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August 19, 2022

Silvana Quiroz
(301) 699-3500 x6154

Backpacks and Shoes Giveaway at The Library For Prince George’s County Children

Largo, MD - Children in Prince George's County will be able to participate in different initiatives as part of the Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) Back to School events.  “One of our core values is collaboration, so we are thrilled to partner with these community organizations and help bring basic school necessities to families in need. The library is all about learning; we want to give children the tools they will need to be successful, and starting this weekend, the PGCMLS Health and Wellness work team and other staff will be part of the giveaway events."  said Michael Gannon, Acting Co-Chief Executive Officer.

The different events will occur starting this weekend on a first-come, first serve basis while supplies last. A parent or guardian must accompany the children.

Here is a list of the Back to School Events:

Backpack Giveaway

Backpack Giveaway

PGCMLS works with Dare 2B Different Mentoring, Grind Hard Dream Big, Soul of The War, and Solid Clothing for the backpacks and school supplies event. Children K-12 grades will also enjoy refreshments, bottles of water, and snacks during the outdoor event.

Glenarden Branch Library 
Saturday, August 20
11 am - 1 pm

Operation Sole

Operation Sole

As part of the PGCMLS strategic framework, and thanks to PGCMLS Foundation, the library is partnering with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit that offers high-quality shoes for children, for a shoe giveaway event. During the events, children will have the opportunity to get a new pair of shoes to start school. Limit two pairs of shoes per family. Sizes range from 6 toddlers to 5 kids, and children must be present to get their shoes.

The events will take place at the following locations:

Hyattsville Branch Library
Tuesday, August 23
5:30-7:30 pm

Spauldings Branch Library 
Saturday, August 27
10 am-12 pm

Visit Operation Sole Shoes to find more information.

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About 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 booklovers, 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
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