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LaVale Library


815 National Highway
LaVale, MD 21502
Phone: 301-729-0855
Fax: 301-729-3490

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LaVale Meeting Rooms (10-50 persons)
LaVale Study Rooms (2-10 persons)
LaVale Large Conference Room (50 – 100+ persons)


Monday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday Closed
The Allegany Arts Council is seeking artist proposals for the development of a Public Art Across Maryland grant application to be completed in March 2023. The deadline to submit proposals is December 30, 2022. 
About the Project 
In partnership with the Allegany County Library System, the Allegany Arts Council is developing a Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) grant application for the newly-constructed LaVale Library located at 815 National Highway, LaVale, Maryland
An important goal for the new library was to develop multipurpose spaces which blend indoor and outdoor use. The final design includes an exterior reading and events patio which will be used for story times, music events, outdoor reading, and as an additional space for public gatherings. Because of its southwestern exposure, the reading and events patio receives direct sunlight for most afternoons and early evenings. The goal of the project is to develop public artwork which is three-dimensional, durable, and which provides sustainable shade to the patio area, enabling it to be fully utilized.
Project Timeline
December 30, 2022: Deadline for Submissions
January 13, 2023: Review Panel Meeting & Finalist Notifications
February 10, 2023: Deadline for Final Design Concepts
February 17, 2023: Notification of Selected Artist/Team
March 10, 2023: 1st Draft of New Works Application Due
March 24, 2023: Final New Works Application Submitted

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See our FAQ page to learn more about the renovation project!