The future belongs to everyone: introducing the new lakefront library
We thank County Executive Calvin Ball and the County Council for unanimously approving funds in support of the Lakefront Library. We look forward to partnering with them, the community developer and other stakeholders, as well as further engaging community to bring this to reality for all of Howard County. We look forward to hearing more from our residents as we collaborate to create the best spaces and learning experiences for our community.
I firmly believe that the best public spaces should be for the community, and the opportunity to move the new Central Library to the lakefront provides those best public spaces for our residents. This new lakefront library will uplift and inspire, connect people with nature, and connect people with each other. We look forward to engaging our community in listening sessions to hear their dreams and aspirations.
Tonya Aikens, Howard County Library System President and CEO
Historical and current trends continue to demonstrate how much those who live, work and play in Howard County value and use Howard County Library System. The Columbia Downtown Plan, approved by the County Council in 2010 and updated in 2018, called for the demolition of the existing Central Branch as part of the revitalization and redevelopment of Downtown Columbia.
We have put together a number of resources for you to learn more about this project, including FAQs, a podcast episode, and economic impact study.