OPENING IN MID-2021!
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.
This renovation allows us to better serve the community and includes the Preservation Station, featuring state-of-the-art equipment in a digitization lab for photographs and historical documents.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room, a new central stairway leading to the second floor and a history room with a digitization lab for photos and historical documents.
Exterior renovations include restoring the original bricks and windows, replacing the sidewalks and resurfacing the parking lot and driveway.
Be a lasting part of this beautiful “new old” treasured community institution. We have multiple opportunities for you to become a sponsor and have a section of the branch named in your honor. You could sponsor the Center of Excellence, the meeting room, the courtyard, the quiet study room, the children’s room, or simply get your name on the donor wall.