Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills

WEST COUNTY --

February 15, 1993

Provinces library to close temporarily

The Provinces branch library in Severn will close next week for recarpeting.

The 12,000-square-foot library, located in the Severn Square Shopping Center at Route 175 and Ridge Road, opened in 1986 and is one of the busiest in the West County area.

More than 26,000 books and other materials are borrowed each month.

No materials will be due back while the building is being renovated from Feb. 22 to 27, though the book drop-off slot outside can be used and patrons can return books to any other county library.

Other nearby libraries include the Odenton branch, in the 1200 block of Odenton Road, and the Maryland City branch, in the Maryland City Shopping Plaza on Route 198.

Both are open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Crofton branch, located in the Crofton Centre shopping area at Route 3 and Davidsonville Road, is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Two men arrested on cocaine charge

County police charged two Prince George's County men with possession with intent to distribute cocaine early Friday.

According to the police report, officers received a tip and found the men in the parking lot of Popeye's restaurant on Crain Highway in Crofton at 12:30 a.m.

After searching the men and the car, officers confiscated 56 grams of crack cocaine, $200 and a 1987 Renault Alliance.

Andre Summers, 20, of the 13000 block of Vandine St., and Gary Louis Pendergrass, 20, of the 200 block of Kendle St., both of Upper Marlboro, were taken to Western District to be charged.

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