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Calvert Library Interim Southern Branch
Grand Opening - Tuesday, May 21st 3:00pm!

Moving! | Events | Architecture | Donations & Commemorative Spaces

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Southern Branch Moving!

  • " "Saturday, May 4th will be our last day open at the current site.
  • All Southern Branch events will continue to be held at the Southern Community Center until the grand opening.
  • New address:
    13920 HG Trueman Rd,
    Solomons, MD 20688

Grand Opening Week Events


Tuesday, May 21st

  • Grand Opening Ceremony 3:00pm
  • Grand Opening Evening Storytime: 6:30pm Join us for our opening night family storytime which includes stories, songs and flannelboard stories.
  • Meet a Superhero, 7:00pm: Come meet a superhero from Superheroes of Southern Maryland and hear their anti-bullying message. There will be time for autographs and picture taking.

Wednesday, May 22nd

  • Music with Joe, 5:30pm: Come and enjoy a musical selection from our very own librarian, Joe Ruff, and his musical group!
  • Garden Smarter, Container Gardening7:00pm: Join Master Gardener, Nancy Radcliffe, for an informative evening about container gardening.

Thursday, May 23rd

  • Theater Thursday, 10:00am: Bring the little ones for a Caillou movie, story and coloring sheet.
  • Tell Us Your Story About..., 2:00pm: Join for a discussion about the history of Calvert Library and tell us your story about your library memories.
  • Family Night, 7:00pm: Family night events will include tours of the new location, stories, music, make 'n take stations, and games. Try our new "Imagination Station" for interactive and imaginative play which is an essential part of a child’s early learning.

Friday, May 24th

  • Southern Matinee - Lincoln, 1:00pm: Lincoln is a 2012 American historical drama film based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and covers the final four months of Lincoln's life.



Architectural firm Gant Brunnett Architects designed the renovation of the Calvert Library Southern Branch.  Patricia Hofmann, Calvert Library Director said of the awardee, “GBA (Gant Brunnett Architects), based in Baltimore, has extensive experience in the design of public libraries, including renovation projects.”  GBA also designed the Agricultural Exhibit Building at Jefferson Patterson Park.

Final floorplan pdf


Donations & Commemorative Spaces

We thank all the many people who contributed toward this interim library branch. Your donations have supported:

  • Special children’s area with learning activities
  • More computers for adults and children
  • Comfortable seating
  • Study area
  • Meeting room for library events and community meetings
  • More space for teens
  • And more!

Can You Still Contribute?

Yes, you can help in a variety of ways, including:

Consider contributing to support enhancements to the renovation for Calvert Library Southern Branch.

Recognition at Southern Branch

Name on Multi-Donor
Plaque for donation

Recognition plaques placed at each sponsored area in the renovated Southern Branch.

Computer Stations (9) $2,500
Book Return $3,000
Study Area $2,500
Reading Area $2,500
Vending Area $2,500
Large Print Area $3,000
Copy Center $3,000
Quiet Study (3) $3,000
Biography Area $4,000
Adult Fiction Area $5,000
Adult Non-Fiction Area $5,000
Teen Zone $10,000
Office $10,000
Meeting Room $15,000
Circulation Area $20,000
Living Room $30,000
Children’s Department $30,000


Recognition at Calvert Library Prince Frederick

Engraved Patio Bricks $100
Giving Tree  




Mini Tree





Terrace $10,000
Storytime Room $15,000
Living Room $30,000
Café Area $20,000

How to Donate

Download these forms online or pick them up at any Calvert Library Branch

Donation form (pdf)

Southern Branch Sponsorship Brochure (pdf)

You can also donate to the Calvert Library Foundation online via credit card