The Prince William Public Library System has two capital improvement projects currently in development. As a project progresses from early planning to groundbreaking ceremonies to actual construction culminating in a grand opening, a project overview, project fact sheet, conceptual drawings, architectural renderings, and construction photos will be added. Check back often for updates!

Montclair Community Library
Groundbreaking June 18​

PWC News

Gainesville Community Library
Groundbreaking June 25

 

Potomac Community
Library Plaza/Garden

Completed​

 
 

 Montclair Program

 

Conceptual Design only

 

Authorized by voters in the 2006 bond referendum, the Montclair Community Library will be a 20,000 square foot full service facility with both traditional services, such as check-out of materials, information and readers' advisory services and children's programs and services, as well as online services such as electronic resources, web based library services, self check-out, and public Internet access and wireless public Internet access.

The Montclair Community Library will be located near the intersection of Route 234 (Dumfries Road) and Waterway Drive.
The Barnes House, one of Prince William County's only remnants of a post-Civil War African-American settlement, will become a reading room and history interpretive center at the Montclair Library site. The house was once owned by Eppa Lee and Amanda Catherine Lambert Barnes who raised their twelve children there. Eppa Lee was a woodsman and farmer. The house was relocated from its original site at Independent Hill to County property temporarily until the Montclair Community Library is completed. The house was moved to avoid ongoing development along Route 234.
This project is scheduled to be completed Fall 2015.
 
 

 Montclair Construction Photos

 

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 Groundbreaking Wednesday, June 18, 2014

 

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 Gainesville Program

 


Conceptual Design only

 

Authorized by voters in the 2006 bond referendum, the Gainesville Community Library will be a 20,000 square foot full service facility with both traditional services, such as check-out of materials, information and readers' advisory services and children's programs and services, as well as online services such as electronic resources, web based library services, self check-out, and public Internet access and wireless public Internet access.
The Gainesville Community Library will be located at the intersection of Route 15 and Lightner Road.
This project is scheduled to be completed Fall 2015.

 

 

 Gainesville Library Construction Photos

 

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 Groundbreaking Wednesday, June 25, 2014

 

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Potomac Community Library Plaza/Garden - Completed

The Potomac Community Library was designed in 1974 with the building oriented around an open area of lawn with a small concrete patio. This project developed the area behind the library was infrequently used. The goal is to increase the use of the library as a “community center” and become a destination point for residents in keeping with the renaissance of the local community.

The Plaza is an elegant setting designed as an extension of the library and  serves as an outdoor room. This area provides an environment that invites both active and passive use. The Plaza supports events and planned activities as well as act as an attractive, compelling, and engaging area for individuals of all ages. Not only does it provide a stage for community interaction, it offers introspective spaces for individual uses and a destination for families and individuals of all ages.

Potomac Plaza Groundbreaking, August 11, 2011: Photos

Potomac Plaza Groundbreaking: Additional Photos

Potomac Plaza Construction Photos

 



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