19633 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837 Directions Map
to the Poolesville Library
Ride On Bus #76 bus goes to
Poolesville from the Shady Grove Metro Station, but only during
rush hours. There is
no bus service on Saturdays, Sundays and Federal Holidays. Although
the bus does not stop next to the library, there are stops within
walking distance on Wootton Ave.
Metro (Red Line)
There is no easy access from Metro to the Poolesville
Get driving directions from your address.
From the North (Beallsville, Barnesville area)
Take Route 109 south. It becomes Elgin Rd. within the Poolesville city
limits. At the 4-way stop at Elgin and Fisher Avenue (Md. Routh 107), turn
left. Proceed to the small shopping center on the left. The library is in the shopping center, across the street from McDonald's.
From the East (Rockville area)
Take Route 28 west from Rockville to Route 107 ( White's Ferry Rd).
Follow 107 about 5 miles into Poolesville,. The library is in the small shopping
center on the right side of Route 107 (Fisher Ave. in Poolesville).
It is across the street from McDonald's.
From the South (Potomac, Glen Echo, Bethesda)
Follow River Road (MD-190) to the T intersection with Seneca Road (MD-112). Turn right on Seneca Road (MD-112) and follow it to Darnestown Road (MD-28). Turn left onto Darnestown Road (MD-28) and continue to the split with White’s Ferry Road (MD-107). Make a slight left onto White’s Ferry Road (MD-107) and continue 4.5 miles into Poolesville. (Note that MD-107 becomes Fisher Avenue within the town limits of Poolesville.) The library is in the small shopping plaza on the right-hand side, across from McDonald’s.
From the West (Virginia)
Take White's Ferry across the Potomac River from Virginia. Follow White's
Ferry Road to Poolesville. Go through the main intersection (a 4-way stop)
and proceed to the small shopping center on the left hand side of Route 107
(Fisher Ave. in Poolesville). The library is in the shopping center, across the street from McDonald's.
About the Library:
Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has provided library services to the Town of Poolesville and surrounding communities since 1954. From 1954 to 1978, library services were provided by MCPL’s Bookmobile. In 1978, MCPL embarked upon a partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to provide library services to the public at what was then the Poolesville Junior/Senior High School Media Center (now Poolesville High School). The newly created Western County Regional Library (WCRL) served the general public after school hours and on weekends. (Adult Fiction and some other materials were kept sequestered when school was in session.)
By 1980, within two years of its opening, the demand for library services from the WCRL was already outgrowing the limited space and hours provided by the shared media center. At that time, a push began to find the library its own space within the community. During this same time, MCPL began to redefine the concept of regional libraries, and, in early 1984, Western County Regional Library was renamed Poolesville Library.
In 1991, Poolesville Library moved into a leased storefront in the Poolesville Towne Center, one of two shopping centers being built within the town limits. In late 2000, the library was closed for renovation and expansion before reopening in the spring of 2001. The expansion created space for additional materials as well as a meeting room for library and community events. With over 6,000 square feet of space, Poolesville Library provides a wide-range of library services, including adult, young adult, and children’s materials; storytimes; a book group; seasonal tax assistance; and other community programming.
Facilities: 1 meeting room, 24-hour bookdrop.
Computers: 5 computers, Wi-Fi, copiers/printer. About MCPL's public computers.
Nearby Branches: Germantown, Quince Orchard
Manager / Senior Librarian: Chris Borawski