The interim Gaithersburg library in Lakeforest mall is set to close Oct. 31, allowing staff to begin moving materials to the newly renovated Gaithersburg Library.
The move to the new library, at 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., will take about eight to 10 weeks. Holds can still be placed on items from the interim library, but they must be picked up at an alternate site. Patrons also may use any other branches in the county.
Opened in December 2010, the nearly 3,000-square-foot interim site contained about 25,000 volumes. Circulation built over the years and the library ended up with 42,259 volumes.
The grand reopening date for the Gaithersburg Library will be announced soon.