In Crisfield officials broke ground this weekend for a new 15-thousand square-foot library.
On hand was state Senator Jim Mathias who called it a beautiful day for the town that last year was hit by Superstorm Sandy.
The old library is a cramped and aging structure on East Main Street but did escape damage from the 5-foot storm surge.
Plans for a new library laid in 2007 were pushed forward with a library campaign as a result of the storm.
Construction is expected to take a year or so.
Later in the day much of the crowd participated in a community worship service commemorating the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.