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Summer starting to drag? Here is some new fun with a bit of learning to the rescue. Kids can now check out special tablets with educational apps from all Anne Arundel County Public Libraries. The libraries are also now offering Rosetta Stone Library Solution so both parents and kids can start to learn a new language.

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Nothing is set in stone yet. But, if things go according to plan, the community will have gained a major asset: a handsome new building to replace the current Annapolis Regional Library on West Street.

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The public got its first look at plans for the new Annapolis Regional Library on Tuesday night.

Architects and planners laid out the exterior design and interior detail for the $24 million project, which would replace the current library at 1410 West St.

But none of it is set in stone.

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Crofton Community Library's pollinator garden, built and maintained by the Crofton Village Garden Club, won first place in landscape design from the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland this spring.

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On a warm Thursday night in May, 13 men gathered at the Severna Park Library to discuss one of history’s most atrocious and forgotten events: the Armenian Genocide. Over plates of baklava, a dessert often associated with Armenian culture, the men discussed the events that unfolded in the early 1900s and pondered why such things occurred — and whether they could again. The dialogue over the course of one hour was riveting, insightful and well-mannered, all trademarks of the Severna Park Library’s Guys Book Club.

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EASTON — Barbara Lane, chair of the Talbot County Free Library’s Board of Trustees, announced Tuesday, April 26, that Dana Newman was chosen by the board to serve as the library’s new director. Newman is replacing Robert Horvath, who retired in October.

Newman currently serves as the chief of public services and branch management for the Anne Arundel County Library system. In that capacity, she oversees the operations of 15 branch libraries as well as the library’s public service departments, according to a news release from the library.

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Adam Mazurek, the longtime branch manager of the Linthicum Community Library, will retire in May after a 40-year career in the Anne Arundel County Public Library System.

"I've been really lucky to have been with the library system for this long," Mazurek said. "It's enabled me to have a family and raise kids. I'm going to miss it."

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The Annapolis Regional Library could reopen April 12, some 10 weeks after it closed because of serious roof leaks following January's record snowstorm.

Two crews were working on the interior of the 50-year-old building on West Street last week, replacing scores of ceiling tiles and drywall damaged when leaks appeared after county crews shoveled 29 inches of snow from the roof.

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Brian Zagalsky of Annapolis Middle School Wins $500 Prize

(March 13, 2017 Annapolis, Md.) Officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) announced today the inaugural winner of the Local History Project contest. Brian Zagalsky, an eighth grader at Annapolis Middle School, received the honor for his project on the history of rockfish in our area. He received a $500 prize.

A joint project of the Anne Arundel County Public Library, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Anne Arundel Trust for Preservation and the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society (AACHS), the competition was created to encourage students to discover our county’s rich historical resources. The contest was part of the larger National History Day program.   

Brian Zagalsky displays his winning exhibit on rockfish

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Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today annouced that the Anne Arundel County Council has approved proposed increases in funding for the library system.

  (June 6, 2016 -Annapolis, Md.) Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library  (AACPL) today opened registration for this year’s Summer Reading Club. The program includes an exciting lineup of performers, concerts and activities from late June until August 13 and features great prizes and even free books!

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 23, 2016) – Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) announced today that the Severn Community Library will be closed for maintenance on Saturday, June 4.

The library’s bookdrop will remain open during the closure and customers are encouraged to visit the nearby Odenton Regional Library at 1325 Annapolis Rd., or the Maryland City at Russett Community Library at 3501 Russett Common.

June 7 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Annapolis High School.

The architectural team from Wheeler Goodman Masek Architecture, as well as county and library officials, will share the initial site plans for the new Annapolis Library. After the 45-minute presentation, a question-and-answer session will follow. Sign language and Spanish-language interpreter services will be available.

The current Annapolis Regional Library is expected to close in Summer 2017 with the new facility scheduled to open in early 2019. We look forward to providing the residents of Anne Arundel County with a modern library that serves the needs of everyone in our community.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 22, 2016) – Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) announced today that the Linthicum Community Library will be closed for renovations from May 9-21.  The library’s bookdrop will also be closed and all programs scheduled during that period canceled. The library will reopen on Monday, May 23.

(March 9, 2016–Annapolis, Md.) Officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation today annouced that tickets are now on sale for the annual For the Love of the Library fundraiser. This year’s event will be held at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library. The festive gathering is set for April 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 269 Hillsmere Drive.

(February 19, 2016–Annapolis, Md.) After inspections from numerous architectural and safety experts, Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) officials today annouced that repairs may soon begin on the roof of the Annapolis Regional Library.  Following the roof work, interior repairs and remediation would start. This process is expected to last through the month of March with possible reopening set for early April.

(February 4, 2016–Annapolis, Md.) Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) officials, along with administrators from the county’s public school system today unveiled a new library card especially for educators. At an event at Mills-Parole Elementary School in Annapolis, teachers Sandra Orvec and Brittany Stone were among the first to take advantage of this new program.

(December 17, 2015 – Annapolis, Md.) In an effort to enhance communications and build a closer working relationship with county government, the Board of Trustees of the Anne Arundel County Library voted today to change its governance structure.  The trustees adopted bylaw changes at their monthly meeting that will effectively ensure greater county government representation on its governing board.

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