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January 9, 2020


Contact: Donna Scott-Martin

(301) 699-3500, ext. 6152

Children Bundle-up for Winter with Free Coats and Books @ Your Library

District Heights, MD – The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) will partner with Operation Warm to provide a complimentary new coat and book to the first 150 children that participate in the “A Warm Welcome to the Library” event at the Spauldings Branch Library on Saturday, January 25, from 2 pm to 4 pm. This program, which is generously sponsored by Wawa, offers children a chance to explore their local library and take home useful items for the winter season. To register please contact the Spauldings Branch Library by January 24 at (301) 817-3750 and indicate the requested coat size (2T up to 14/16).

“Staying warm in the winter is not only important for the health and safety of our children, but having a nice new coat boosts confidence and emotional well-being,” said PGCMLS Program Services Manager Rachel Zukowski. “Thank you to Operation Warm and Wawa for providing this great opportunity to children in our community.”

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 Brainfuse’s HelpNow and JobNow, MANGO Languages, 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 3D printing, Minecraft, DREAM (Digital Resources for Electronic Applications in Media) Lab, chess clubs and TAG (Teen Action Group), free at your library. Engage with us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, and YouTube. Check out our mobile apps! Learn more about what your Library has to offer at

About Operation Warm

Operation Warm provides warmth, confidence and hope to children in need through the gift of brand new winter coats. We believe a brand new coat is more than a coat. Through serving millions of children in need across North America, we have seen that a brand new coat offers a child physical and emotional warmth, confidence to socialize and succeed, and hope of a brighter future.