December 11, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Bradley Hills Elementary School Ranks First in Maryland for Scholastic Reading Challenge

Bradley Hills Elementary School in Bethesda placed first for Maryland in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge this past summer. The students read more than 8,000 hours during their summer vacation! Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan visited Bradley Hills ES Dec. 4 to congratulate the students. First Lady Yumi Hogan served as Reading Ambassador for this year's […]

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August 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Little Falls Library Branch Celebrates Completion of Refresh Project (PHOTO)

Montgomery County officials are celebrating the grand reopening of the Little Falls Library branch with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 26. The $1.1 million refresh project took 12 months to complete, after a water pipe break in December caused a delay with the project. County Executive Ike Leggett was joined at Saturday’s celebration by Councilmember George […]

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July 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Aspen Hill Library Reopens After a Refresh (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials are celebrating the grand reopening of the Aspen Hill Library branch, which reopened this past weekend. The $1.2 million refresh project took eight months to complete. Find out more in the video recap, below: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett was joined at the grand opening celebration by Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Marc […]

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June 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Libraries Summer Reading Program Kicks-off Saturday

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) invites students to participate in this year’s Summer Reading program, which will run June 10 to September 10. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” Participants can sign up for the program and keep track of the books they read or have read to them throughout the summer. Registration is […]

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May 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Book Festival Sets a Record for Attendance (VIDEO)

It’s official. The Gaithersburg Book Festival has set a new record for attendance. City officials estimate that 22,000 people attended the literary event this year. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Denise Kayser, division chief of arts and events for the city of Gaithersburg, said attendance in 2017 was almost twice the size of the 2016 turnout. […]

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May 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithesburg Book Festival Set for May 20 at City Hall (VIDEO)

The 8th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival returns to the grounds of City Hall on May 20th. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is the founder of this literary festival and he tells MyMCMedia that this year’s lineup includes about 130 authors, and that’s a record. He is also hoping to see a record crowd in Olde Towne […]

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April 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Jimmy Fallon Surprises Fields Road Elementary with a Donation (VIDEO)

Fields Road Elementary School was featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night. That’s because the Gaithersburg-based school recently raised over $13,000 during a record-breaking Read-A-Thon, and the fundraiser caught the attention of Fallon because of its “Egg Roulette” video starring the school’s principals. On Friday night’s show, Fallon played a clip […]

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March 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Read Across America Day at Lakewood Elementary (VIDEO)

Lakewood Elementary School students recently celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Read Across America Day with student athletes from Wootton High School and the University of Maryland. This annual event is all about promoting literacy. MCPS-TV has the story, below:

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March 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Results Show MCPS’ BELL Summer Program Helps to Reduce Summer Slide

A new report released by Montgomery County Public School’s (MCPS) shows students who participated in the Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) program made some progress toward reducing the summer slide in math and reading, according to news release. BELL is an academic and enrichment program for third and fourth graders that uses certain methods […]

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March 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 2, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 2nd, in Montgomery County: 1. Hold on to your hat! The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory that is in effect until 10 a.m. today. 2. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency for the opioid crisis. 3. The results of a recent […]

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