Busch Annapolis Library is closed and will offer no curbside service Thursday, August 6 due to HVAC issues.

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ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — The doors of the Anne Arundel County Public Library may currently be closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but many of the resources they offer are still available virtually.

“There is really something for everybody at the library even when the library is only online,” said Christine Feldmann, the library’s marketing and communications manager.

From Friday night movie discussions to financial classes, these resources are offered free of charge.

Mother of three Littany Hollerbach has been taking advantage of their virtual storytime, something they often went to when the libraries were open.

“It’s nice having these local librarians that the kids recognize,” Hollerbach said.

Eva Fernandez is the programming and outreach coordinator with the AACPL. She hosts a bilingual storytime every Tuesday.

It’s more than just reading books, she says — they’re helping prepare the children for when they go back to school.

“As we go through the book and we read the story and we sing and we do all these movement activities and rhymes, which are actually crucial for the years at school,” Fernandez said.

The Anne Arundel County Public Library will start curbside book pick-ups on June 8 and plan to re-open their branches on June 15. They will continue the virtual storytime through the fall.


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The Severn Community Library on Annapolis Road will hold a grand re-opening celebration on March 20 to showcase the completion of the first two phases of a $1.1 million facelift.

The branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library has occupied center stage in the Severn community since it opened in 1986. The 11,500 square foot space has housed many programs and resources as needed by the local population. The library will open March 13 with the event celebrated a week later. There is a Discovery Dock Children’s Area and Individual Study Space for the younger library patrons. This branch also serves as a collection point for military resources as well as various community outreach programs.

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Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced Wednesday the new library on West Street in Annapolis would be named after late Maryland Speaker Mike Busch.

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System Forgives More than $754,000 in Old Fines and Fees

Annapolis, Md., (January 6, 2020) -- Officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today announced that all children and teen books, movies and music are now fine free. Additionally, the library also waived $754,637 in old fines and fees for customers under 18 and outstanding late charges on children and teen materials for adult accounts. More than 33,000 people received the New Year's surprise saving on average $22. 


Social Worker now available at Edgewater Library 

Annapolis, Md., (October 28, 2019) Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) officials today announced a new partnership with the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services. Based on the successful program already in place at the Brooklyn Park Library, a licensed social worker will now also be available to meet with individuals and families at the Edgewater Library. 


Total Represents 36% Increase over Last Year

Annapolis, Md., (April 24, 2019) Officials with the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation today announced their sixth annual For the Love of the Library event raised $88,173 – a 36% increase over last year's total. The money raised will fund enhancements at all 16 branches.


Fines Incurred January 4 – End of Shutdown Eligible

(January 11, 2019–Annapolis, Md.)In an effort to lighten the burden felt by many county residents, Anne Arundel County Public Library officials today announced that the library will waive fines incurred between January 4, 2019 through the end of the government shutdown for federal government employees, contractors and their families. 


Annapolis, Md., (December 14, 2018) The holidays came a little early this year for some 45,000 Anne Arundel County Public Library customers with an announcement that all overdue fines incurred between September 24-December 14 have been waived.