Potomac Library Updating to ADA Standards

Potomac Library Updating to ADA Standards

Parking spaces are sometimes in short supply now at the Potomac Library, as construction continues to improve handicap access from designated parking to the library entrance.

According to a fact sheet posted at the library, “Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Montgomery County Government is required to ensure that facilities, programs and services are accessible to people who have disabilities. This building has been surveyed for ADA compliance and the work planned will correct the accessibility issues identified by the survey.”

David Payne, acting library manager, said that there have been no real complaints about the construction and fewer parking spaces. People, he said are just curious about what is going on.

“This is something that had to be done,” he said. “Something that had to be better.”

Work on the project was supposed to be completed June 22, weather permitting, but it is still in progress.

“It should be done by the end of this week, June 29,” Judy Styles of the Montgomery County Office of Communications said. “The asphalt is going down today, and after that dries it can be painted.”

Potomac Library is located at 10101 Glenolden Drive. It offers a number of programs for all ages. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches.