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Posted on: August 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] QAC Library Invites Community to Celebrate Dedication of Renovated Kent Island Branch

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Queen Anne's County Library, Kent Island Branch
 200 Library Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666
 Contact: Allison Wood
 Phone: 410-758-2535

Queen Anne's County Library Invites Community to Celebrate Dedication of Renovated Kent Island Branch With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

STEVENSVILLE, MD, August 1, 2023 - Queen Anne's County Library is excited to announce a Grand Opening and Dedication celebration marking the unveiling of several new spaces at its Kent Island Branch. This will also mark the completion of the renovation and expansion of the Kent Island Branch. The Library will host a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, welcoming all community members to come out and experience the expanded facilities.

This expansion effort has been a joint effort of the State of Maryland, the Maryland State Library Agency, Queen Anne’s County Commissioners, and citizens and Library friends advocating for the needed addition of spaces in the Branch.  This expansion culminated in the creation of innovative community meeting rooms, a welcoming lobby area, and a state-of-the-art Makerspace designed to inspire creativity and facilitate learning.

"These additions to our Library mark an important step forward in our commitment to serve our community," said Janet Salazar, Library Director of Queen Anne's County Library. "Our expanded spaces aim to foster deeper connections, broaden intellectual horizons, and facilitate the sharing of ideas in an increasingly interconnected world."

The community meeting rooms are equipped with modern audio-visual technology to enable high-quality presentations, discussions, workshops, and other events. The inviting lobby will act as a hub of social interaction, encouraging community members to connect, collaborate and engage.

Perhaps the most exciting feature of this expansion is the Makerspace, an interactive area equipped with a range of tools and equipment, such as 3D printers, laser engravers, vinyl printers and cutters, sewing machines, and crafting materials, designed to inspire innovation and creativity. The Makerspace is set to become a platform for local inventors, entrepreneurs, students, and hobbyists to bring their ideas to life.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 8 will officially open these spaces to the public. Following the event, library staff will be on hand to give tours of the new facilities and demonstrate the features of the Makerspace.

The Kent Island Branch of Queen Anne's County Library is grateful for the community's support and participation in the creation of these spaces, and we warmly welcome everyone to join us in celebrating this important milestone.

About Queen Anne's County Library:
 Queen Anne's County Library is a cornerstone of its community, providing a range of services to promote literacy, lifelong learning, and community engagement. With branches in Centreville and Kent Island, as well as the Mobile Library serving the entire County, the library offers a vast collection of books, digital resources, educational programs, and community events for residents of all ages.

For more information about Queen Anne's County Library or the ribbon-cutting ceremony, please visit or contact Allison Wood at


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