Hyattsville, Maryland: Library With Flying Saucer

An otherwise unremarkable 1960s library building has a large flying saucer above its entrance, serving as a canopy. It doesn't just happen to look like a flying saucer -- it was designed to be a flying saucer. Look it up in the library.

Prince George Memorial Library

6532 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville, MD
Prince George Memorial Library. From US Hwy 1 turn west onto Hwy 410/E. West Hwy. Drive a half-mile. Turn right onto Adelphi Rd. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see the flying saucer and library on the left.
2018: Library demolished, saucer preserved Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Library With Flying Saucer

The Prince George Memorial Library has been demolished in order to build a new library on site. The saucer is still intact and will be on site at the new library when it opens in 2020!

[Joe, 08/10/2019]

Flying saucer entryway.

Library With Flying Saucer

The library closed on March 31, 2018 for demolition and rebuilding. According to local news, the UFO will not be demolished and will be incorporated into a public arts space on the library grounds.

[caitlin, 03/31/2018]

Flying Saucer entryway.

Hyattsville Branch Library

This 1960s "Jet Age" branch library looks like a flying saucer! The flying saucer has legs that stretch down and form a canopy that shields the main entrance in a rather novel way. Such a whimsical piece of architecture is in a place that would not generally be described as whimsical.

[Chris Richardson, 04/06/2013]

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