The new Laurel Branch Library in Laurel, Maryland, was designed to be much more than a repository for books and other media. Grimm+Parker Architects designed this 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Award winner to be a modern space for discovery and community – a central hub for the local community. The 32,000 sq. foot building replaced the original facility that was built in 1965.
The new building features a host of modern amenities, including study rooms, a teen zone, a gaming room – even a dinosaur-themed children’s room as a tribute to dinosaur bones discovered in Laurel.