Suitland, Md. (DC News Now) — People in Prince George County won’t have to worry about being far from their local library. The county library system received $2.2 million in federal funding to launch Library 2 Go.
The Spaulding Library Branch in District Heights is far enough away from the Suitland area, one of many communities without access to a nearby library. Other areas include Langley Park, College Park and Suitland.
That’s going to change soon, and some people say they’re excited about it.
“We serve nearly one million people in many parts of the county that do not have easy access to nearby branch libraries, perhaps because they are only accessible by highway between community areas and others. Prince George County Memorial Library.
After nearly 50 years, Prince George’s County Memorial Library Systems brings the library back to life on the go.
“We provide access to the internet, career coaching services, immigration and refugee services, and more. It’s important that we provide a service that’s as good as ours,” said Brown.
Paul Muko relies on libraries to print his work using computers. He is thrilled that the community will finally be able to access these resources without any hassle.
“There are people who don’t have transportation, and there are people who live far away from the library.
Mobile libraries offer a variety of services, from books to careers services, and even let people borrow laptops.
“It is very important to us to get devices to our neighbors who need internet access without having to come to the library. We know there are barriers, so we’ll come to you with the library,” Brown said.
They hope that “Library 2 go” will be life-changing.
“We are here to help. It’s the way we want people to browse the library,” Brown said.
“It’s a great idea, in my opinion, for young and old,” Muko said.
The launch timeline will be determined after receipt of implementation guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor. This will be published within the next few months.