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West: Hyattsville | Bladensburg
Mount Rainier
MAY 2017
Message from the CEO
The theme for 2017 Summer @ Your Library is Build a Better World. Participants of all ages may register online at via Beanstack. Pre-registration for the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) 2017 Summer @ Your Library program is from May 15-June 9, 2017. Just for registering, students will get a Summer @ Your Library tee shirt and a Bowie Baysox baseball ticket while supplies last.


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The goal is to continue reading, learning and attending educational events throughout the summer. PGCMLS library branches will host summer events from Monday, June 12 through Saturday, August 19, 2017. In addition to individual learning activities, participants can attend events and workshops based on Building a Better World.


We will celebrate avid readers and inspire new and reluctant readers through STEM activities, VOX books, ebooks/audiobooks, Playaway Launchpads, Ready 2 Read Backpacks and more. A weekly book recommendation and activity progress report will be emailed to the participants to keep the momentum going! Library customers completing the 2017 Summer @ Your Library program will get a free book and an entry to win grand prizes. 


Supersize Your Summer Fun @ Your Library!
Kathleen A. Teaze, Chief Executive Officer


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Hyattsville Job Seekers Club

Jobs in cutout letters on cork bulletin board with push pins


Hyattsville Branch


Mondays, 6:30 pm (except May 29)


Looking for a job? Preparing for an interview? Need help filling out an application? This program meets regularly to answer questions, provide guidance and assist job seekers in their job search. Adults.


West Area Events


Click on branch links below to view a printable monthly event flyer. 


Hyattsville | Bladensburg 

Mount Rainier


CityScape Sketching


CityScape Sketching event with kids, parents, and teaching artist at our Bladensburg Branch Library


Share your sketchings from our Bladensburg Branch event on our social media: FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Check out more great photos on Flickr!


Library News

Capital Improvement Updates


Bowie Branch Library renovation is ahead of schedule. The branch is expected to re-open late June 2017.


New Carrollton Branch Library interior demolition is complete. Construction on the front of the building for the new entrance is underway.


Hyattsville Branch Library replacement building is in the permitting stage of construction.


ComicsPlus graphic with Comics Fans Unite!


Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with ComicsPlus!


  • Celebrate Free Comic Book Day, May 6, 2017 with ComicsPlus
  • Use your library card for free, 24/7 access to the world of comics on your PC or mobile device of choice.
  • Enjoy your favorites titles, such as Angry Bird Comics, Adulthood Is A Myth, Adventure Time, Naruto and Star Trek.
  • Comic lovers' bonus: Check out the Comic Con @ our Accokeek Branch Library, May 6, 10 am-4 pm for all ages.

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Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Please contact the branch at least two weeks in advance.