Library News

What if America fully funded its public libraries? | COMMENTARY

Capital Gazette

Padilla, Irene and Auld, Skip

Imagine having to wait outside for other patrons to leave a library before you could enter. Or being one of hundreds of children turned away each year because your library’s meeting room was limited to fifteen.

Will Shorter named 2021 ALA Trustee Citation recipient

American Library Association News

McFadden, Trish

ALA and United for Libraries have named William A. Shorter, Jr., Anne Arundel County Public Library (Md.) Board of Trustees Chair, a recipient of the ALA Trustee Citation.

A Century of Reading

Bay Weekly

Colbert, Judy

I was a wide-eyed 12-year-old when I saw a book in my local library with my last name on the spine. The book was by Marvin Mudrick, a distant relative. We never met, but he definitely influenced my life as I promised myself that one day, I’d have a book with my name on the spine.  

Romance in the pages and online

Romance in the pages and online: Anne Arundel County Public Library celebrates 100 years of evolution from book repository to broad public resource

Capital Gazette

Sanchez, Olivia

Frances Smith has only lived five of her 77 years without knowing William Smith Jr. — the first five.