At the heart of our community, the Prince George's County Memorial Library serves as an invaluable resource for residents by actively working to improve and enhance the lives of Prince George's County residents. As a beacon of knowledge and education, our library is committed to fostering positive change and nurturing the lifelong learning journey of every member of our thriving community. Together, we aim to shape a brighter future by unlocking the potential of our community members and reinforcing the importance of learning and collaboration.
For more ways to support PGCMLS, visit our Library Advocacy page.
"Great library, staff is always helpful. I've started to come here to get a change of scenery while working from home and I must say overall it's been a great experience and will continue to do my weekly visits."
- Tanar W. (about the Accokeek Branch Library)
I attended an Intro to Genealogy workshop presented by the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. The presenter did an amazing job!
- Christina G. (about the Accokeek Branch Library)
There is absolutely nothing bad I can say about this library. 99% of the time every book that I am seeking is there and if not I don't have to wait long to get it. The computers are always working and available. The staff is helpful and friendly. The children's section is great and the entire facility is always clean (including the restrooms).
- Kay K. (about the Accokeek Branch Library)
I loooove coming here. It's perfect for all ages and generally very quiet. It's also super clean and organized. The computers are hardly ever unavailable and it isn't too crowded. It may not be huge, but it's very nice and has a lot to offer.
- Sonita M. (about the Accokeek Branch Library)
If you're looking for a place to get some work done, this is a great place. It's not too busy of a library so it's extremely quiet. The restrooms are always clean and the staff, always helpful.
- Marc Alen D. (about the Accokeek Branch Library)
We love the fact that they also offer a free story time twice a week for free. Not only can you borrow books and all kinds of media, near the checkout desk are also more books available for purchase... This is a great place that the whole family can enjoy!
- Gail S. (about the Accokeek Branch Library)
PGCMLS proudly offers an array of services designed to cater to diverse needs including access to our collection online, free Wi-Fi and computers on-site, access to laptop computer rentals, Wi-Fi hotspots to borrow and passport services, curbside pickup, and cutting-edge 3D printing technology. Our dedicated team constantly strives to create an inclusive environment, in which all members can connect, explore, and grow.
Celebrate the vibrant writer community in Prince George's County by meeting our talented local authors. Books penned by these individuals span various genres and showcase the diverse voices within our county. These creators not only inspire readers but also contribute to the burgeoning literary scene.
Let your geek out at the library’s first-ever Geek Out Expo! There will be video games, tabletop games, Cosplay, crafting, a Super Smash Bros tournament, and more! Dress in your best cosplay, bring a friend, and have fun! There will be game demos from Looney Labs, Game Kastle, and 3 Gears Games. All ages are welcome.
Summer is the perfect time for customers of all ages to explore books, films, magazines, events and more that ignite their interests, hobbies and educational pursuits. We are pleased to once again work with our friends at the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System to encourage summer reading among Prince Georgians.
Author Visit: Patti Kim on "I'm OK" and "It's Girls Like You, Mickey"
Author Patti Kim talks about what it was like growing up in America as an immigrant from Pusan, South Korea and how her childhood shaped her middle grade novels, "I'm OK" and "It's Girls Like You, Mickey". Critics have called her characters gritty, inimitable, and bursting with personality, and her book an "important novel." Meet Patti and hear her talk about her stories. Ages 10+
Carole Hopson "A Pair of Wings"
Pilot, author, and speaker Carole Hopson visits Prince George's County to discuss her book, "A Pair of Wings: Based on the Life of Pioneer Aviatrix Bessie Coleman," and the 100 Pairs of Wings Project, which encourages Black women to become aviators. Co-presented with the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Leonard Pitts Jr. on The Library’s Role in a Misinformation Age
Bowie resident, author, and syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. will be speaking at our South Bowie Branch 10th Birthday Celebration on Tuesday, October 25 at 6pm. The topic is “Think Again: The Library’s Role in a Misinformation Age”.
A Conversation with a Former Black Panther
Meet PGCMLS' own Edith Johnson-Gilmore as she shares her experiences and inspiration from her time as a young woman in the Black Panther Party in New York City.
Hard Hat Librarian | Surratts-Clinton Branch Library Renovation
Go on an adventure with PGCMLS' Hard Hat Librarian (Michael Gannon) as he gives you a peek at the progress that has been made on the major renovation of the Surratts-Clinton Branch Library.
Hard Hat Librarian | Hyattsville Branch Library - It's Done!
PGCMLS' Hard Hat Librarian (Michael Gannon, Chief Operating Officer for Support Services) gives you a sneak peek of the brand new Hyattsville Branch Library!
The federal appropriations process began with the President’s FY24 proposed budget, before moving on to the House and Senate. Library champions in both chambers are leading our budget request letters and working hard to make the case for increased library funding through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy program (IAL):
We are requesting funding of at least $232 for LSTA and $50 million for IAL. Learn more about the campaign – and find tools to share this action – at ALA’s #FundLibraries homepage!
PGCMLS is committed to educating the community through investment in programs that expand opportunities for all. Support great initiatives like Digital literacy, Equity and Inclusion. Donate to the Prince George's County Memorial Library System Foundation.