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Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Quince Orchard and White Oak Branches to Close for Refresh Projects

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Montgomery County Public Libraries has announced the closing dates for the Quince Orchard and White Oak branches refresh projects.


The Quince Orchard and the White Oak branches will close on Saturday, April 15, at 6 p.m.; they will be open that last day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Both branches will be closed for approximately six months so the facilities can be refreshed.  


“Physical construction for the refresh projects at Quince Orchard and White Oak will begin in May, but we are closing two weeks ahead of the construction start date to complete the internal reorganization of collections and shelving, and the packing up of materials, service desks, and other spaces,” noted Library Director Parker Hamilton.    “We look forward to welcoming Quince Orchard and White Oak customers back to their branches in the fall of 2017, and hope they will visit nearby branches and our 24/7 website while their facilities are undergoing the refresh process.”

Please check the home page for each branch ( or ) in April

for additional information about the closing, including the last date for book returns in the book drop.


A “refresh” project gives library buildings significant and timely updates without having to close for the amount of time it takes for a full renovation. The Library Refurbishment CIP funds programmatic and service impact updates to two to three libraries every year.Partial funding for both the Quince Orchard and White Oak projects was provided by the County Library Capital Grant Program, Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development and Services.


For further information, contact Rita Gale at 240 777-0022 or

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Release ID: 17-439
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6507