If the traffic on Route 50 is any indication, residents are traveling again. Whether you are driving “down the ocean” or traveling to the far reaches of Antarctica, the Anne Arundel County Public Library can help make your much anticipated vacation even more fun.
Between 1865 and 1950, 4,000 Black Americans were victims of racial terror and violence in the form of racial lynchings. Of the approximated 40 victims of whom were Marylanders, five were from Anne Arundel County. On June 15 of this year, Connecting the Dots Anne Arundel County in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative hosted Remembrance and Reconciliation, an event devoted to the rededication of the historical marker of the lynchings that occurred in Anne Arundel County.
Imagine having to wait outside for other patrons to leave a library before you could enter. Or being one of hundreds of children turned away each year because your library’s meeting room was limited to fifteen.
Visitors to the 2,800-square-foot North East branch, which served 26,000 people, faced these challenges for years. The space was that small.