Miller Branch, Howard County Library
The first of Howard County Library’s branches to be constructed, the Charles E. Miller Branch opened in May 1962. Named after Charles E. Miller for his donation of land, the branch was expanded to 23,500 square feet in 1986. Maintained by local garden clubs, the ever-changing atrium is delightful and unique.
Pursuant to The Howard County Library’s Facilities Assessment and Master Plan 2004-2030, the construction a new Charles E. Miller Branch & Historical Center (adjacent to the current building) is underway. Scheduled to open in December 2011, the new building will provide three times the space for the Library system to deliver high-quality public education for all through its three pillars: Self-Directed Education (through our vast collection of items in print, audio, and electronic formats), Research Assistance & Instruction (for individuals and groups) and Instructive & Enlightening Experiences (through cultural and community center concepts, events, and partnerships).
The new venue will also bring a heightened focus to history and health education.