Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wheaton Interim Library December Update

Furniture Survey

The furniture survey for the new Wheaton Library building is currently in progress. The closing date will be Sunday December 17, 2017.

Nine chairs are available to test and to give feedback on. There are three adult lounge chairs, two children's lounge chairs, two teen lounge chairs, and two task chairs.  The survey is online in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese. The Library Department and Department of General Services would like to hear from you!

A blue cushioned chair and a purple cushioned chair.
Green, two sectioned seating

Three varieties of cushioned reading chairs

Library Advisory Committee Meeting - December 18, 2017

The Wheaton Library Advisory Committee will be meeting Monday December 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  The LAC meetings are held in the second floor conference room of the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad Station Building. Wheaton residents are welcome to come and give community input on library services, programs, facilities, and funding.

Construction Update!

Costello Construction has begun the steel erection process on the new library/community recreation center building at the corner of Georgia and Arcola Avenues. The second floor structure is now in progress. The first floor concrete work is continuing.

Steel girders begin to rise at the site of the new Wheaton Library

Wheaton Interim Programs

Wheaton programs will continue through the holidays. InterACT Family Story Theatre will host a Books Alive! Family Literary Fiesta on January 13, 2018. Signs ups are encouraged, call us at 240 777-0678,

Friday, October 27, 2017

Wheaton Interim Branch October 2017 Update

Over 250 persons participated in Build A Better World summer reading programs at the Wheaton Interim branch.

Wheaton Interim library has settled into the steady rhythms of fall. Toddler storytime is at 10:30 AM on Tuesday mornings. Pajama storytime is at 6:30 PM on Monday evenings. Me and You-kulele is on Thursdays at 4:00 PM.

In addition, Wheaton Interim will host a MD STEM Festival event, Three Little Pigs and the Huff and Puff House. This craft activity for children will take place on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 4:00  PM.

The Wheaton Interim is looking for teen volunteers to staff our Homework Help program on Mondays and Wednesday afternoons. SSL hours are offered, and teens in grades 10 and up are encouraged to apply.

The new building is continuing to move ahead. Concrete is being poured for the garage roof and first floor.

Sample furniture has been ordered for a customer survey in November. The survey will be conducted in the Wheaton Interim Library for one month. Wheaton Interim will have special furniture survey kickoff on Sunday November 19, 2017.

To see building progress live view the Department of General Services video feed.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Wheaton Interim - August Update

Image for Summer Read and Learn 2017 with cartoon construction equipment
Summer Read and Learn runs through September 10, 2017. If you haven't signed up yet, you still have time to get involved!

MCPL Express at Mid-County services will be suspended from August 27-September 10, 2017 due to planned yearly maintenance of the Mid-County Community Center.

The Wheaton Library Advisory Committee is recruiting new members. We are looking for a wide range of community members to provide input on library services, materials, and programs. High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply and may earn SSL hours for their participation. The Library Advisory Committee is a sub-board of the the Montgomery County Library Board. The meetings will be held on the third Monday of the month. The next meeting is planned for September 18, 2017 7:30 pm  at the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad Station, 2nd floor conference room. Please see the library manager for more information.

Construction Update WLCR

There is a live camera feed to view the construction procress.

Currently concrete work on the foundation walls is ongoing.

The community will be invited to view and try sample furniture that may be selected for the new library. Dates for the review will be posted soon.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wheaton Interim Library Programs and Construction Update

The Summer Read and Learn Program, "Build a Better World," is in full swing. There will be a special music program "Bop Goes the Weasel" with Christiana Drapkin and friends on Thursday July 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm.

The following programs are continuing throughout the summer:
Construction update for the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center:

There is now a live camera feed to view the construction progress at the bottom of the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center construction page.  As you can see below, the tower crane is on site and the foundation is in progress.

Construction crane at the new Wheaton Library building site
Construction crane at the new Wheaton Library and Recreation Center building site

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wheaton Events and Construction Update

Small business help with SCORE has returned to the Wheaton Interim Library. SCORE is accepting appointments from 10 AM to 2 PM, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The following weekly early literacy programs are ongoing -

There will be two special programs for preschoolers and their families this month -

Grappler demolishing the old Wheaton Library building
Construction Update for the new Wheaton Library and Recreation Center building -

The demolition of the old Wheaton Library began on Thursday April 6, 2017 at 10 AM. Complete demolition will be occurring throughout April 2017. The new Hermitage Avenue extension will be ready for use later in April.

Dianne Whitaker
Branch Manager

Monday, March 13, 2017

Programs and Construction Progress at Wheaton Interim

There are a number of programs being held at our location in March.

There will be three programs for young children each week.

Bedtime stories is held at 6:30 PM on Monday evenings. Tuesday Tales a traditional preschool storytime is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM (except on Tuesday March 7), and  on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 PM there is a musical sing along You-kulele and Me storytime for ages 0-6.

Building Block Time for little ones is on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 am.

Books Alive! An interactive story program given by Inter-ACT Story Theatre for ages 4 and up will be held on Saturday March 18 at 2:00 PM.

There will be a e-reader/iPad tutorial workshop for adults on March 9.  SCORE will be returning to the Wheaton area on March 22.

The Wheaton Interim is a "one large room" setting. As a large single room and especially during children’s program times listed above, voices carry throughout the room. During children’s program times the room may have higher noise levels than expected.

There are tables and chairs for study and collaborative use. However, quieter spaces and collaborative study spaces may be found at nearby branches such as Silver Spring and Kensington Park.

Construction Progress:
The extension of Hermitage to Arcola is in the final stages of completion and is expected to be finished soon.

Wheaton Interim construction progress. New Hermitage access point.