MCPL Director Anita Vassallo

April 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

One Year Later, County Public Library Buildings Still Not Fully Open

As more people get the coronavirus vaccine, life is beginning to resemble a “new normal” — children are returning to classrooms, people are eating outside, and recreation centers are allowing some patrons to use its facilities. As restrictions for establishments are loosening, library buildings in Montgomery County still remain mostly closed. Anita Vassallo, director of Montgomery […]

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April 2, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

More Than $600,000 in Fines Forgiven by Montgomery County Public Libraries

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) announced that they have forgiven $696,165.68 in library fines. Director of MCPL, Anita Vasallo, sat down in a recent interview with MCM’s Deirdre Byrne where she discussed the county’s decision to halt charges of overdue fines. Vasallallo says “Montgomery County is forward-facing and understands the impact of these types of […]

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July 6, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

County Public Libraries Begin New ‘Holds to Go’ Service

Despite COVID-19 forcing libraries across the county to close, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) began its new contact free pick-up service Monday at all library locations except for Noyes and Long Branch.  We are THRILLED to announce the launch of MCPL Holds to Go!, our appointment-based contactless holds service! Starting Monday, July 6th, schedule an […]

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July 2, 2020 | Samantha Subin

MCPL ‘Holds to Go’ Service Begins July 6

Montgomery County Public Libraries will start contact free pick-up services beginning July 6 at all branches with the exception of the Noyes and Long Branch libraries. “We’re so excited our customers can once again get the physical books they want,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo. “The process is easy while being as safe as possible […]

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June 9, 2020 | Tori Bergel

County Public Libraries Condemn Racial Injustice, Introduces ‘Anti-Racist Reads’ Book Lists

Montgomery County Public Libraries issued a statement promoting racial equity and introduced new “Anti-racist Reads” book lists for the community. The message, released by MCPL Director Anita Vassallo on behalf of the system, condemns the killing of George Floyd and discusses the MCPL’s dedication to diversity and inclusion. “I know all of us are horrified […]

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May 11, 2020 | Grace Mottley

MOCO Public Libraries Launch Spring Reading Challenge

The Montgomery County Public Libraries has launched the Beasts and Blooms Spring Reading Challenging to encourage kids and teens to read. The challenge is open to all kids and teens up to 17-years-old. Participants can read any book of their choice, including ebooks, which they can access with a Digital Library Card. For each hour […]

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