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Jen Muro’s love for nature fueled a career that can’t be slowed.

The Crofton Community Library’s Natures Explorers Club Leader is a certified master naturalist and wildlife animal caretaker. She was born deaf.

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Librarian Loralei Bidwell has a plan to set folks who may not attend college on a path to employment.

The Glen Burnie Regional Library, 1010 Eastway, will host a trade school fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19. The event will offer 26 tables with a variety of industries represented.

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County officials break ground on the new Annapolis Regional Library on Thursday afternoon but, don’t fret — two locations have been found to help serve the old library’s patrons until the new facility opens on West Street.

The library will keep its materials circulating in the old circulation wing of the former Capital newspaper building off West Street starting Monday and a satellite location at Westfield Annapolis mall will open at the end of the month.

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Her eyes brimmed with tears, Norma Rivera struggled to recount the day she and her two children were forced to leave their home and sleep in their car for two nights — fearful of returning home.

“I left my house that day and we had nowhere to go. For two nights my kids and I slept on the streets,” Rivera said.

She described the physical and emotional abuse experienced at the hands of her husband of 20 years to a small group of women gathered Tuesday at the Annapolis Regional Library.

The event, served as an opportunity for women to connect with each other, discuss self-esteem and confidence, and learn about local resources for victims of domestic violence. It is one out of the wide variety of events during Women’s History Month at Anne Arundel County libraries.

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They say “it takes a village”, and for some families with an incarcerated parent, the village is at-the-ready.

The Anne Arundel County Public Library will discuss how its Open Book Family Reading Club is changing lives beginning 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Glen Burnie Regional Library, 1010 Eastway.

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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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First of its Kind Library in Baltimore Region


         (April 30, 2018–Annapolis, Md.) Library lovers rejoice!  A new branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) opened today at Westfield Annapolis Mall. The mall library is one of less than twenty such facilities across the country and only the second in Maryland.

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$24 Million Project is County’s First New Library in 14 Years




Event Launches Public Service Campaign Featuring Notables

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.

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.