Tag: Reading

  • Join February Book Discussions at MCPL!

    Join February Book Discussions at MCPL!

    We invite all of our customers to join our nearly 40 book discussion groups at MCPL! Groups vary in format, content, frequency and location. Some require registration, and/or log-ins for the virtual format. Please click on the link below to learn what book each group is reading this month and how to find it in […]

  • Montgomery County Public Libraries Joins ‘Washington Wizards Winter Reading Challenge’ for Young Readers

    Montgomery County Public Libraries Joins ‘Washington Wizards Winter Reading Challenge’ for Young Readers

    Join the Washington Wizards Winter Reading Challenge Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) and the Washington Wizards have teamed up with the D.C. Public Library (DCPL), the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), the Alexandria Library and the Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) to get young people reading this winter with the “Wizards Winter Reading […]

  • Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us for Banned Books Week 2022

    Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us for Banned Books Week 2022

    It’s Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read.  Launched in 1982 to respond to a sudden surge in challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries, Banned Books Week highlights the value of free and open access to information, and unites the entire book community in support of the freedom to […]

  • Playaway Launchpads Available at MCPL!

    Playaway Launchpads Available at MCPL!

    The Launchpads have landed! MCPL is excited to announce the arrival of nearly 1000 Launchpads for children. Launchpads are pre-loaded tablets designed specifically for children from preschool age through sixth grade. Because they have a simple, intuitive interface, they are easy to use. And because they do not use wi-fi or the internet, they are […]

  • Join MCPL’s 2022 Summer Reading Challenge!

    Join MCPL’s 2022 Summer Reading Challenge!

    There are Oceans of Possibilities at Montgomery County Public Libraries this summer! Starting June 15, children ages 0-12 and teens ages 13-17 can join the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge!  Dive deep to keep up your reading skills, earn e-badges, and do fun activities. At the same time, you’ll be saving the Chesapeake Bay, because this […]

  • Kids K-3rd Grade, Join the Grandreaders Program This Summer!

    Kids K-3rd Grade, Join the Grandreaders Program This Summer!

    Students going into Kindergarten through third grade can practice their reading skills this summer at the Gaithersburg Library, Aspen Hill Library and Wheaton Library. Children will read one-on-one with volunteers, in partnership with the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) – Heyman Interages Center. Grandreaders is designed to improve elementary students’ ability to read more fluently and […]

  • It’s the Season for Outdoor Events at Montgomery County Public Libraries!

    It’s the Season for Outdoor Events at Montgomery County Public Libraries!

    After a long, cold, indoorsy winter, it’s time to get outside at several Montgomery County Public Library branches! Join us in April for many fun outdoor storytimes & events. Click on the link for each event listed below for details and registration where it’s required. Outdoor Events in April Several Dates in April Outdoor Family Storytimes […]

  • Librarian’s Choice: Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

    Librarian’s Choice: Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

    Shortly before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, I discovered one of those books you want to share from the rooftops. It captured me, engaged me, and made me really think about how we engage with other people. I was ready to review it – when you find those books you can’t put down, of […]

  • How to Check Out Books at MCPL!

    How to Check Out Books at MCPL!

    We want to make sure all MCPL patrons have access to our materials while branches are closed for browsing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Log onto our website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library to find all electronic resources, and place books on hold for pickup at your local branch. Our librarians created a presentation on how to check out books, […]

  • Read 2020 Award-Winners on Hoopla!

    Read 2020 Award-Winners on Hoopla!

    Looking for something new to read? Check out some “best of” and award-winning titles on Hoopla–available with NO holds, NO waits, with your MCPL card! Learn more at mcpl.link/hoopla. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart: 2020 Booker Prize Winner. Writers & Lovers by Lily King: Washington Post’s Best Books of 2020 Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham: […]