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County and School Officials to Launch Library Link, A New Initiative to Ensure all Students Have a Library Card

January 11, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
10 a.m.

Harmony Hills Elementary School
13407 Lydia Street, Silver Spring

As part of a national initiative to connect students with the wide-ranging resources of the library system, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are partnering to launch Library Link. The goal of the Library Link campaign is to ensure every child enrolled in school can receive a library card.  With 21 public branches across the county, a library card can connect student to adventure, exploration, excitement and more.

To launch the campaign, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will join MCPS Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers, County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton and Montgomery County Board of Education members Patricia O'Neill, Christopher Barclay and Jill Ortman-Fouse for a kickoff event at Harmony Hills Elementary School in Silver Spring.

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Media Contact:  Judy Stiles, Montgomery County Public Information, 240-777-6507
Media Contact: MCPS Public Information, Derek Turner, 301- 279-3124

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