County Libraries to Delay Expansion of Sunday Hours

The county’s library system will delay the restoration of Sunday branch service hours that were scheduled to take place effective Jan. 2 due to the increased spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, officials announced yesterday.

The county announced earlier this month that operating hours were set to return to pre-pandemic levels starting January 2.

“MCPL is pleased to be able to add another eight hours of library service to the community at each branch effective Jan. 3, 2022, with the exception of Noyes Library for Young Children and the Maggie Nightingale Library,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo in a press release. “We intend to add Sunday as an additional day of service as soon as this is feasible.”

The hours of operation at all MCPL branches, except Maggie Nightingale in Poolesville and the Noyes Library for Young Children in Kensington, as of January 3, 2022, will be as follows:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The hours and schedule for the Maggie Nightingale and Noyes libraries will remain as they currently stand.

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

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