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Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL)

MCPL At A Glance

MCPL Mission Statement

What the Department Does and for Whom
Montgomery County Public Libraries offers free and equal access to services and resources that connect the people of Montgomery County to ideas and information which sustain and enrich their lives.
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Information and Circulation Services: Where the County Reads

What the Department Does and for Whom

Provide a prompt, accurate, useful response to customer questions that help them with school, employment, leisure, citizenship and other important life activities.

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  • Budget: $___; FTEs:___

Library Materials and Information Services: Where the County Reads

What the Department Does and for Whom

Provide physical and virtual information sources, professionally selected and maintained to meet both general and specific community needs.

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Programming Services: Where the County Learns

What the Department Does and for Whom

Provide programming to support lifelong learning, including homework help, book clubs, cultural, multicultural, current events, and community issues, English Language learning (ESL and adult literacy), tax assistance, voting sites and other needs.

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  • Budget: $___; FTEs:___

Library as Gathering Place: Where the County Meets

What the Department Does and for Whom

Provide a vital community space that fills a diverse set of group and individual needs, from tutoring-studying to recreational reading.

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Libraries, Social Media and Technology

What the Department Does and for Whom

MCPL communicates with its customers in many ways, including modern social media technologies. We provide access to computer technology, and we make use of technology to serve our customers’ needs.

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  • Budget: $___; FTEs:___

Preparing Children to Live and Learn

What the Department Does and for Whom

Focus on Learning Readiness and Early Literacy (“Read by Five”) by providing story times, computers, print and non-print resources for early literacy, and educational play materials to help build motor skills that provide foundations for reading and school readiness.

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  • Budget: $___; FTEs:___