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November 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Donna Scott-martin

(301) 699-3500, ext. 6152

donna.scott-martin@pgcmls.info

Library Hosts Prince George's County Veterans Recognition Event

Largo, Maryland – The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) gives thanks year-round to service members, military families, and veterans for their sacrifices on behalf of all Prince Georgians. This Veterans Day, the Library is hosting a special county-wide event, the Prince George’s County Veterans Recognition, on Tuesday, November 10 at 7 pm with the Prince George's County Office of Veterans Affairs, Department of Family Services, and Human Relations Commission. The program features Dr. James Dula, Major, U.S. Air Force (Retired) and Prince George’s County Office of Veterans Affairs; Veronica Harris, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Retired); and Langston Clay, Petty Officer, U.S. Navy. Dr. Reneeˊ Starlynn Allen, “The People's Emcee” Radio & TV Host, will deliver the opening remarks.

The Library has launched a new Military & Veterans Resources webpage, which features key resources, services, and programs. Engage in the rich history, diverse stories, and important contributions of our U.S. service members. A list of veteran-owned businesses, national and local veteran resources, and links to free virtual webinars and registrations for upcoming veteran-honoring events are also available at pgcmls.info/veterans. Veterans are encouraged to access Brainfuse’s VetNow for a host of veteran support services including navigating Veteran Administration (VA) eligible benefits, job coaching, and a resume lab free with a PGCMLS library card.

PGCMLS will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Curbside Service and Ask a Librarian/Biblio Consulta are temporarily suspended for the day. Services resume on Thursday, November 12. Visit pgcmls.info/curbside for more information.

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 915,000+ 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. The Books from Birth and Ready 2 Read programs make the Library the primary source of early literacy education and Kindergarten readiness programs in the County. 

PGCMLS’ robust online offerings include curated content collections for kids, teens, educators, Spanish speakers, and more. Virtual events and outreach provide access to the Library from the comfort of home or on the go. Special programs include the D.R.E.A.M. Lab, STEM Pals, and 3D printing, which offer teens and lifelong learners with opportunities to learn cutting-edge technology and STEM skills for job readiness or personal enrichment. The Library also provides drive-up WiFi access at all branches and mobile hotspot devices. The Library’s Laurel Branch Library received the 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Award and was designated the best new public building in Maryland.