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 …


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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, …


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 …

Parkville Middle School student wins first place in Baltimore County Public Library’s horror story writing contest

TOWSON, MD—Three Baltimore County Public Schools students swept the “under 21” category of Baltimore County Public Library’s Tales of the Dead Short Horror Story Contest. Polly Sloan, a Grade 7 student at Parkville Middle School, won first place for “The Letters from No One,” about a man receiving mysterious and terrifying letters predicting his imminent death. Second place went to …

Baltimore County Public Library permanently discontinues late fees

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library on Thursday announced that branches would eliminate extended loan fees, or late fees. Extended loan fees have been permanently discontinued and outstanding balances on cardholders’ accounts have been removed. Customers who may not have visited the library recently due to financial obligations or fear of accruing late fines are encouraged to visit their local …

Baltimore County Public Library to reopen branches for public browsing

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Library branches will reopen for limited, in-person browsing later this month. Seventeen branches will open to the public at 30 percent capacity on May 17, while the library’s popular curbside service option will remain in place indefinitely. Extended loan fees will continue to be waived indefinitely. Due to ongoing renovations at the branch, Rosedale will offer …

Sonia Alcántara-Antoine selected as the next director of Baltimore County Public Library

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library Board of Trustees on Friday announced that Sonia Alcántara-Antoine had been selected as the next director of Baltimore County Public Library. Alcántara-Antoine is expected to begin her tenure in February 2021 and will be the fifth director in the library’s 72-year history. Selected after a nationwide search, she replaces Paula J. Miller who retired …