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A patron visiting the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library this week can't help but notice the unusual display in the center of the main room.

It's a bookworm's dream.

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Dozens of children gather around Corporal Russell Ziebell to show him their construction paper patrol cars, ask questions, and get hugs. Earlier, he and library associate Christeen Moore read stories about police as part of ‘Community Helpers’ Preschool Storytime, a library program for children to build early literacy skills needed for school readiness.

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Mountain Road Community Library hosted a concert last week. Similar to most concerts, it incorporated music and emotion, however, this unique performance also included American Sign Language.

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The Severna Park Library hosted a Real World STEM event to get second and third grade students involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with hands on experience.

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Under Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed budget for fiscal 2018, Annapolis doesn't receive an increase in money the state pays to help cover the costs of being the capital city. But the governor is proposing $1 million for a new Annapolis library.

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If you're a parent, you've laid down next to your little one, cracked open a bed time story and read to them as they fell asleep after a busy day of life.

Then there's a man, wearing a jail jumpsuit, tats from head to toe, reading "Cat in the Hat" to his 3-year-old sitting on his lap. The Anne Arundel County Public Library uses words to unlock a new world at the Ordnance Road Correctional Center in Glen Burnie. 

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Tripp, the author of the American Girl series, spoke to young girls at Broadneck Community Library this week. As she revealed secrets of the doll empire, Tripp encouraged the elementary-aged girls to use their own life as inspiration for creative endeavors.

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Megan Vissari and her two young boys know their way around a library.

They typically go to one of the county’s branches at least once a week and hit the bookshelves first — the Summer Reading Club is a family favorite.

But recently she and her boys, 3 and 5 years old, have been playing more games at the library.

On Wednesday, she and her son Adam, 3, were playing a game that required him to match letters of the alphabet. The activity is one of many at Anne Arundel County Library’s Discovery Docks, which are new and improved education areas for young children.

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Proposed Increase Would Create Largest Ever Materials Budget for Library  

(May 2, 2016 -Annapolis, Md.) As part of his presentation to the Anne Arundel County Council today, County Executive Steve Schuh included a $350,000 increase for the next three years in the Anne Arundel County Public Library’s materials budget. The multi-year increase would bring the library’s budget for books, eBooks, CDs, DVDs and other materials from $3 million to $4 million, the highest ever recorded, by FY 2020.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 22, 2016) – Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) announced today that the Linthicum Community Library will be closed for renovations from May 9-21.  The library’s bookdrop will also be closed and all programs scheduled during that period canceled. The library will reopen on Monday, May 23.

(February 19, 2016–Annapolis, Md.) After inspections from numerous architectural and safety experts, Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) officials today annouced that repairs may soon begin on the roof of the Annapolis Regional Library.  Following the roof work, interior repairs and remediation would start. This process is expected to last through the month of March with possible reopening set for early April.

(December 17, 2015 – Annapolis, Md.) In an effort to enhance communications and build a closer working relationship with county government, the Board of Trustees of the Anne Arundel County Library voted today to change its governance structure.  The trustees adopted bylaw changes at their monthly meeting that will effectively ensure greater county government representation on its governing board.

Local Firm Teams Up with National Library Experts

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (December 7, 2015) -- Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library today annouced the makeup of the architectural team responsible for creating the new Annapolis Regional Library.

WHO:             Colonel Charles McGee, Tuskegee Airman and 30-year Air Force Veteran

WHAT:           The highly decorated Tuskegee pilot will be visiting the library to talk about his life from entering the Tuskegee University to flying in three wars: World War II, Korea and Vietnam. McGee holds the record for the highest number of fighter combat missions of any pilot in the U.S. Air Force history at 409.

Free Event Offers Light Painting Lab, 3D Printer Demos, BattleBots, Squishy Circuits

 

WHO:    Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL)

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Anne Arundel County Community College

Anne Arundel County Police Department

FutureMakers

National Capital Television & Radio Museum

Judy Center

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Wednesday, September 16) —Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) cardholders will soon have more graphic novel titles to chose from thanks to a generous donation from The Small Press Expo (SPX). North America’s premier independent cartooning and comic arts festival, The Small Press Expo donated more than 75 graphic novels, worth nearly $6,000, to the library system as part of their Graphic Novel Gift Program.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 1, 2015) —Beginning September 13, six locations in the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) system will reinstate operating hours from 1 to 5 p.m. each Sunday.
Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) officials today began offering special Android tablets for children featuring high quality, pre-loaded learning apps. As part of a special pilot program, the library is allowing customers to check out the touch-screen devices, called Playaway Launchpads, which compliment the system’s early literacy programs designed to help prepare children for success in reading and school.