May 28, 2015

Rockville Memorial Library Starts Extended Summer Hours

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has announced that the Rockville Memorial Library, at 21 Maryland Ave., will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, now through September 5.

“Urban libraries like Bethesda, Rockville Memorial and Silver Spring have much they can offer to the nighttime economy of Montgomery County,” said MCPL Director Parker Hamilton. “Rockville Memorial Library is one of the anchors of the Town Center, and we are pleased to offer our services during high traffic hours.”

County Executive Ike Leggett recommended funding for the extra hours at the Rockville Memorial branch, which was approved by the County Council in the FY 2015 budget.

For more information on the evening hours and services at the Rockville Memorial Library, call 240-777-0140. Information about all MCPL branches is available at


  1. So can the NEW Urban Silver Spring Library also extend its weekend hours til 9pm?

    1. Montgomery County Public Libraries responds to your query: Thank you for your post asking if we could apply the same extended weekend hours to Silver Spring Library, as we are currently providing at the Rockville Memorial Library.

      The extended library service hours for Rockville Memorial Library (Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., from late May – early September) are a pilot that we began this spring. As a pilot project, funding was obtained for a defined period of time.

      We will evaluate the pilot at the end of the summer and make recommendations to the County Executive regarding retaining and/or expanding to other libraries, including the Silver Spring Library.

      We appreciate that you took the opportunity to let us know of your interest in these extended hours. It helps us to know what the community would like in their public library.


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