Bull Run Library Scheduled to Close for Renovations Beginning Monday, Dec. 13

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Provided by Prince William County

Bull Run Library is scheduled to close for renovations beginning Monday, Dec. 13. The last day the library will open to the public before closing is Saturday, Dec. 11. The renovations are expected to take at least six months. The projected costs for the renovation – covered by proffers – total $965,345.

“Bull Run Library continues to be a hub for local residents, bringing people together in their shared love of literacy, learning, and community,” said Deborah L. Wright, director. “The upcoming renovations will help make the library even more inviting and welcoming, while also making it more functional for the public to enjoy.”

Bull Run Library, first opened in 1994, is one of two “regional” Prince William Public Libraries. Located at 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas, the 25,000 square-foot building renovations will include:

New Makerspace: The state-of-the-art Makerspace will include new technology and craft tools and equipment. A Digital Media Lab will offer a digital graphic design studio suite, animation studio, green screen, video and audio editing equipment, and more. Laptops and iPads will provide a holistic maker experience. There is also a Cricut, sewing machine, 3D printer, and more for residents to learn and express their creativity. The space will open daily and have a dedicated Maker Library on-site to help answer questions and provide technical support. There are opportunities to learn in both group and individual settings.

Additional Study Room: A new quiet study room will be added for a total of two reservable meeting rooms available to the public.

Updated Children and Young Adult Areas; New Dedicated Tween Area: These inviting, versatile spaces are perfect for homework, homeschooling, tutoring, and book clubs. The designated areas are used for STEAM and craft programs.

Open Floorplan: The Information Desk currently in the middle of the library will be removed, allowing for a more open floorplan and natural flow to allow patrons the opportunity to explore all the library will have to offer. Staff are available to assist patrons at a single Service Desk.

New Furniture: Café seating is placed in the lobby, giving patrons more options to comfortably enjoy reading, learning, and socializing.

While the library is closed, the book drop will remain open. Any books placed on hold at Bull Run Library will be sent to Central Library for pick up. Patrons can change their pickup location from Bull Run Library to the library of their choice through their online account. Updates about the renovation are posted periodically on pwcva.gov/library.


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