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Society might not yet be at the point where people are commuting via flying cars or colonizing other planets, but in other ways, the future is here – and many organizations are working to keep up with the changing times. For Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL), that means bigger facilities to meet population growth, more tech amenities, and new products and programs that will appeal to 21st-century patrons. In the case of the Riviera Beach Library, that means starting over from scratch.


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George Washington once said “be courteous to all” in a sentiment about kindness, calling true friendship “a plant of slow growth.”

Inside the Glen Burnie Regional Library, a select few have taken not to metaphorical plants but literal sediments to place the seeds of altruism throughout the county.

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Water features, fireplaces, gardens, or a cafe? Should the new Riviera Beach library incorporate solar panels and bike paths?

What about adding quiet reading spaces and a separate children's play area?

These are a few of the questions architects from Maryland-based Grim and Parker asked community members during an open meeting Dec. 12 regarding the new Riviera Beach Community Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy., scheduled for completion in late 2020.

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Libraries and schools will now be on the front lines of tackling Maryland’s opioid crisis.

As the number of drug deaths continue to skyrocket, libraries and schools are now being recruited to help with the growing battle.

Right now, first responders are carrying the opioid reversal drug Nalaxone, or Narcan. But now, a growing number of libraries across the state are training workers on how use the drug, and starting this school year, it’ll be required on every Maryland public school campus.

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The Anne Arundel County system had its first optional class, provided through the county health department, this month. Such policies are in line with the real modern role of libraries not just as places to check out books, CDs and videos, but as community centers.

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Anne Arundel County librarians and their staff are attending trainings on how to respond in an overdose emergency.


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Libraries are a great resource for books and DVDs, but fishing equipment? One branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) is offering just that.

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Anne Arundel County's archaeological attic is chock full of pieces of our history and now there are three new ways to show some of it off.

Now, not all of the county's 3.2 million artifacts are worthy of show-and-tell for a general audience, chards of pottery, beads, and such. But many the county has unearthed in pursuit of the story of us are worth a look.

The county Cultural Resources Division, part of the Department of Planning and Zoning, on Tuesday unveiled a permanent display case at the department's permit center that will house a rotating exhibit of finds. The project is in partnership with the Lost Towns Project and Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, with help from a wide variety of other organizations.

The partnership with the Anne Arundel County Library System is nothing new. Aside from the kiosk project, which will be on display at the Annapolis Branch Library first, the Cultural Resources Division and the library have a vast collection of historic, cultural and archaeological books, which are available to the public.

Latest Press Release

Annapolis, Md. (February 15, 2018) Officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library and Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) today announced that the library’s special historical Gold Star Collection will move on Monday, February 26 to Anne Arundel Community College’s Truxal Library as preparations begin for construction of the new Annapolis Library.

The Gold Star Collection is comprised of more than 1,000 books, articles and other historical and genealogical materials that document the economic, social, political, cultural, religious and military history of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. The collection is considered a vital resource for local historians and researchers.          

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Discoveries to Become First Mall Library in Central Maryland


Library Foundation Looking to Raise $200K By December 31

(December 22, 2017--Annapolis, Md.) – The Annapolis law firm of Hillman, Brown & Darrow (HBD) loves the Anne Arundel County Public Library and recently presented library CEO Hampton “Skip” Auld with a check for $10,000 toward the Library Foundation’s $3 million Beyond Your Expectations: The Campaign for the Library fundraising effort.

For those who were unable to attend the recent Community Input Session for the New Riviera Beach Library, Grimm + Parker has provided a survey:

Please be sure to fill out the survey so we can get your feedback on the Riviera Beach Library. The survey will close on January 2, 2018.


Community Meeting Scheduled for

New Riviera Beach Library Project


WHO:             Anne Arundel County Public Library CEO Hampton “Skip” Auld, architects from Grimm and Parker, interested members of the community


(October 30, 2017–Annapolis, Md.) Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library today annouced a series of events to mark November as Native American History Month.


Events include:

Navajo Code Talkers

(October 26, 2017–Annapolis, Md.) Always wanted to write the Great American Novel? The Anne Arundel County Public Library can help with special events planned to mark National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

Through a personal challenge to write 50,000 words during November, NaNoWriMo encourages writers to create the first draft of a novel with the help and support of the over 300,000 other participants.

Our survey has now ended. Thank you for participating. The library system is currently working with MGT of America to conduct a facilities master plan of all library buildings, focused on determining how well current libraries serve the community and how future service can be improved.

Experts to Provide Seminars on Local, State, Online Resources Available  


WHO:             Anne Arundel County Public Library staff

                        Maryland State Archives staff

Forums Set for October 24-26 in Linthicum, Mountain Road, Annapolis

Reservations Now Taken Twice a Year