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For the last two decades, the Harry Potter series captivated the attention of children and adults, prompting people to flip through the adventure-filled books from sunset to sunrise and stand in long lines for midnight releases.

The British author J.K. Rowling wrote the seven-book series about a young wizard's journey of self-discovery through his battles against an oppressive and powerful villain.

At Anne Arundel County public libraries, Harry Potter books are among the top-circulating ones every month. They inspire young children to read above their grade level, local librarians said.

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Former Harlem Globetrotter and Maryland-native Spencer "Spinny" Johnson took his basketball-inspired positivity to Glen Burnie Regional Library on Thursday to promote education and healthy lifestyles.

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Summer starting to drag? Here is some new fun with a bit of learning to the rescue. Kids can now check out special tablets with educational apps from all Anne Arundel County Public Libraries. The libraries are also now offering Rosetta Stone Library Solution so both parents and kids can start to learn a new language.

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Nothing is set in stone yet. But, if things go according to plan, the community will have gained a major asset: a handsome new building to replace the current Annapolis Regional Library on West Street.

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The public got its first look at plans for the new Annapolis Regional Library on Tuesday night.

Architects and planners laid out the exterior design and interior detail for the $24 million project, which would replace the current library at 1410 West St.

But none of it is set in stone.

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Crofton Community Library's pollinator garden, built and maintained by the Crofton Village Garden Club, won first place in landscape design from the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland this spring.

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On a warm Thursday night in May, 13 men gathered at the Severna Park Library to discuss one of history’s most atrocious and forgotten events: the Armenian Genocide. Over plates of baklava, a dessert often associated with Armenian culture, the men discussed the events that unfolded in the early 1900s and pondered why such things occurred — and whether they could again. The dialogue over the course of one hour was riveting, insightful and well-mannered, all trademarks of the Severna Park Library’s Guys Book Club.

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EASTON — Barbara Lane, chair of the Talbot County Free Library’s Board of Trustees, announced Tuesday, April 26, that Dana Newman was chosen by the board to serve as the library’s new director. Newman is replacing Robert Horvath, who retired in October.

Newman currently serves as the chief of public services and branch management for the Anne Arundel County Library system. In that capacity, she oversees the operations of 15 branch libraries as well as the library’s public service departments, according to a news release from the library.

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Forum Set for May 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Maryland Hall

           (April 19, 2017 -Annapolis, Md.) – Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today annouced the details of a second planned community meeting on the new Annapolis Regional Library project. Scheduled for May 16 from 7-8:30 p.m., at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, project architects and county planning officials will share a more detailed site plan for the new facility.

After the 45-minute presentation, attendees are invited to ask questions. Interpreters may be available upon request with advance notice.        

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Customers Can Learn 30 Languages on PC, Mac or Android Mobile Device

 (July 15, 2016–Annapolis, Md.) Officials with the Anne Arundel County Public Library today began offering Rosetta Stone Library Solution, the popular and fun language learning software.

Tablets Funded in Part by Library Foundation Event

(July 14, 2016–Annapolis, Md.) Officials with the Anne Arundel County Public Library today announced that the library’s youngest customers can now enjoy new Playaway Launchpads at all branches. Only previously available as part of a pilot program at three libraries, these special Android tablets for children feature high quality, pre-loaded learning apps.

Annapolitan Donald Roland to Lead Group, Glen Burnie Resident Joins Board

       (June 24, 2016 -Annapolis, Md.) The Anne Arundel County Public Library Board of Trustees recently elected its FY 2017 executive committee and approved a new member at its June meeting. The slate of officers include:

Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today annouced that the Anne Arundel County Council has approved proposed increases in funding for the library system.

  (June 6, 2016 -Annapolis, Md.) Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library  (AACPL) today opened registration for this year’s Summer Reading Club. The program includes an exciting lineup of performers, concerts and activities from late June until August 13 and features great prizes and even free books!

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 23, 2016) – Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) announced today that the Severn Community Library will be closed for maintenance on Saturday, June 4.

The library’s bookdrop will remain open during the closure and customers are encouraged to visit the nearby Odenton Regional Library at 1325 Annapolis Rd., or the Maryland City at Russett Community Library at 3501 Russett Common.

June 7 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Annapolis High School.

The architectural team from Wheeler Goodman Masek Architecture, as well as county and library officials, will share the initial site plans for the new Annapolis Library. After the 45-minute presentation, a question-and-answer session will follow. Sign language and Spanish-language interpreter services will be available.

The current Annapolis Regional Library is expected to close in Summer 2017 with the new facility scheduled to open in early 2019. We look forward to providing the residents of Anne Arundel County with a modern library that serves the needs of everyone in our community.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 22, 2016) – Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) announced today that the Linthicum Community Library will be closed for renovations from May 9-21.  The library’s bookdrop will also be closed and all programs scheduled during that period canceled. The library will reopen on Monday, May 23.

(March 9, 2016–Annapolis, Md.) Officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation today annouced that tickets are now on sale for the annual For the Love of the Library fundraiser. This year’s event will be held at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library. The festive gathering is set for April 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 269 Hillsmere Drive.