The Severn Library will be closed Saturday, February 1 through Friday, February 21 to complete renovation. Severn will reopen February 22.


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Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced Wednesday the new library on West Street in Annapolis would be named after late Maryland Speaker Mike Busch.

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Anne Arundel County will start the new year off with a special gift.

Customers with fines from late returned children's books are getting a break. This will wash away $750,000 in current fines.

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. George Arlotto made the announcement today. 

"So, every child in Anne Arundel County can checkout a book now from the library and going forward we're no longer going to charge fines for kids or parents who are passing out children's books," said Pittman.

This amnesty effects 33,000 customers who have fines from the library.

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Anne Arundel County Public Library users received late Christmas presents on Monday as library officials announced they are forgiving past overdue fines for children’s and teen materials and halting any such fines in the future.

The move waived $750,637 in old fines, relieving 33,000 library customers of that burden, about $22 each on average.

AdvertisementLibrary officials were clear this is no free ride. Though fines won’t be charged on children and teen materials the items must be returned to the library or replacement costs will be charged after 30 days. Damaged materials will also bring replacement charges.

“Removing these fines — while still requiring the items be returned — will allow more people to enjoy our materials for education, enrichment and inspiration,” Library CEO Skip Auld said before an audience of Park Elementary pre-schoolers at a ceremony at the Brooklyn Park Library.

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System Forgives More than $754,000 in Old Fines and Fees

Annapolis, Md., (January 6, 2020) -- Officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today announced that all children and teen books, movies and music are now fine free. Additionally, the library also waived $754,637 in old fines and fees for customers under 18 and outstanding late charges on children and teen materials for adult accounts. More than 33,000 people received the New Year's surprise saving on average $22. 


Social Worker now available at Edgewater Library 

Annapolis, Md., (October 28, 2019) Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) officials today announced a new partnership with the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services. Based on the successful program already in place at the Brooklyn Park Library, a licensed social worker will now also be available to meet with individuals and families at the Edgewater Library. 


Total Represents 36% Increase over Last Year

Annapolis, Md., (April 24, 2019) Officials with the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation today announced their sixth annual For the Love of the Library event raised $88,173 – a 36% increase over last year's total. The money raised will fund enhancements at all 16 branches.


Fines Incurred January 4 – End of Shutdown Eligible

(January 11, 2019–Annapolis, Md.)In an effort to lighten the burden felt by many county residents, Anne Arundel County Public Library officials today announced that the library will waive fines incurred between January 4, 2019 through the end of the government shutdown for federal government employees, contractors and their families. 


Annapolis, Md., (December 14, 2018) The holidays came a little early this year for some 45,000 Anne Arundel County Public Library customers with an announcement that all overdue fines incurred between September 24-December 14 have been waived.