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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What an Opening!

Opening day finally arrived, after lots of preparation and hard work.  What a thrill to see so many eager people thronging into our library on Saturday morning!

Despite the cold weather, MCPL fans of all ages flocked to the new Gaithersburg Library.  Many heard the dedicatory speeches of local officials, including County Executive Isiah Leggett, who described libraries as a "hub of community life."

We who work amidst the stacks applaud that sentiment.  And we loved hearing what people had to say: "What a beautiful library!" "It was worth the wait." "My family is so glad the library is back."  We're glad you're back too.

Read more about the special day and the building's features in the County's press release about the success of the opening.  Thanks to the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc., and its Gaithersburg Library Chapter for supporting our opening day's activities, including musical performances, face-painting, magic shows, crafts projects, and an appearance by Newberry-award-winning author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

celebration speaker list

crowd at opening of the Gaithersburg Library
Excitement!

ribbon cutting at Gaithersburg Library
Ribbon cutting

library entrance and kiosk
Got questions?  We've got answers.

Gaithersburg Library wide-angle view
Panorama

two children inside the puppet theater at Gaithersburg Librar
Fun in the puppet theater.

well-stocked children's shelves and young browser
Bringing books to readers -- it's what we do.





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