Discoveries: The Library at the Mall

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Directions

Located near the Crate & Barrel court in Westfield Annapolis Mall.

Parking

The most accessible parking when visiting Discoveries is the Green Parking Deck between Crate & Barrel and Macy’s. Follow the ramp to the parking deck and make a right. Continue straight to the parking spots near the AACPL blue library book drop. There is a set of double glass doors which will take you to the escalator and elevator.  Arrive on the first floor and turn right, Discoveries will be at the corner across from Crate and Barrel. 

Public Transit

  • City of Annapolis Bus: Red, Green, Brown, and Purple
  • Anne Arundel County Bus: Annapolis Connector AA-Gold Edgewater, AA-Gold College Parkway, and Yellow

Technology

Discoveries: the Library at the Mall offers laptops with Microsoft Office to check out for use inside the Library.

Wifi service is available inside and outside of the library.

Wireless printingcopying, and scanning are available.

Please call or email for more information about technology at this location.

Career Opportunities

There are currently no open positions. Please check back later for updates.

Hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm 
Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm 
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm (Sept - May)

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 0 – 5)" group.

Storytime at the Big Bean Coffee Shop

9:30am - 10:00am
Discoveries: the Library at the Mall
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Discoveries: the Library at the Mall
Room (Leave blank if you don't need to reserve a space): Discoveries - Off Site
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 0 – 5)
Program Type: Kindergarten Readiness, Storytimes, Special Events
Event Details:
Join us for a storytime in the sunshine at Big Bean Coffee House in Annapolis. Complimentary treats for our young friends who come to enjoy stories, songs, and fun!  We recommend bringing what your family requires to be comfortable outside. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Circle

6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Library Branch: Discoveries: the Library at the Mall
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Learning, History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Join us each month for a tour of a different library genealogy resource. Afterwards, bring your genealogy questions to share with the group and brainstorm ways to break down that brick wall! ...
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 0 – 5)" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Discoveries: the Library at the Mall
Library Branch: Discoveries: the Library at the Mall
Room (Leave blank if you don't need to reserve a space): Discoveries - Programming Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 0 – 5)
Program Type: Kindergarten Readiness, Storytimes
Event Details:
Children ages three to five (with caring adult) build the early literacy skills needed for school readiness through engaging books, songs and activities. Los niños de tres a cinco años (con un adulto que los cuida) desarrollan las habilidades de a...
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 0 – 5)" group.

Music & Me at Discoveries

10:30am - 11:00am
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Library Branch: Discoveries: the Library at the Mall
Room (Leave blank if you don't need to reserve a space): Discoveries - Programming Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 0 – 5)
Program Type: Kindergarten Readiness, Storytimes, Performing Arts & Music, Special Events
Event Details:
Sing, chant, play instruments and dance while exploring the sounds, rhythms and patterns that make up our language. Children will have the opportunity to see and touch a special instrument at the end! Taught by an experienced Early Childhood Mus...
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 0 – 5)" group.

Music & Me at Discoveries

11:30am - 12:00pm
Discoveries: the Library at the Mall
Library Branch: Discoveries: the Library at the Mall
Room (Leave blank if you don't need to reserve a space): Discoveries - Programming Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 0 – 5)
Program Type: Kindergarten Readiness, Storytimes, Performing Arts & Music, Special Events
Event Details:
Sing, chant, play instruments and dance while exploring the sounds, rhythms and patterns that make up our language. Children will have the opportunity to see and touch a special instrument at the end! Taught by an experienced Early Childhood Mus...
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 0 – 5)" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Discoveries: the Library at the Mall
Library Branch: Discoveries: the Library at the Mall
Room (Leave blank if you don't need to reserve a space): Discoveries - Programming Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 0 – 5)
Program Type: Kindergarten Readiness, Storytimes
Event Details:
Families with young children enjoy a variety of stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building early literacy skills. Las familias con niños pequeños disfrutan de una variedad de historias, canciones, rimas y actividades de movimien...
AACPL Latino Outreach - ALO

Anne Arundel County Public Library Latino Outreach (ALO) tiene como objetivo promover los servicios que la Biblioteca ofrece a las comunidades Latina e Hispana, reconocer la importancia de las culturas Latina e Hispana y celebrar la diversidad en nuestro condado.

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Discoveries FAQs

Yes! Discoveries: the Library at the Mall opened inside the Westfield Annapolis Mall in 2018 in what is now Blank Slate. In 2020, Discoveries officially became the 16th branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library. We are now open in our larger beautiful space across from Crate and Barrell courtyard. 

Our collection is curated to bring you the most recent titles in books, DVDs, magazines, and audiobooks. 

No, you can return to any AACPL branch. We do offer two book returns. One immediately in our hallway and the other on the Green Parking deck. When we are closed, our book returns are always available. 

Discoveries does not have public restrooms available. There are two readily available nearby. One, near Stoney River and the other in the hallway before Auntie Anne's Pretzels.

The most accessible parking when visiting Discoveries is the Green Parking Deck between Crate & Barrel and Macy’s. Follow the ramp to the parking deck and make a right. Continue straight to the parking spots near the AACPL blue library book drop. There is a set of double glass doors which will take you to the escalator and elevator.  Arrive on the first floor and turn right, Discoveries will be at the corner across from Crate and Barrel. 

Nothing! Enjoy our space to read, study, have an online meeting, eat, play, attend one of our events, meet up with friends or make new ones. 

Yes, we have laptops that are available to check out with your AACPL library card to use inside the branch.