February 17, 2018

Loudoun County PL Opens Newest Facility

By LJ Staff

More than 4600 residents packed the Ashburn Library, the latest addition to
the Loudoun County Public Library, VA, on August 10 for the grand opening of the
long-planned facility. The 23,000-square-foot, $6.4 million facility is the
first new library to open in Loudoun in 12 years and is the county’s seventh
public library. The opening day collection of 70,000 items includes 8500
audiovisual items, including books on CDs, as many patrons listen to books in
their cars. The Ashburn Library started on the long road to opening day in 1986,
when the former farm was rezoned. A citizen advisory board was formed eight
years ago to oversee the planning and design of the facility. During that time,
the board negotiated the library’s move to a larger 4.3-acre site. Voters
approved bond financing for the project, as well as other upgrades in the
library system, in 1999.