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Interim Co-CEOs Message



Our award-winning Laurel Branch Library was featured on Fox 5’s Zip Trip as one of five “must stop” places in Laurel, Maryland. Be sure to include a trip to this beautiful branch’s dinosaur-themed children’s area during the summer.


Libraries Rock! From free summer lunches for area youth to passport services for traveling abroad, come enrich your life this summer @ your library. While visiting us onsite or online, be sure to join the thousands of registrants participating in our Summer @ Your Library 2018. Sign up on Beanstack now! Check out our Summer Reading rap video featuring staff rappers and our mascot Sneaks the Cat.


Now through August 17, 2018, kids and teens, ages 18 and under, may stop by one of these neighborhood branch libraries for a free lunch: 


Monday- Friday (except July 4)

  • Beltsville Branch 2-3 pm
  • Oxon Hill Branch 12:30-1:30 pm 
  • Spauldings Branch 1-2 pm
  • Surratts-Clinton Branch 1-2 pm


Monday-Thursday (except July 4)

  • Fairmount Heights Branch 1-2 pm
  • Hillcrest Heights Branch 1-2 pm

The Library would like to thank the Prince George’s County Council for adopting the County Executive’s FY 2019 budget which reflected an increase for PGCMLS that included funds for our Ready 2 Read Books from Birth program. Funding was included in our Capital Improvement Program to start construction on the renovation of our Surratts-Clinton Branch later this year. Thanks to all our supporters! 

Swearing-in Ceremony for Board members

Join us in welcoming our recently appointed Board of Library Trustee, 

Dr. Hiram Larew and in congratulating

Dr. Arthuree R. M. Wright on her reappointment to the Board.

Swearing-in Ceremony photo by Nestor Diaz: Larew (left) and Wright (center).


After a decade of valuable service as a Board of Library Trustee, the Library bids farewell to Dr. Alease J. “Christy” Wright effective July 1, 2018. On behalf of the Board of Library Trustees and Library staff, the Library applauds her for its significant growth under her leadership, which includes serving as President of the Board of Library Trustees from 2016 to 2018.

Enrich, Engage, Educate this Summer

@ your library,


Michelle H. Hamiel  |  Michael B. Gannon 
Interim Co-Chief Executive Officers  



Library News


PGCMLS is excited to participate in this year's Library of Congress A Book That Shaped Me Summer Writing Contest for rising 5th and 6th graders! Prizes will be awarded and top winners will be invited to present their essays during a special presentation at the 18th Library of Congress National Book Festival. Entry deadline for your one-page essay is July 7. Entry forms and essays are to be submitted in-person at a public library. Visit our website at to locate a PGCMLS branch near you.




Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. To develop a business plan focused on long-term success, Gale Small Business Builder users will complete the following: 


  • Entrepreneur Profile 
  • Business Ideation
  • Break-Even Analysis 
  • Business Plans
  • Financial Projections


Entrepreneurs! Access Gale Small Business Builder now with your PGCMLS library card. 


As a bonus, you may also elect to attend this free South Bowie Branch event: Ready Set Go! Nuts & Bolts of Starting a Business on July 10 at 2 pm. Experienced consultants will share information on legal and licensing requirements, financing options, marketing and more.

DREAM Lab: Wix it!   

DJ audio mixing console

Simple Website Development   

 Fairmount Heights Branch 

Thursday, July 12, 4:30 pm | Adults

Whether for your book, CD, your own business or to showcase your favorite pictures of your grandchildren, this three-week workshop will show you how to build a professional website of your own.


Central Area Events


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


Spauldings | Fairmount Heights
Glenarden | Hillcrest Heights  



Mix and Master, Spin and Write



What were the best takeaways from this Hillcrest Heights Branch DJ Class? Let us know on  Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.



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