libraries

September 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Libraries Will Not Expand Hours as Previously Announced 

Montgomery County says operating hours for public libraries will remain the same, retracting an announcement made earlier this week stating libraries would soon return to pre-pandemic hours. “Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) hours will continue to remain as they currently stand while MCPL continues to evaluate restoring hours back to pre-pandemic levels,” a county release […]

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August 31, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Libraries Returning to Pre-Pandemic Hours Starting Sept. 12

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 […]

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July 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Remaining County Libraries Reopen Tuesday 

All remaining Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) that were closed for over a year reopen Tuesday, except for the Germantown Library which will remain closed for a refresh project. These libraries reopen Tuesday, according to a release from MCPL: Chevy Chase Library Kensington Park Library Maggie Nightingale Library Noyes Library for Young Children Twinbrook Library […]

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July 2, 2021 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and What’s Closed for July 4th Weekend

Here’s an overview of what’s open and what’s closed in Montgomery County this Independence Day weekend: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed Alcohol Beverage Services (ABC) Liquor and Wine stores – Retail stores will be open regular hours: Sunday, July 4, noon-5 p.m. (except Poolesville store, which is closed on Sundays); Monday, July 5, 10 a.m.-9 […]

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June 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

8 Additional County Libraries Reopen Monday

Eight additional Montgomery County public libraries opened Monday after six reopened June 1 for the first time in over a year due to COVID-19. The following libraries reopened Monday: Aspen Hill Library at 4407 Aspen Hill Road in Rockville Damascus Library at 9701 Main Street Davis Library at 6400 Democracy Blvd. in Bethesda Little Falls […]

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May 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: ‘I Don’t Have Enough Staff Right Now to Open Up All the Libraries’

At his weekly media briefing on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich was asked by a reporter about why libraries, recreation centers, and senior centers still have not reopened. According to Elrich, there are “different issues” for why these places have not fully reopened. “One is you know we don’t we don’t have everybody vaccinated then […]

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February 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Libraries Go Fine Free to Ensure Equity

All current library fines for overdue books have been erased and new fines will not be levied as Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) go fine free as of Feb. 1. Similar to 200 library systems around the country, MCPL is ending fines so that people who want to borrow books or digital materials will no […]

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December 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 16, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 16. It is the seventh night of Hanukkah, Christmas is nine days away, and we might be in for snow today. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Winter Weather: The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory for parts of our […]

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November 10, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

What’s Open, What’s Closed on Veterans Day

Veterans Day is this Wednesday, Nov. 11. Montgomery County has posted the following holiday schedule: County offices – Closed. State offices and courts – Closed. Libraries – Closed. County liquor stores – Stores open noon to 7 p.m. County-provided refuse/recycling pickup – County-provided trash and recycling collection will not be collected Wednesday, Nov. 11.  After […]

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November 9, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

¿Qué está Abierto y Qué está Cerrado el Día de los Veteranos?

El Día de los Veteranos es este miércoles 11 de noviembre. El condado de Montgomery ha publicado el siguiente calendario para el día festivo: Oficinas del condado – Cerradas. Oficinas estatales y tribunales: cerrados. Bibliotecas – Cerradas. Licorerías del condado: las tiendas abren desde el mediodía hasta las 7 p.m. Recolección de basura / reciclaje […]

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