From the Desk of Ari Z. Brooks, Executive Director

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has announced that all library branches will be closed starting Monday, March 16th through Friday, April 24th.

This means our Administrative Office staff will telework, and both our FOLMC Wheaton Bookstore and FOLMC Rockville Bookstore will be closed beginning at 5:00PM Sunday, March 15th, with plans to reopen after the Stay-At-Home order is lifted in Maryland. Please hold book donations until the bookstores re-open. We regret that we cannot accept any materials at the bookstores at this time.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us.
  • If you need to reach the FOLMC Bookstores, call (240) 776-6001 ext. 1 or email
  • For our Administrative Office, call (240) 776-6001 ext. 4 or email

We will continue to monitor events and will provide updates on our website and on social media.

During this time, you can still purchase materials through:



Or shop our online store for:

Giftcards for your next visit in the bookstore

Vinyl Record Catalog to review records for sale. Email to place an order.

Book Bundles to receive eight (8) books delivered straight to your home.

It is during times like these that we rely on our Friends most. Please help us help MCPL by becoming a Friend today or donating.

Ari Z. Brooks
Executive Director