Ellicott City already has an award-winning new library at the Howard County Public Library System's Miller Branch on Frederick Road. Now it's time for the the old Miller library to get a facelift.
A project to expand and renovate the 51-year-old building, just next door to the new library, is scheduled to begin Friday, Nov. 15. Over the course of construction, workers will demolish part of the building and add on a two-story structure. The remaining old building will also get a complete inside and outside renovation. The new Miller library won't be affected by the construction work.
Once it's complete -- construction is scheduled to be finished in September 2014 -- the old Miller library building will serve as the Ellicott City Senior Center's Wellness Center. It will also house the library system's administrative offices.
The old Miller library, the oldest of the county's six branches, closed in September 2011. The new library opened two and a half months later, in mid-December 2011.