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Hours for all library locations:
Monday through Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm.

Libraries open Sundays, 1 to 5 pm through May 18: Annapolis, Crofton, North County, Severna Park and West County

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New & Noteworthy

Overdrive now offers an eReading room just for kids!
Overdrive has long provided downloadable eBooks to our library customers, and children's books have always been a part of that library collection. Now, it's even easier for your child to find the eBooks she wants in the Overdrive eReading Room for Kids.

Library Blog

Spring Break and National Library Week fall at the same time this year, so of course we have you covered with events and activities for kids of all ages. We've listed just some highlights of the great library activities you can enjoy this week. They include movies, a stuffed animal sleepover, and tons of fun for teens!

Library in the News

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Every week, Kelly Topita prepares a repertoire of music that’s on the top of the playlists of her captive audience. They include “Acka Backa Soda Cracker,” “Froggy Hop” and the always popular “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”

Work at the Library

  • horns, music, musical, interlude, band, demonstration, performance

    Learn about musical instruments and hear a performance or two during A Musical Interlude at Deale Community Library on Saturday, April 26!

  • library, fundraiser, event, love, reynolds, tavern, benefit, foundation

    Show your love of the library by attending the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation's 1930s-themed fundraising event at Reynolds Tavern on April 24.

  • anime, manga, girl, japanese, animation, club

    Love Japanese comics and animation? Join us at one of our Anime & Manga clubs.

  • poetry, books, literature, April, month, poem, writing, verse

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with AACPL by joining in on one of our poetry programs this April.

  • April, showers, May, flowers, weather, rain, learn, science

    Preschoolers can learn about weather and how flowers grow at this science-focused event at Severn Community Library on April 17.

  • legos, blocks, building, kids, toy, bricks

    It's Lego Palooza at our libraries! Come in for some brick-snapping fun.

  • knitting, knit, needles, sewing, yarn

    Whether you're an expert knitter or just a beginner, drop by one of our many Knitting Nights to practice the craft!

Digital Media and Resources

The library provides a wide variety of downloadable content, including eBooks and eMagazines. You can also stream music and download an audiobook.

Zinio digital magazines     3M cloud reader
Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium powered by Overdrive     OneClickDigital from Recorded Books

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Our Homework Center is a great resource for homework help or just general research.

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Do you want to learn a new language, become a computer expert or research a personal project? Visit our Research and Learn area.

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The library's Job Seeker Resources will help you find a job or learn new skills for a new career!

Job Search Specialists are available to assist with job applications, resumes and referral for further training at the following branches:

Anne Arundel County Public Library provides free access to subscription only investment websites in addition to Government and Small Business resources. Visit the Business & Investing area for more.

Morningstar, Value Line, and Gale Small Business Center are some of the resources available from the Library

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