May 17, 2022

Maggie Nightingale Library in Poolesville to Reopen on Saturday, May 21

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will join Poolesville residents for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, to celebrate the grand reopening of the newly refreshed Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) Maggie Nightingale branch located at 19633 Fisher Ave. in Poolesville.

“I am pleased the Maggie Nightingale Library will reopen its doors to the community who have been waiting patiently for this critical community resource to return,” said County Executive Elrich. “With innovative upgrades as well as more accessibility for those with disabilities, the visitor experience at the Maggie Nightingale library has been greatly improved. I encourage all residents to come see and experience this newly refreshed library on May 21.”

The refresh includes the replacement of all flooring, new shelving in select areas, a new service desk, painting throughout, additional lounge seating and replacement of the entry doors. Work also was performed to bring the building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

“We are so excited to reopen Maggie Nightingale Library to its community members, who we know have been eagerly awaiting this day,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo. “I hope they will be as pleased as we are about all the new refurbishments.”