Events, Family

Baltimore County Public Library again partners with Vision To Learn to provide children with free glasses

TOWSON, MD—In an effort to supply children in low-income households with glasses for the coming school year, Baltimore County Public Library is once again partnering with the nonprofit Vision To Learn, which will visit 12 of our branches over the summer months. Children who step aboard the organization’s mobile vision clinic will receive free eye exams and if needed, new …


Business, Events, Politics

Olszewski announces Baltimore County closures for Juneteenth

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced that Baltimore County government offices, District and Circuit Courts, Baltimore County Public Library, CountyRide van service, and County COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics will be closed on Monday, June 20 in recognition of Juneteenth. In 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing June 19th as a federal holiday. …


Baltimore County Public Library kicks off 2022 Summer Reading Challenge, announces summer meal program

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library has announced the launch of the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities” and the challenge will run from June 21 to August 28, with a kickoff party on Saturday, June 18th. Families are invited to join the event from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the North Point Branch, …

Olszewski announces historic funding for summer SNAP program

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced record funding for Summer SNAP for Children, a program helping low-income families put food on the table for school-age children during the summer months when they don’t have access to school breakfast and lunch. As a result of nearly $2.8 million in contributions from the State and County, the program will …

Baltimore County Public Library announces new digital literacy program

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library is launching a new Northstar Digital Literacy program. The free, online, self-paced program teaches participants basic computer skills and the online tools needed for success in daily life, employment, and education. Areas of learning include essential computer skills, essential software skills (Microsoft Office), and how to use technology in daily life including job search …

Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library launches ‘Big Give’ campaign to raise funds for BCPL

TOWSON, MD—The Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library will be hosting a day of giving on Wednesday, May 18 to raise additional funds for vital projects for the 21st-century library. Donations can be made online to support Baltimore County Public Library initiatives including Social Worker in the Library, Summer Reading Challenge, STREAM bookmobile for youth, Storyville, and building improvements. Anyone …

Baltimore County announces additional dates for rapid at-home COVID test distribution

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County officials have announced additional dates for the distribution of rapid at-home COVID-19 tests for residents. Information on the county’s distribution schedule for the week of January 24, 2021 is below: Date Time Location Type Monday, 1/24/22 1 p.m. until supplies last Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) – Catonsville, 800 S Rolling Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228 Drive …

Baltimore County Public Library to distribute COVID-19 rapid tests this weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library will distribute Flowflex COVID-19 rapid tests at all branches this weekend. The distribution schedule is as follows: Friday, January 21, 2022, at the Pikesville Branch ONLY beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022, at all other branches beginning at 9 a.m. Two boxes (one test per box) will be distributed per person while …