Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Working Outside the Box

mountain of boxes of books
Boxes and boxes of brand-new books, delivered Nov. 22.

Unpacking the very last box of that delivery, less than one week later. See the smiles!

Gaithersburg Library staff members have been busy unpacking, processing, sorting, and shelving the new books that will greet you when you visit us come January.  Does that caption say "very last box"?  Not quite! We'll soon be unpacking, reviewing, processing, sorting, and shelving materials from boxes stored for us in the county's warehouse.

It's a lot of work, but we know the community will be excited to see the fruits of our labor.  There's lots of good reading ahead!

The word about the library's reopening is spreading.  We had a visit from a Gazette reporter and photographer early last week.  Have you seen their story and photos?


  1. Hi, are there any volunteer opportunities during the days before the library opening? I am a graduate student home for the holidays and would love to volunteer stacking books and getting things organized. Who can I contact about this?

    Thank you,

    1. Thank you so much for your interest, Debbie! Right now there are no volunteer opportunities during that time but if things change we will let you know. Thank you again very much and we hope to see you on opening day Saturday, January 4.