Address & Contact
2510 Tollgate Road
Abingdon, MD 21009
|Mon & Wed||10:00 am - 8:00 pm|
|Tue & Thu||1:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Fri & Sat||10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Sun(Oct-Apr)||1:00 pm - 5:00 pm|
|Mon – Thu||8:00 am - 7:30 pm|
|Fri||8:00 am - 4:30 pm|
|Sat||9:00 am - 4:30 pm|
|Sun(Oct-Apr)||1:00 pm - 4:30 pm|
The Abingdon community was founded in 1779 and became a center for education, religion, industry, and crafts. Once only large land tracts and farms, it now contains a mix of low, medium, and high-density single-family homes, garden apartments, town homes, and condominiums. From 1990-2000 this area saw a 72.8% increase in households and experienced a 70.8% population growth.
Retail areas, community and neighborhood centers are located at Constant Friendship, Festival at Bel Air and Box Hill. Significant development is occurring at the Box Hill South Corporate Center, with the opening of Wegmans in September 2011. The Abingdon community also contains two major natural areas, the Harford Glen Environmental Education Center and the Bush Declaration Natural Resources Area, plus a multi-purpose indoor recreation facility called the Emmorton Recreation and Tennis Center.
The Abingdon Branch opened to great fanfare on May 17, 2004. Situated on a 15.2-acre site, the library is interconnected to the surrounding community with sidewalks that join the library to the school next door and to the local neighborhoods. The grounds include wooded areas, walking paths, picnic tables and a pond with an overlooking wooden dock. In the Spring of 2009, a community playground was added to the property, maintained by the Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation.
Since its opening day, the library has been embraced by the local community. The library quickly became the second busiest in the county.
The library features a drive-thru window, self checkout machines, wireless internet access and a DVD dispensing machine. There are individual study rooms for varying size groups. Also there is a large public meeting room, a smaller conference room, and a small computer lab, all available for rent by profit and non-profit groups.