Vision to Learn returns to Baltimore County Public Library to offers free eye exams for kids

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library has announced that it will once again be offering free eye exams for children 17 years and younger, and providing glasses if needed, as part of an effort to improve the academic success of students in need. The initiative, which is a collaboration with Vision To Learn, a nonprofit organization that provides vision services […]

Baltimore County government offices, facilities closed for Memorial Day holiday on May 27

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed, parking meters free, and CountyRide vans and the Towson Loop will not operate on the holiday. Additionally, trash, single stream recyclables and yard […]

Baltimore County Public Library gears up for 2024 Summer Reading Challenge

TOWSON, MD—This summer, adventure begins at Baltimore County Public Library! The annual Summer Reading Challenge runs Saturday, June 1, through Saturday, August 31. With the theme of “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” this program encourages exploration of the world through books, engaging activities and prizes. There are two ways children can participate; either by tracking via the Beanstack app or […]

Baltimore County announces plans for new BCPL branch, rec center at 90,000 square-foot shared site

RANDALLSTOWN, MD—Baltimore County officials have announced that the County plans to acquire a 90,000 square-foot property for a shared 21st-century facility that will house a new, expanded Randallstown branch of the Baltimore County Public Library and a brand-new Department of Recreation and Parks center. The new building will be able to house multiple services under one roof, which will increase […]

Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library announces 2024 BIG Give campaign, partnership with local breweries

BALTIMORE, MD—The Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library is hosting its annual BIG Give campaign from May 1 through June 30, 2024, soliciting donations to support vital library programs and services. One hundred percent of funds donated will go directly toward the causes, eliminating salaries, overhead, and other fancy fundraising event expenses. The funds raised will help the library improve […]

Olszewski releases $5 billion FY2025 budget providing education funding and investments in recreation and parks, public safety

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday submitted a $5 billion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2025 that provides billions for public education, historic investments in recreation and parks, and continued funding for key priorities that will move Baltimore County forward, including public safety, housing and community development, sustainability, public works and transportation, libraries, and beyond. “Building a better […]

Baltimore County Public Library to celebrate National Library Week

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Library joins libraries across the country in celebrating National Library Week, which runs Sunday, April 7, through Saturday, April 13. National Library Week is a time to shine a light on the important role that libraries play in society and to encourage people to take advantage of the resources that libraries provide. This year’s American Library […]

Baltimore County Public Library to feature giveaways, activities over spring break

TOWSON, MD—With spring break just around the corner, Baltimore County Public Library encourages families to Be All In, visiting one of the 18 open branches between March 23 and April 1. Along with BCPL’s large collection of books, CDs, DVDs, video games and Library of Things items, branches are also offering a range of free programs and hands-on activities. Plus, […]