Kits Available at Maryland City at Russett Library
It's been one year since the Anne Arundel County Public Library opened a community pantry at its Westfield Annapolis location. Manager Rachel Myers joins WJZ at 9 with an update on how things are going.
Watch the interview here.
Annapolis, Md., (March 21, 2022) –Officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today announced its’ board of trustees is seeking six new members for the 17-member body. Terms would begin in June and last three years with the option of renewing for two additional three-year terms.
From Eye on Annapolis
The Anne Arundel County Public Library is offering the following programs to celebrate Women’s History Month.
March 1-31 at the Odenton Library
By Scott Gelman
In recent weeks, the start of Aryssa Damron’s day as a children’s librarian at Capitol View Neighborhood Library in D.C.’s Ward 7 has changed.
(January 5, 2022) Effective, January 6, the library is suspending all in-person programs for preschoolers through January 31. This action results from rising COVID-19 numbers, the inability of children under age 2 to mask, the lack of vaccines for kids under 5 and staffing shortages due to staff illness.
Annapolis, Md., (December 7, 2021) –Officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today unveiled the system’s new logo and website in a ceremony at the Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library. Two local families also put a lid on the library’s centennial anniversary celebration by closing a time capsule.
(August 3, 2021–Annapolis, Md.) – Meeting rooms will reopen for public use starting Tuesday, September 7, officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today announced. Community groups and other organizations can now begin making reservations for the month of September.
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.
American Library Association News
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.
Annapolis, Md., (April 5, 2021) – Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) officials today announced that the system will allow its local history collection to be checked out for in-home use. This action represents the first time the collection of nearly 500 items has been available for borrowing.
Anne Arundel Public Library CEO Skip Auld was joined by a County Executive Steuart Pittman, House Minority Leader Nic Kipke and others Friday to break ground on the $15.9 million Riviera Beach Library in Pasadena.
What’s your mental picture of a librarian? Perhaps it includes gray hair, glasses and being told to be quiet.
Today’s library staff breaks this outdated stereotype. They are detectives, musicians, social workers and tech gurus of all ages.
Annapolis, Md., (March 26, 2021)-- County Executive Steuart Pittman joined Library CEO Skip Auld and area elected officials to break ground on the new Riviera Beach Library at 1130 Duvall Highway in Pasadena. The 20,000 square foot building will double the size of the former facility and is expected to open in Summer 2022.
More than $361,000 in Old Fines Forgiven for 28,000 Customers
Annapolis, Md., (March 2, 2021) -- Officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today announced that all system materials are now fine free. Additionally, the library also waived $361,425 in old fines for customers. More than 28,000 people received the surprise savings.
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: Anne Arundel County Public Library celebrates 100 years of evolution from book repository to broad public resource
Frances Smith has only lived five of her 77 years without knowing William Smith Jr. — the first five.
Initiative Marks First Time Library Computers Can Be Borrowed for Home Use
Annapolis, Md., (November 9, 2020) - Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today announced that the system is now offering Chromebook and Wi-Fi hotspot bundles for check out. The initiative marks the first time customers can borrow a computer to use at home.
(June 3, 2020) So another black person was killed. This time, protests by diverse groups erupted and have enveloped our nation. Why it’s happening now after George Floyd’s killing, rather than last month after the video of Ahmaud Arbery’s death went viral, or in March when Breonna Taylor was shot in her home is not the point. Enough is enough. It’s time to speak out.