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January 10, 2023


Nicholas A. Brown

(301) 699-3500 x6241

Library Hosts Ride and Read Series in Accokeek

Largo, Maryland – As part of its commitment to advancing the health and wellness of Prince Georgians, the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) will launch a new fitness event series called Get Active: Ride and Read at the Accokeek Branch Library on Thursday, January 12 at 3 pm. Attendees can get some physical activity while enjoying books, music, and streaming media. Adults and teens (with parent/guardian permission) may sign up for an hour ride on one of the Library’s new stationary bikes coupled with tablets featuring access to free PGCMLS apps like Libby (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines), Kanopy (streaming movies, tv series, and documentaries), and Freegal (streaming music).  

Get Active: Ride and Read is a pilot program made possible by the PGCMLS Foundation, which generously supported the purchase of six stationary bikes and tablets. The weekly program will take place on Thursday afternoons from 3 to 4 pm at the Accokeek Branch Library (15773 Livingston Road, Accokeek, Maryland, 20607). The series is currently offered through February 23. Free, registration required.

“The Library and PGCMLS Foundation are pleased to provide a new opportunity for customers to enjoy some reading and streaming content while getting in some movement and light physical activity,” said John Pfeifer, Donor Engagement and Grants Officer. “As community gathering spaces, PGCMLS’ branch libraries are a great resource for bringing people together through a shared love of reading and common interests.”

Participants are required to sign a liability waiver on-site prior to participating. Parents/guardians must be present to provide permission for minors to ride the stationary bikes.

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About the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) helps customers discover and define opportunities that shape their lives. The Library serves the 967,000+ residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland through 19 branch libraries, a 24/7 online library, and pop-up services throughout the community. PGCMLS is a responsive and trusted community-driven organization. Programs, services, and outreach activities serve book lovers, immigrants and refugees, job seekers, children, young professionals, seniors, and families alike. PGCMLS is the recipient of the 2021 Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator Award for Workforce and Economic Development. Learn more at

About the PGCMLS Foundation

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) Foundation provides critical philanthropic support to the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. It strengthens the Library’s capacity to innovate, adapt to change, and ensure our libraries remain a vital resource for all in Prince George’s County now and in the future. Our libraries are more than a place to find books; they are spaces–both physical and online–to empower individuals, strengthen families, and make our county a better place.