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Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Library Matters Podcast Brings the World of Libraries and Information to You in a New Way

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 1, 2017

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) continues to go beyond the brick and mortar to bring library services to residents wherever they are. MCPL’s new podcast, Library Matters, optimizes digital communication to deliver information effectively and at the convenience of the listener.   

The podcast produces new episodes every two weeks that explore the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning. Recent topics ranged from Game of Thrones, to strategies to encourage reluctant readers, to MCPL’s award winning Workforce Development programs. Future episodes will look into romance novels; exploreMCPL’s second annual comic convention, MoComCon; and review some of the best books of 2017.

“This podcast is an exciting new way for us to reach our residents with information about library services, give them a glimpse at the staff of our system, and share fun and interesting local and national happenings,” said MCPL Acting Director Anita Vassallo.

Podcast users can use apps, including Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Podcast Republic, to subscribe and listen. Listeners can also download episodes and view episode transcripts on the  Library Matters homepage.

The current season of Library Matters is hosted by Julie Dina, MCPL Outreach Associate; Lauren Martino, head of children’s services at the Silver Spring branch; and David Payne, manager of the Davis branch.  The podcast is produced by Mark Santoro, librarian in the Digital Strategies unit, and Adrienne Miles Holderbaum, Senior Librarian at the Olney branch.

For more information about the podcast, contact Lennea Bower at 240-777-0091 or

Release ID: 17-439
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6536