County Will Reopen Six Libraries, Including Silver Spring, June 1

The county will reopen six libraries, including the Silver Spring Library at 900 Wayne Ave., on Tuesday, June 1, County Executive Marc Elrich announced.

The libraries will be open by appointment only for browsing and checking out materials, picking up holds, computer use, print/copy/scan services, information and circulation services only. The various rooms in each library will not yet be open for use.

All the branches will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

In addition, the county will reopen two senior centers, neither of which is local. The Long Branch Senior Center will continue to serve as a shelter for the homeless, while the Margaret Schweinhart center will provide summer programming for local youth until August.

“Our library and senior center staff have provided valuable services and resources to our residents throughout this pandemic‑in both traditional and innovative ways,” said Elrich in a press release. “As our residents and employees are reaching safe thresholds of vaccination, we are ready to begin reopening our library buildings and senior centers for in-person activities and engagement.

“This reopening process will continue to evolve as many of our buildings and facilities are currently temporarily repurposed for other pandemic-related needs. We appreciate everyone’s continued patience, understanding, and compliance to COVID-19 safe practices while we reopen these buildings,” he added.

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