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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

First place winner is Ella Rose R. (left) and second place winner is Joanna B. (right)
Drumroll, please! It's time to announce the winners of our Fourth Annual Teen Cover Art Contest! The first place winner (artwork on left) is Ella Rose R., of Annapolis, whose creation will grace the cover of our Fall Library Happenings. Our second place winner is Joanna B. (artwork on right) also of Annapolis, who will win a $100 gift card to Art Things in West Annapolis.

Library Blog

Libraries are crossroads of people from all walks of life, nevertheless it was a lucky day when I was introduced to Mary Ellen Hughes, one of our customers who is the author of numerous gentle mysteries. Her books take place in the type of town where I want to live, even if murder occurs a bit too frequently! The residents are kind and eccentric, there’s a good bakery and coffee shop, and the pace of life seems just right. Her sixth book, "The Pickled Piper," will be coming out May 6th, 2014.

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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.”

Volunteer Opportunities

  • catapult, trebuchet, projectile, missile, launcher, physics, math, kids

    Kids can learn the physics of catapults and construct their own marshmallow-launchers on Thursday, May 8 at the Crofton Community Library!

  • free, comics, graphic, novels, Marvel, DC, superhero, comic, book

    Stop by any of four locations for a variety of superhero activities and, of course, a free comic book! Click here for details.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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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