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UPDATED: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Twinbrook Library Postponed (PHOTO)

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UPDATE Jan. 20, 2016  The ribbon cutting ceremony for the reopening of Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) Twinbrook branch has been postponed because of the potential winter storm that is predicted to impact the County this week.

Montgomery County spokesperson Judy Stiles says that the ribbon cutting event will now be held on Jan. 30 at 10 a.m.

According to a news release, the library will be open to the public starting Jan. 25 at 10 a.m., weather permitting.

For more information about the library, visit the MCPL website.

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Jan. 14, 2016 Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is inviting residents to celebrate the grand reopening of Montgomery County Libraries (MCPL) Twinbrook branch later this month.

According to a news release, the event will happen on Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. at 202 Meadow Hall Drive.

“I am looking forward to cutting the ribbon for the renewed Twinbrook Library,” Leggett said. “Residents can look forward to enjoying a bright updated building to access to a world of information including print material and technical and digital resources, all free of charge,” she said.

The news release states that Twinbrook Library is the first MCPL branch to be renovated under the Library Refurbishment Level-of-Effort initiative in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and cost $1,010, 255. The renovations include an enhanced preschool children’s space, two conference spaces, an outdoor programming space, enhanced Wi-Fi, additional power outlets, mobile device charging stations, laptops for in-house and loan, and a 3-D printer.

“I’m excited for everyone to see the newly refreshed Twinbrook branch awash in vibrant, welcoming colors and enjoy all the added features and services,” MCPL Director Parker Hamilton said. “The MCPL branch refresh program ensures that our libraries stay modern and current and the buildings’ infrastructures remain safe, efficient, and operationally effective.”

“The innovative Library Refresh program enables us to make necessary improvements at many more libraries than a single new construction project would do,” David Dise, director of County’s Department of General Services said. “The Twinbrook project is the first of many to come. DGS is pleased to return this refreshed library to its dedicated patrons, ” he said.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, the library will be open to the public. For more information, visit the MCPL website.

Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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