Resources for Veterans and Military Families

Anne Arundel County Public Library is happy to honor and support our veterans and military families through programs, online resources and overall community support. Explore our curated list of resources and events designed to benefit our veterans and military community.

Upcoming Events

Lost Faces, Forgotten Heroes: Finding Photos for Marylanders on the Vietnam Wall

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Stevenson University professor Glenn Johnston will discuss a research project involving his students and Maryland Public Television. Their mission: to locate a photo of every Marylander who lost their life while on military duty in Vietnam. Hear the story of the search, sources involved, and the stories of the men whose pictures were sought.

Veterans Day Community Connection 

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Severna Park resident and Gold Star Mother, Ms. Jeannette Middleton Sudano, will talk about what her son, Airman First Class Nathaniel McDavitt, would want us to know about his purpose and service in the Air Force. We'll also hear from Dana Burl from the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs and Joy Ashcraft from Maryland's Commitment to Veterans for the Maryland Department of Health, as they discuss their programs and Veteran services. 

MD VA Benefits Briefing

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Join the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) for a detailed discussion on veteran benefits that include its Service and Benefits Program and Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

Navigating the Federal Application Process

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Join the Maryland Department of Labor for a presentation on applying for federal jobs. Learn strategies to understand a federal job announcement and prepare a federal resume. Veteran-specific resources are available. 

Veterans' Healing Arts

Dates: December 10, January 14, February 11

Join Head Chef & Meditation Teacher, Peter Brooks, as he demonstrates how to help us more effectively manage the stress of our times. His classes incorporate Tibetan singing bowls, Hindu mantras, and Native American songs. These sessions are geared towards veterans, but open to all.

American Flag as a Star with a red ribbon extending to the right side

Resources at the Library

Patrons can always find our library exclusive resources and community resources for military personnel and veterans on our website on our Military Page. Visitors can explore our military family resource center, Fold3 by ancestry library edition, a military and intelligence database from gale and more.

Library Exclusives

Military Family Resource Center at Severn Library
            Military Family Resource Center at Severn Library
  • Military Family Resource Center at Severn Library
    The Military Family Resource Center housed at the Severn Library is a collection devoted to helping service members and their families navigate pre- and post-deployment life.
  • CAC Readers
    Anne Arundel County Public Library now offers CAC Readers for in-library use at our Maryland City at Russett, Severn and Odenton locations. Customers may use the CAC Reader on the library’s computers or on their own laptops/devices to access their work email, or other encrypted online resources.
  • Fold3
    Fold3 by Ancestry Library Edition provides access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos and personal documents of those who served.
  • Military and Intelligence Database (Gale)
    The Military and Intelligence Database from Gale provides library customers with access to scholarly journals, magazines and reports covering all aspects of the past and present military affairs. 
  • Learning at Home
    Anne Arundel County Public Library is here to support students at every stage of their education. Our ‘Learning at Home’ page offers support and resources for homeschooling.

Community Resources

(Links located on our Military Page)

  • Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Veterans Affairs Commission 
  • Veterans Service Coordination Center
  • Annapolis Vet Center
  • Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency


We hope that you can find both value and support through this list of programs and resources. 

A sticker that says "Thank You Veterans" with stars and an American flag

Happy Veterans Day!   

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