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The Severn Community Library on Annapolis Road will hold a grand re-opening celebration on March 20 to showcase the completion of the first two phases of a $1.1 million facelift.

The branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library has occupied center stage in the Severn community since it opened in 1986. The 11,500 square foot space has housed many programs and resources as needed by the local population. The library will open March 13 with the event celebrated a week later. There is a Discovery Dock Children’s Area and Individual Study Space for the younger library patrons. This branch also serves as a collection point for military resources as well as various community outreach programs.

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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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Additional $150K in New eBooks, eAudiobooks to be Available Soon   

Annapolis, Md., (March 18, 2020) – In an attempt to help frazzled parents, bored kids and other stressed out customers, officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today announced a series of special virtual programs and additional resources being offering over the next two weeks.  


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.