The date everyone wants to know! Davis Library will begin the refresh process at 6:00 PM on Saturday, July 16th, our last day of service until we reopen again - refreshed, renewed and revived!
The staff here is preparing for our closure by cleaning up and clearing out our offices. Some of us have files dating back to the '90s.
People have been asking us about their holds. Here's the scoop. You will be able to place holds for pickup at Davis Library through June 26. Starting on June 27th, you will need to select another library for your hold pickups. If your hold arrives before July 16th, you will be able to pick it up at Davis. Starting on July 18th, customers will be called and asked to select another pickup library for any holds that arrive at Davis Library. You can change your pickup location online in Your Account, or Davis staff can change it for you.
As for returning your Davis items, our outside book drop will be open for about two weeks after we close. After that time you will need to return your materials to one of the other MCPL branches. Please do not try to return our materials to our partner the KIDMuseum! Although they will be open, they are not a part of the library system and can't accept returns.
We will continue to receive new materials during the time we are closed, and they will be waiting on the shelves when we reopen.
Another popular spot at Davis is our excellent FOL Davis Chapter Booksale area. The Booksale will be returning when we reopen, also refreshed! In the meantime, the last day to donate materials to the FOL Davis Chapter is Tuesday May 31. After that date, we will not be accepting any donations, but do suggest that you take your materials to the recently expanded Friends of the Library Montgomery County Bookstore in Rockville. They will be happy to accept your items. The Booksale will be having a half price to clear things out of the space beginning June 27th.
I promised a little snapshot of some of our staff, and I'm going to start with myself. I've worked for MCPL most of my life, in various jobs and locations, winding up in my current position as manager of the Davis branch. I love my coworkers and our customers, and am very happy to be seeing Davis through the refresh process. I grew up in Montgomery County in Woodmoor, but now live outside Boonsboro, MD with four ponies, three cats, two dogs and one long-suffering husband.
Please stop by to visit with us before our closing date - we will have a special celebration on July 16th to launch our project.