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Laurel Branch Library Closes to Move to Temporary Facility While New Building Is Under Construction

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LAUREL BRANCH LIBRARY CLOSES TO MOVE TO TEMPORARY 
FACILITY WHILE NEW BUILDING IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Hyattsville, MD — The Laurel Branch Library will close effective February 18, 2014, for about 3 weeks before reopening at its temporary facility located at 8101 Sandy Spring Road, behind the Laurel Municipal Center. The construction of the new Laurel Branch Library, which will be almost double the size of its current edifice, is expected to take about 18 months. All programs and services will continue at the temporary location, including storytimes, Internet access and Wi-Fi. Branch hours at the temporary location will remain the same.

Parents and guardians of children that regularly visit the Laurel library after school will need to make other arrangements during this transfer period. For homework help, customers may consult the library’s website, www.pgcmls.info. Live Homework Help and other electronic resources may be accessed from home computers. 

Customers may access online services, view accounts, reserve and renew materials at www.pgcmls.info. For phone renewals, call 301-333-3111. Please visit www.pgcmls.info for other branch library locations and hours. Nearby libraries are the Bowie and Hyattsville branches. The book drop will be open at the temporary Laurel library location.

The new library’s features will include: a dinosaur-themed children’s room, 50 computers, two meeting rooms, a computer lab, multiple study rooms and Wi-Fi. “Prince George’s County libraries are vital community resources,” says Library Director Kathleen Teaze, “in that they provide access to technology, lifelong learning, and community life.” “We look forward to providing a state-of-the-art new branch,” she continued, “that will meet community needs now and into the future.”