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In the News

Baltimore Sun - by

Mary Poppins celebration at Maryland City at Russett Community Library, Saturday December 29, 2018.

Capital Gazette - by

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to get healthier, learn more or do more, it’s possible to make a change without breaking the bank. You don’t need a pricey gym membership to get fit, nor do you need to shop at an expensive health food store to fill your fridge with nutritious snacks. Here are four ways to stick to your goals on a budget:

(You can also give up after a few weeks and break out the ice cream and TV marathon, we won’t judge.)

Read and learn more

Maybe this is the year you finally learn how to sail. Or maybe entomology is your passion, and this is the year you finally learn about the invasive spotted lanternfly.

The public library has sources for you — free sources. There are 16 branches in the county.

The library even has some titles that can help you start off 2019 right. Anne Arundel County Public Library spokeswoman Christine Feldmann suggested picking up a copy of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo.

“This book not only gives you tips on how to declutter, it gets to the heart of why we let our homes get out of control,” Feldmann said.

She also has her eye on “The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life” by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi.

“We all need help with stress reduction and staying healthy. Dr. Chopra has a unique way of connecting all the dots to help readers understand the bigger picture,” Feldmann said.

The library also offers a number of educational programs, including an upcoming “lunch and learn” at the Mountain Road branch called “Financial Boot Camp for New Parents.”

For Marylanders ages 60 and older, credit courses and noncredit courses at Anne Arundel Community College (or any other community college) are tuition-free, though you’ll still need to pay some fees.


Bay Weekly - by

The holidays came a little early this year for some 45,000 Anne Arundel County Public Library patrons. With the generosity of a converted Ebenezer Scrooge, all overdue fines accumulated between September 24 and December 14 have been waived. 

      “We are happy to offer this gesture of goodwill to our customers who patiently stood by us during our recent cyber attack,” said Library CEO Hampton ‘Skip’ Auld.

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Library Launches Fishing Pole Loaner Program

(April 6, 2017 -Annapolis, MD) Just in time for summer, anglers are invited to tackle fishing skills on the Chesapeake Bay with poles that can be checked out like library books.     


Brian Zagalsky of Annapolis Middle School Wins $500 Prize

(March 13, 2017 Annapolis, Md.) Officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) announced today the inaugural winner of the Local History Project contest. Brian Zagalsky, an eighth grader at Annapolis Middle School, received the honor for his project on the history of rockfish in our area. He received a $500 prize.


Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) officials today announced an updated timeline for construction of the new Annapolis Regional Library. Demolition of the current facility will take place in March 2018 with the new building expecting to be open in late 2019. 


Families and history lovers are invited to learn more about the County’s namesake at a special free public screening of new a 30-minute documentary featuring the life of Lady Anne Arundel.