Hagerstown, MD – Washington County Free Library branches throughout the county will adopt new operational hours beginning Tuesday, September 5 to better meet the needs of our community. This change comes following a study of hour-by-hour visitor counts in each library.
The Alice and Virginia and David W. Fletcher Library in downtown Hagerstown will open an hour earlier at 9 AM Mondays through Saturdays to better serve community members when they most frequently access library services and resources. The Fletcher Library will close at 8 PM Mondays through Thursdays, it will close at 6 PM on Fridays, and at 5 PM Saturdays. Sunday hours will remain 1-5 PM.
Changes to the branch library hours include an adjustment of Tuesday hours for the Smithsburg Branch Library, an extra hour in Boonsboro Free Library and Smithsburg Branch Library on Saturdays, three and a half hours added to Hancock Veterans Memorial Library’s Thursday schedule, and the addition of Saturday hours at the Keedysville Branch Library.
We look forward to this opportunity to serve county residents with meaningful changes to meet evolving information needs. The library’s reach extends beyond the walls of the physical library buildings with accessible services like digital library applications, smart locker pick-ups and reference assistance by phone, but our physical spaces continue to be important community meeting places for all to learn and grow.
For more information about Washington County Free Library locations, services, and more, visit washcolibrary.org.