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The Glen Burnie Regional Library offered visitors an in-person glimpse into more than 20 cultures Aug. 11 during its Travel the World Multicultural Festival.

“A huge, huge thing now for the library now is diversity - they’re really trying to focus on it,” said librarian Loralei Bidwell, who manned the Mexico table.

A parade kicked off the event, passports were distributed, and visitors could collect stamps from each table along their journey.

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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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Tablets Funded in Part by Library Foundation Event

(July 14, 2016–Annapolis, Md.) Officials with the Anne Arundel County Public Library today announced that the library’s youngest customers can now enjoy new Playaway Launchpads at all branches. Only previously available as part of a pilot program at three libraries, these special Android tablets for children feature high quality, pre-loaded learning apps.


Annapolitan Donald Roland to Lead Group, Glen Burnie Resident Joins Board

       (June 24, 2016 -Annapolis, Md.) The Anne Arundel County Public Library Board of Trustees recently elected its FY 2017 executive committee and approved a new member at its June meeting. The slate of officers include:


Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today annouced that the Anne Arundel County Council has approved proposed increases in funding for the library system.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 23, 2016) – Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) announced today that the Severn Community Library will be closed for maintenance on Saturday, June 4.

The library’s bookdrop will remain open during the closure and customers are encouraged to visit the nearby Odenton Regional Library at 1325 Annapolis Rd., or the Maryland City at Russett Community Library at 3501 Russett Common.


June 7 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Annapolis High School.

The architectural team from Wheeler Goodman Masek Architecture, as well as county and library officials, will share the initial site plans for the new Annapolis Library. After the 45-minute presentation, a question-and-answer session will follow. Sign language and Spanish-language interpreter services will be available.

The current Annapolis Regional Library is expected to close in Summer 2017 with the new facility scheduled to open in early 2019. We look forward to providing the residents of Anne Arundel County with a modern library that serves the needs of everyone in our community.