LaVale Library 



815 National Highway                       

LaVale, MD 21502



Phone:  301-729-0855

Fax:      301-729-3490






Monday-Thursday  10am-8pm

Friday & Saturday  10am-5pm

Closed Sunday




View a tour of our branch (Windows Media Player Required)


From the East:

From I-68, take exit 39 (Alt 40) and go right at the light to travel Rt 40 (National Highway). Follow  Rt. 40 for approx. 1 1/4 mile to Grant Drive.  The library is on the left on the corner of Grant Drive and National Highway.

From the West:

From I-68, take exit 40 (Vocke Road).  Turn left on to Vocke Road.  Make right at light at Route 40 National Highway.  Proceed 1 mile to Grant Drive. The library is on the corner of Grant Drive and National Highway


    The LaVale Library opened on September 28, 1975.  Located along the National Road, the first federally funded highway in the United States, the library is conveniently situated near shopping and dining facilities.  The first LaVale Library opened on April 18, 1953 in a room at the LaVale Drugstore, and then moved in 1956 to a former State Police Barracks, both of which were also along National Highway.  The present brick Colonial style building was built to serve the rapidly growing community in LaVale.  The lot was donated by Mrs. Lelia Gould as part of the estate of Wallace McKaig, a generous benefactor of the Allegany County Library System.


    The LaVale Library houses fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teens, and children, as well as magazines, newspapers, audio books, DVDs, music, video games, and large print materials.  In addition, public computers and free internet access is available to all patrons of the library.  Weekly Children's Programs are available.


    There is a meeting room in the library for groups and organizations to use.  Please contact a librarian for more information or to make a meeting room reservation.


    The LaVale Library is the headquarters for the Allegany County Bookmobile.





Pam Neder, Branch Manager

Janice Beall

Jason Miltenberger

Barbara Riffey, Children's Librarian

Ellen Torrington