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Bethesda Library

I just wanted to take a moment to give a big shout out to Bethesda Library. They provide an invaluable service to the community and are constantly looking for better ways to engage with the public. I do wish the county would provide resources so that they could be open full time over the weekend but recognize that this is not the fault of the staff.

In particular, I do want to note that their children’s programs are really terrific!

If you are new to Bethesda – make sure you pop in, take a look at their schedule and get your library card.

 

Bethesda Library Part of Second Annual Food for Fines Program

Just a reminder for all of you library users who may have an outstanding fine or two 🙂

See you at the library!!!

However your fines happened, we are pleased to be offering our second annual Food for Fine campaign!
Every canned good or non-perishable food item you bring to your library October 16–30 will reduce your existing fines or hold fees by one dollar. (Donations cannot be used towards other fees.) The Food for Fines program is part of our support forMontgomery County’s Community Service Week. All food will be donated to the Manna Food Center. Shelf-stable foods such as canned fruits, vegetables and meats, dried beans, brown rice, quinoa, low sugar cereals, baby food, formula, and vegetarian items will be accepted as donations. Unfortunately, we cannot accept home-canned items, opened foods, or foods past their expiration dates.
No fines but still want to get involved? No problem! All customers are welcome to drop off donations at our branches during this program.

 

 

Friends of the Library

Bethesda library

Firstly thanks to one of our readers, Ann, for her comment on Raj’s post Bethesda Hotspot, about the Friends of the Library’s efforts to help improve internet connectivity at the Bethesda library.  I’ve just been scoping out the Friends of the Library website and wanted to highlights their efforts.

The Friends provide a great resource in Bethesda and work to help the library serve you better.  They also host a range of literary events most days, for both adults and children.  Definitely worth checking out!