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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Annapolis Library on West Street

This will be the county's first new library in 14 years and the 32,500 square foot building will remain on the existing site.

Groundbreaking at New Annapolis Library
Annapolis Firm Makes Gift to Beyond Your Expectations Campaign

Annapolis Firm Makes Gift to Beyond Your Expectations Campaign.

Annapolis law firm of Hillman, Brown & Darrow presented Anne Arundel County Public Library Chief Executive Officer Skip Auld with a check for $10,000
"Why I Support the Library Foundation"

Neighbors in Annapolis’ Bay Ridge community joined library foundation directors, library trustees and staff for a plaque unveiling ceremony at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library. Located in the Discovery Dock within the children’s area, the plaque honors Bay Ridge neighbors’ contributions to the Bay Books & Breezes fundraising event held last summer by Randy Rice and Susan Duncan.

Members of the Bay Ridge Community pose with the newly revealed plaque commemorating their fundraising efforts for the library.
Library Foundation Supports New Branch in Annapolis Mall

The library foundation is helping to bring a new branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library to the area. Discoveries: The Library at the Mall.

Color photo of mall sign that says "Westfield"
Bubbly, Books and Blue Jeans on the Bay raises funds for Beyond Your Expectations Campaign

Due to the hard work of a committee of Broadneck volunteers, more than $25,000 was added to Beyond Your Expectations: The Campaign for the Library in September. Thirty seven donors made gifts totaling $25,844 during the “Bubbly, Books and Blue Jeans on the Bay” fundraising event held at the home of Fran and Rich Becker.

Bubbly, Books, and Blue Jeans event planning committee
FY2018 Foundation Officers

At its September meeting, the Foundation inducted its officers for FY18. They are (left to right) President Sam Brown, Secretary Trish Strott, Treasurer Michelle Coates, and Vice President Chuck Ferrar.

Photo of two women and two men standing in front of a wooded area
"Why I Support the Library Foundation"

Chelsea Chaney's gratitude and good memories toward the library were part of The Chaney Foundation’s decision to award $100,000 to Beyond Your Expectations: The Campaign for the Library, earlier this year.

A woman holding a baby in a library standing next to a play cart
Severn Bank Bookdrop Plaques Make Debut

The Severn Bank plaques were placed at five branch bookdrops in honor of the bank’s $100,000 gift to the Foundation’s Beyond Your Expectations campaign, the proceeds of which are being used to improve interior spaces, enhance technology and expand library outreach activities in each of the library’s 15 branches. 

Annapolis branch book drop sponsored by Severn Bank
Community Gatherings Support Beyond Your Expectations Campaign

In June, the Anne Arundel county communities of Bay Ridge and Gibson Island and Pasadena were the site of fundraisers to support the foundation’s Beyond Your Expectations campaign. The two gatherings raised over $33,000 for the campaign. 

Foundation Directors Honored for Longtime Service