February 23, 2022

Public Libraries to Expand Hours with Branches Open on Sundays Starting Feb. 27

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will expand hours of branch service to include Sundays effective Feb. 27. The hours of operation had been reduced during the COVID-19 health crisis.

The expanded Sunday hours of operation at all MCPL branches, except for the Maggie Nightingale (Poolesville) and Noyes Library for Young Children libraries, will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The hours and schedule for Maggie Nightingale (currently closed for refresh) and Noyes libraries will remain as they currently stand.

“I am pleased to announce the continued expansion of hours to beyond pre-pandemic levels,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “Our library system and employees have been an invaluable asset to our COVID response and recovery efforts over the last two years. They have successfully adjusted their operations, schedules, and how they serve the community. Most recently, their efforts to help us distribute take home rapid tests and N95 masks was a demonstration of their effectiveness and dedication to our residents. I also want to thank our patrons and supporters of our libraries for their patience as we worked to ensure that these facilities are COVID-19 safe and accessible for both visitors and employees.”

Improved conditions regarding COVID-19 have led to the new operating hours.

“We are pleased to be able to resume Sunday service hours,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo. “It is important that all residents have equal access to the resources and services provided by Public Libraries.”

For more information on MCPL services, please visit https://montgomerycountymd.gov/library/.