Update (Sept. 3): In a release Thursday, Montgomery County said operating hours for public libraries will remain the same, retracting Tuesday’s announcement saying libraries would soon return to pre-pandemic hours.
Original (Aug. 31): County libraries will soon return to pre-pandemic hours of operation, according to a release from the county.
Effective Sunday, Sept. 12, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will implement new hours for all branches, minus the Noyes Library for Young Children in Kensington. The hours will be:
- Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Friday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Maggie Nightingale Library in Poolesville and the Germantown Library remain closed for refresh projects, however the bookdrop is open at both locations. Residents who place holds with the Maggie Nightingale Library must choose a different library for pickup.
After 15 months of pandemic closures, six libraries reopened June 1, followed by eight additional buildings June 14. All remaining libraries reopened July 1, but not to full hours of operation.