Montgomery County Library

July 23, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Jawando Listens to Residents’ Concerns During Library Tour

Councilmember Will Jawando held a meeting in his Library Listening Tour at the Long Branch Library in Silver Spring Monday night, speaking with residents about issues in their library and the county as a whole. Issues brought up by residents included the lack of resources in libraries, particularly after-school programs. While Jawando and the council […]

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February 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There will be an education budget meeting tonight at E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting is hosted by Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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February 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Librarian Returns Super Overdue Book

Meet Mora Gregg, the woman who mailed her overdue book to Silver Spring Library 73 years later. Gregg did a Skype interview with MCM’s Deirdre Byrne, where she explained why she decided to return a book checked out in 1946. Gregg believes her mother checked out the book “The Postman” when Gregg was a toddler. […]

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February 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Overdue Book From 1946 Finally Returned to Silver Spring Library

Silver Spring Library’s Surprise Letter from Toronto Remember the last time you returned your library books and they were a couple of weeks late? Remember the guilt? How would you feel if you returned a book that was 73 years late? Well, the Silver Spring Library has been reunited with a children’s book borrowed in […]

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July 3, 2013 | Tamika Smith

MoCo Libraries Strive for Diversity in Literature

Diversity in children’s literacy nationwide is lacking, that’s according to a study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The UWM study tracked publishing trends from 2002 until 2012 for cultures to include: African/African Americans, American Indians, Asian Pacific Islanders/Asian Pacific Americans and Latinos. In 2012, about 5,000 books were published; out of the 3600 received by […]

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