Sep. 1, 2016: Today marked the reopening of the children’s wing of the Bel Air Library in Harford County, MD.
Manns Woodward Studios was extremely excited to help tackle this project that was immensely important not to just those who helped make it a possibility, but to the community who will now be able to utilize this newly renovated space. At 9,700 SF the space includes a two story atrium at the entrance, where a large steel NatureMaker artificial tree welcomes children and their families to an array of imagination and possibilities. Surrounded by parks and neighborhoods in historic downtown Bel Air, that idea became the focal point for the theme of the space with areas made to resemble historic sites in Bel Air and around Harford County, MD. Complete with activities for children to partake in, a post office, train station, general store, blacksmith shop and a watermill were all included into the space. While no s’mores can be made, story time will still take place around an artificial campfire which is located near a pergola for theater performances.