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Ground breaking to kick off construction of new Laurel library May 27

Prince George's County Memorial Library System will be kicking off the construction for the new Laurel library building during a ground-breaking ceremony on May 27.

Replacing the original library at 507 Seventh St., the new 31,000-square-foot Laurel Branch Library will have a dinosaur-themed children's room, 50 computers and environmentally friendly features.

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Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III, Councilmember Mary Lehman, Laurel Mayor Craig Moe and Library CEO Kathlee Teaze are expected to attend.

The original library building has been demolished to allow for new constructions. The project will include a new playground, basketball court, picnic pavilion, small amphitheater and landscaping.

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