County to Expand Hours for Most Libraries to Pre-Pandemic Levels

The county libraries, with two exceptions, will expand the hours open to patrons back to pre-pandemic levels, officials announced.

Maggie Nightingale in Poolesville currently is closed for a refresh and Noyes Library for Young Children in Kensington will maintain current operating hours.

All other branches will open from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. –6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“MCPL has taken a phased approach to resuming our services that were impacted by the pandemic. We reopened all of our physical buildings to the community on July 6,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo in a press release.  “We then began to work to restore our operating hours, including those on Sundays. We know how much the residents of the County value being able to visit their public libraries, so we are very pleased to be able to expand our service hours.”

The expanded hours will go into effect on Sunday, Sept. 12. Masks will be required for all visitors.

“File:Silver Spring Library 9-23-16.jpg” by Abby Norling-Ruggles is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

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