Health, Sci-Tech

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

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced plans for additional dates for distribution of rapid at-home COVID-19 tests for residents. To date, local officials have already provided thousands of at-home tests directly to residents amid the omicron variant spike. Information on Baltimore County’s distribution schedule for the week of January 17, 2021 is below: Date Time Location Type …


Business, Family, Weather

Baltimore County Public Library branches to close at 4 p.m. on Monday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closing early on Monday. Due to low staffing levels at multiple locations combined with inclement weather conditions, all library branches will close at 4 p.m. on January 3rd. In addition, the Storyville at the Rosedale branch is closed on Monday. Officials say branches are expected to open at 9 …


Baltimore County Public Library branches to distribute free COVID-19 test kits this weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library will be distributing free COVID-19 tests kits this weekend. The test kits will be available at all branches beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 11th. The kits are free of charge and will be limited to one per person. Officials say inventory is limited and will be distributed while supplies last. A list …

Community Shred Day events to be held at Loch Raven, Rosedale libraries

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library will be holding Community Shred Day events later this month. These outdoors events will be for personal/residential use only and will be held on the following dates: Saturday, August 21 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Loch Raven Branch 1046 Taylor Avenue Saturday, August 28 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Rosedale Branch 6105 Kenwood Avenue …

Baltimore County Public Library to provide free eye exams, glasses for kids through partnership with Vision to Learn

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library has announced a partnership with Vision to Learn, an organization that provides free eye exams and glasses to kids in low-income communities. Vision to Learn serves children in 13 states and more than 400 cities, from Honolulu to Baltimore. During the month of August, Vision To Learn’s mobile clinic will visit eight BCPL branches.  …

Storyville to reopen at Rosedale library this month

ROSEDALE, MD—Storyville is back! The Baltimore County Public Library on Friday announced that Storyville at the Rosedale branch will reopen on Monday, July 19 with new hours, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Both play-and-learn centers will operate at 50% capacity for a total of 30 children and adults at one time. Due to the …

Burglar arrested inside Rosedale home, Rosedale Library burglarized

ROSEDALE, MD—Two suspects are in police custody following a pair of burglaries in the Rosedale area. At just before 2:45 a.m. on Friday, May 7, officers responded to an alarm at the Rosedale Library, located in the 8200-block of Old Philadelphia Road (21237). Upon arrival, officers found that a window had been smashed and saw a suspect exiting the building. …

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 …