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Montgomery County Seeking Community Input on Chevy Chase Library Project

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 1, 2021

The Department of General Services’ Office of Planning and Development (OPD) and Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) are exploring opportunities for the future of the Chevy Chase Library. In October they will be presenting scenarios to the community for the purpose of soliciting feedback.

One scenario is a full-scale renovation of the existing 16,000 square foot library. The second scenario might include a newly constructed 20,000 square foot library achieved through a public-private partnership and a mixed-use project to include residential development to offset the costs of a replacement library on site.

Informal sessions to allow the community to learn more about the scenarios, ask questions and provide feedback verbally and in writing are being held at the branch in October. Interested persons are invited to visit the Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, any time during the office hours below:

  • Saturday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 3 to 6 p.m.

OPD and MCPL will also receive feedback on the two scenarios through an online survey. The survey will be available starting Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. through Monday, Nov. 15 at noon. Survey link:

Information collected from the office hours, survey and comments received will be used to determine the next steps for the library.

To learn more about the Chevy Chase Library Building Project, please visit

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Release ID: 21-791
Media Contact: Monika Hammer 240-463-2442
Categories: Library, Public Works