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Baltimore County Public Library to offer social worker services beginning in October

TOWSON, MD—Many Baltimore County Public Library branches will offer a new service beginning next month.

As of October 1, the library will have a social worker on premises.  This new team member will aim to build relationships with those most vulnerable in Baltimore County and connect them with important resources.

A social worker will be available to provide free, one-on-one advising and guidance for decision making, as well as to connect customers with resources and referrals.

Get answers to questions and find resources for a variety of topics, including:

  • Access to public assistance, including:
    • Childcare subsidy
    • Financial
    • Food stamps
    • Medical
  • Domestic violence
  • Grief and loss support
  • LGBTQIA+ support
  • Mental health
  • Parenting resources
  • Senior resources
  • Substance abuse
  • Youth services

To schedule a meeting, contact the social worker during library hours by calling 443-862-9348 or emailing socialworker@bcpl.net.

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Important Note: If you are experiencing a crisis or mental health emergency, do not wait to hear back from the social worker. Call 911 or the 24/7 Baltimore County Crisis Response line at 410-931-2214.

In-person meetings are offered on a first-come, first-served basis at the following branches and times:

Baltimore County Public Library Social Worker Schedule

Photo by Iñaki del Olmo on Unsplash

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