Library Branches Maggie Nightingale

Maggie Nightingale Library to Close Aug. 2 for Refresh Project

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is announcing that the Maggie Nightingale Library, 19633 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, will close at 6 p.m. on Aug. 2 to undergo interior improvements under the County’s award-winning Library Refurbishment initiative.

The project will include replacement of carpeting/flooring, some new shelving, a new service desk, painting, replacement of doors and installation of the Open Plus automated system. Work will also be performed to bring the building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The library will be closed for six to eight months.

“Physical construction for the refresh project at Maggie Nightingale will begin in September; we are closing ahead of the construction start date to complete the internal reorganization of collections and shelving,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo. “We look forward to resuming operations at the branch in spring of 2022, and hope customers will access services at nearby branches and our 24/7 website while the facility is undergoing the refresh process.”

Please check information regarding the closing, including the last date for book returns in the branch book drop and the last date for placement of holds for the Maggie Nightingale Library location.

For additional information, contact Angelisa Hawes by telephone at 240-777-0022 or email at

Maggie Nightingale Poolesville

Honoring Maggie Nightingale

L–R Catherine Matthews, Director, Up-County Regional
Services Center; Parker Hamilton; Maggie Nightingale;
and Jerome Klobukowski, Poolesville Town Commissioner
County Executive Isiah Leggett designated April 16, 2016 as Maggie Nightingale Day in Montgomery County. Ms. Nightingale served on the Library Board for many years and is currently a member of the Poolesville Library Advisory Committee (LAC).

During a ceremony culminating the week-long celebration of Poolesville Library’s 25th anniversary, MCPL Director Parker Hamilton presented Maggie a proclamation signed by the County Executive. The proclamation noted that the current Poolesville branch’s location is due in no small part to Ms. Nightingale’s energy and advocacy.