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 […]

Baltimore County Public Library searching for new Board of Trustees member

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library is now accepting applications for Board of Library Trustees members. The application deadline is Friday, March 15. Interested candidates must be a Baltimore County resident, have an interest in the library, stay up to date on current library trends, work well with a team and communicate effectively. If selected, trustee members must attend board […]

CPR kits now available at all Baltimore County Public Library branches thanks to Ravens donation

TOWSON, MD—Thanks to a donation from the Baltimore Ravens, the Baltimore County Public Library’s “Library of Things” is expanding. The Ravens this week donated American Heart Association CPR Kits to all BCPL branches.  This is the result of an ongoing partnership between the Baltimore County Fire Department and BCPL to provide CPR training and resources in the community. Baltimore County […]

Baltimore County Public Library: Claudia Cruz joins Board of Library Trustees

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library on Tuesday announced its new Board of Library Trustees member, Claudia Cruz. Appointed by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski in July, Cruz will sit on the board through 2028. She was welcomed at her first Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, September 19. Cruz currently co-owns Bravo Builders LLC and previously worked as a […]

Baltimore County Public Library names new philanthropy, partnerships director

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library has announced the hire of Ann Beegle as Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships to oversee the fundraising strategy for Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library. The nonprofit provides resources to help support library initiatives, including digital equity, Summer Reading Challenge, bookmobiles, Storyville, building improvements and more. In her new role, Beegle will establish a […]

Vision to Learn returns to Baltimore County Public Library to provide free eye exams to children

Towson, MD) – Baltimore County Public Library this week announced the return of Vision To Learn. The nonprofit dedicated to providing free eye exams and, if needed, glasses to children visits 15 of our branches over the summer months. Studies have consistently shown that clear vision is directly linked to a child’s ability to learn effectively. Unfortunately, many children in […]

Baltimore County Public Library CEO Sonia Alcantara-Antoine selected as The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women recipient

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library this week announced that its CEO, Sonia Alcántara-Antoine, has been selected as one of The Daily Record‘s Top 100 Women for 2023. The honor recognizes women in Maryland who have demonstrated professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring. Alcántara-Antoine took the helm in 2021 and has been instrumental in expanding the library’s services and programs […]