What the new library will offer:

  • A visible, convenient, accessible and central location.
  • A 21st-century library for all citizens to access books, educational materials, services, technology and high-speed broadband.
  • State of the art early childhood learning spaces that foster early literacy skills and school readiness.
  • Expanded small business services with on-site services for business owners and entrepreneurs.
  • New ways for children and teens to explore books, digital technology, and ideas.
  • A variety of learning and community spaces: public meeting rooms, study rooms, reading and work spaces.


Frequently asked questions:

  • What is the status of the project?  Land for the new North East Branch Library was purchased in 2015 in the North East Station Shopping Center — anchored by Lowes and Food Lion. Design will begin in Fall 2017 with an anticipated opening in late 2020.
  • How do I learn more? For more information, please see our North East Project Brief.
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So much more than books:

  • Cecil County Public Library is a national award-winning library system whose services go far beyond books, making a critical difference in the community in areas such as education, small business, workforce, veterans’ services, and more.  The new North East Branch Library is poised to become CCPL’s busiest branch upon opening and will be designed as an innovative, 21st century, community learning space staffed by professional educator librarians.
  • Learn more about how CCPL has been recognized at the National level
  • Libraries Changing the World — CCPL’s global impact on economic development


How to get involved:



Upcoming Project Phase Date
Design Starts Fall 2017
Construction 2018-2020
Estimated Opening Late 2020

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