Show your everlasting support for the Reisterstown Branch by becoming a contributor to our donor wall.
Join the community in supporting the newly renovated Reisterstown Branch. Your contribution provides additional funding for programs, equipment and literacy activities. The new-and-improved Reisterstown Branch features Baltimore County Public Library's latest Center of Excellence, The Preservation Station, which features state-of-the-art equipment in a digitization lab for photographs and historical documents.
Be a lasting part of this beautiful “new old” treasured community institution. To participate in the donor wall, simply click the link above to complete the secure online form or call the Foundation at 410-887-6196 for more information. The names of donors will be categorized by your level of financial donation and displayed on the brick wall in the entry.
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Originally opened in 1825 and named after Benjamin Franklin, the Franklin Academy became the first high school in Baltimore County in 1874. It was later renamed Franklin High School. It has served as the Reisterstown Branch of Baltimore County Public Library since 1961.
The branch was extensively renovated in 2020/21. This renovation allows us to better serve the community and includes a Center of Excellence, the Preservation Station, which features state-of-the-art equipment in a digitization lab for photographs and historical documents. Other amenities and features of the renovated interior include an enclosed central courtyard, expanded teen space, additional seating and tables, new shelving and furnishings, a new meeting room and restrooms, a quiet study room, redesigned children’s room, a new central stairway leading to the second floor and a history room.
Exterior renovations include restoring the original bricks and windows, replacing the sidewalks and resurfacing the parking lot and driveway.