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A patron visiting the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library this week can't help but notice the unusual display in the center of the main room.
It's a bookworm's dream.
Dozens of children gather around Corporal Russell Ziebell to show him their construction paper patrol cars, ask questions, and get hugs. Earlier, he and library associate Christeen Moore read stories about police as part of ‘Community Helpers’ Preschool Storytime, a library program for children to build early literacy skills needed for school readiness.
Mountain Road Community Library hosted a concert last week. Similar to most concerts, it incorporated music and emotion, however, this unique performance also included American Sign Language.
The Severna Park Library hosted a Real World STEM event to get second and third grade students involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with hands on experience.
Under Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed budget for fiscal 2018, Annapolis doesn't receive an increase in money the state pays to help cover the costs of being the capital city. But the governor is proposing $1 million for a new Annapolis library.
If you're a parent, you've laid down next to your little one, cracked open a bed time story and read to them as they fell asleep after a busy day of life.
Then there's a man, wearing a jail jumpsuit, tats from head to toe, reading "Cat in the Hat" to his 3-year-old sitting on his lap. The Anne Arundel County Public Library uses words to unlock a new world at the Ordnance Road Correctional Center in Glen Burnie.
Tripp, the author of the American Girl series, spoke to young girls at Broadneck Community Library this week. As she revealed secrets of the doll empire, Tripp encouraged the elementary-aged girls to use their own life as inspiration for creative endeavors.
Megan Vissari and her two young boys know their way around a library.
They typically go to one of the county’s branches at least once a week and hit the bookshelves first — the Summer Reading Club is a family favorite.
But recently she and her boys, 3 and 5 years old, have been playing more games at the library.
On Wednesday, she and her son Adam, 3, were playing a game that required him to match letters of the alphabet. The activity is one of many at Anne Arundel County Library’s Discovery Docks, which are new and improved education areas for young children.
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