Prince George's County Memorial Library System provides materials and information for study and personal enrichment. We offer strategies for lifelong learning through access to varied media and professional guidance by our staff. We focus all resources on the needs of our customers.
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DIRECTOR: Kathleen Teaze
BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES: Seven members, appointed by the County Executive, serving five-year terms. President: Mark Polk, Vice President: Dr. Alease “Christy” Wright., Sylvia Bolivar, Samuel Epps, Rebecca L. Gitter, Michael J. Howard and (1) vacancy .
STAFF: 326 salaried employees, 140 hourly employees
WEBSITE ADDRESS: www.pgcmls.info
OPERATING BUDGET: $25 million
18 Community Libraries
County Correctional Center Library
REGISTERED BORROWERS: 372,138
VOLUMES OWNED: 1,906,457
ATTENDANCE AT PROGRAMS: 129,612
Live Homework Help, a free on-line tutoring service available in English and Spanish for grades 4-12, featuring expert tutors daily from 2 pm until midnight offering help in our branches or via our website for math, science, social studies and English.
Internet and wireless access in all branches
English conversation clubs for speakers of other languages at Hyattsville, Oxon Hill and New Carrollton
Children’s and Teen Outreach Specialists
More than 60 databases available online
AskUsNow! A 24/7 live online interactive service allowing Maryland residents and students to ask librarians questions, request research guidance and help navigating the Internet
Computerized communication system for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in all branches
Homebound library services for individuals who are disabled or ill
FREE PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES:
Monthly book discussions for adults
CRABS (Children Raving About Books)
Children’s book discussion groups
Teen book discussion groups
Chess clubs African-American literature discussion groups
Weekly preschool story programs, including programs for infants and toddlers and bi-lingual story programs
Summer reading programs for children, teens and adults
Special programs of a cultural and educational nature: concerts, babysitting workshops for teens, financial planning workshops, African American history, training on Internet searching skills, lectures and seminars
SPECIAL RESEARCH COLLECTIONS:
MARYLAND ROOM at the Hyattsville Branch-Maryland history and census records
SELIMA ROOM at the Bowie Branch-horse racing and breeding in Maryland
SOJOURNER TRUTH ROOM at the Oxon Hill Branch-African American history and culture
TUGWELL ROOM at the Greenbelt Branch-planned communities in the United States