Potomac Plaza Groundbreaking

A grassy area behind Potomac Library will soon be transformed into a community plaza, with a concrete pavilion, a garden and a children’s play area. County government and Prince William Library Foundation officials broke ground Thursday on the $300,000 project, which officials said is aimed at making the library more of a “community center” for area residents. The new plaza, to be built on a previously unused space behind the library, will serve as a “greeting space” for library patrons to gather and use Wi-Fi Internet access, and a place for the library to hold story times and other activities for adults and children, Dick Murphy, director of the Prince William Public Library System said at the groundbreaking ceremony.