Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Where the county meets

One tagline for Montgomery County Public Libraries is “Where the County reads, where the County meets, where the County learns.”

That says it right there: our library meeting rooms are a major part of our mission. We have public meeting rooms in all of our branches except for Noyes. These may be booked for a fee (through the Community Use of Public Facilities) by organizations for meetings and gatherings that are free and open to the public.

KP Library meeting room under constructionRegular users of the Kensington Park Library meeting room over the past year have included quilting groups, a teen writing workshop, our Creative Knitters group, the Maryland Native Plant Society and the Mycological Society of Greater Washington.

We also use the meeting room for our volunteer-led book discussion group, Friends of the Library author events and special events throughout the year for children, teens and families.
The piano, now due for a tune-up and some TLC after the refresh project is completed, has allowed Kensington Park library to offer a range of music programs.

All of these are reasons why the new elevator now under construction (it will go in the space shown in the foreground of this photo) at Kensington Park is so exciting to us. The elevator will provide easier access to this excellent resource as well as to the restrooms and the “laptop lane” which will make good use of the lower level’s new access to WiFi.