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November 7, 2018

Contact: Donna Scott-Martin

301-699-3500, x6152

Hyattsville Branch Library Groundbreaking Ceremony is Around the Corner


Hyattsville Branch Library Groundbreaking Ceremony is Around the Corner


Hyattsville, MD – The Hyattsville Branch Library Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held at 6530 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 11:30 am. This event is open to the public. The Hyattsville Branch currently serves our customers at a nearby temporary facility located at 6502 American Boulevard.

The new 40,000-square-foot Hyattsville Branch Library has been designed with many sustainable features such as roof-mounted solar panels, a vegetative roof to filter stormwater and electric car charging stations. The children’s area, Discovery Village, will be based on a theme of classic children’s literature with a castle and drawbridge, the houses in the Three Little Pigs, a yellow brick road, a friendly dragon and a troll bridge reading nook.

Built in 1964, the branch was the first new building constructed for the county library system. The flying saucer – an icon of the old branch library – will be relocated to a reading garden alongside the new Hyattsville Branch Library, along with a commissioned piece of public art.

About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), consisting of 19 branches, offers strategies for lifelong learning. Skills development library resources include: Rosetta Stone Library Solution,, Brainfuse’s HelpNow and JobNow, ArtistWorks for Libraries and Learning Express Library. Early literacy resources are: Ready 2 Read Centers, Ready 2 Read Backpacks, ABCmouse, AWE Early Literacy Stations, Beanstack, Playaway Launchpads and PebbleGo. All these services are free with your PGCMLS library card. Also, enjoy Minecraft, 3D printing, DREAM (Digital Resources for Electronic Applications in Media) lab, chess clubs and MAC (Manga and Anime Clubs) free at your library. Engage with us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube. Check out our mobile apps! Learn more about what your Library has to offer at