Project Updates



"MAGIC is proud to work with our partner CCPL in bringing to fruition the visionary plan for the Exploration Commons at 50 East makerspace in the Westminster Branch. This will be another fantastic addition to the burgeoning technology ecosystem here in Carroll County fostering innovation and entrepreneurial growth."

Dr. Robert Wack, President, MAGIC


The following is the estimated timeline for the project and is subject to change.

May 2018 - Manns Woodward Studios hired
May - December 2018 - Design
June - September 2018 - Focus group meetings
February - March 2019 - Hire construction firm
March 2019 - March 2020 - Construction
March – May 2020 - Furnishing and stocking
June 2020 - Grand Opening

The Architects

Manns Woodward Studios is a Maryland-based architectural design firm with expertise in public safety and community oriented architecture in Carroll County and around the State of MD. They are dedicated to providing exceptional service and carefully tailored design solutions that meet the specific needs of their clients and their community. For more information, visit their website.

Last Focus Group Meeting

The last Focus Group meeting was held on Monday, September 17, 6 PM at Library Headquarters in New Windsor. The architects unveiled their preliminary designs (PDF) based on the input they received at the previous focus group meetings.

Dessert and Discourse

Attend one of our Dessert and Discourse events to learn from local thought leaders about the types of events and equipment that may be highlighted in Exploration Commons at 50 East beginning in 2020.