Throwback Thursday: National Library Week Edition!
Young Lindsey celebrates Silly Hat Day during National Library Week at the Crofton Library in 1993 with a fuzzy friend in tow.
Assuming Lindsey is about 2-years-old in this picture, she’d be around 23 now!
(Via our library flikr)

Throwback Thursday: National Library Week Edition!

Young Lindsey celebrates Silly Hat Day during National Library Week at the Crofton Library in 1993 with a fuzzy friend in tow.

Assuming Lindsey is about 2-years-old in this picture, she’d be around 23 now!

(Via our library flikr)

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What We’re Reading Wednesday
Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando is a story about that last summer at home before you go to college. EB is a New Jersey girl excited to move to California while Lauren is a native San Francisco-ite excited to finally have some space to herself. These girls are randomly assigned to be roommates and forge a virtual friendship. They help each other deal with new loves and the trials and tribulations of moving away from their homes and families.
You’ll love this book if you’re getting ready to move out, or are just feeling a little nostalgic for that last summer at home.
Place a hold today!

What We’re Reading Wednesday

Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando is a story about that last summer at home before you go to college. EB is a New Jersey girl excited to move to California while Lauren is a native San Francisco-ite excited to finally have some space to herself. These girls are randomly assigned to be roommates and forge a virtual friendship. They help each other deal with new loves and the trials and tribulations of moving away from their homes and families.

You’ll love this book if you’re getting ready to move out, or are just feeling a little nostalgic for that last summer at home.

Place a hold today!

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Destiny G., 11

Corrine S., 11

Christine L., 12th Grade

Anna H., 12

Bridget B., 14

Camille W., 11

Angelina W., 12

Becca W., 10

Abena A., 11

Abbey B., 12

Part 3 of 3!

National Library Week is here, and that means it’s finally time to share the entries for the 2014 Teen Cover Art Contest!

We had 30 great submissions this year, with a theme of “Back to the Books.”

The judges (PR and Virtual Services staff at the Library) will be deliberating this week to choose our first and second place winners. The first place winner will grace the cover of the Fall issue of Library Happenings, and win an 8”Coby Tablet computer. The second place winner will receive a gift card to Art Things, Inc. in West Annapolis.

Thanks to all of our amazing young artists for their entries! The winner will be announced this Friday…who will it be?

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Joanna B., 16

Jason O., 12

Javinz N., 16

James R., 10

Frederick D., 12

Kyra M., 17

Emily Y., 11

Edwin R., 15

Ella Rose R., 11

Lindsay P., 15

Part 2 of 3!

National Library Week is here, and that means it’s finally time to share the entries for the 2014 Teen Cover Art Contest!

We had 30 great submissions this year, with a theme of “Back to the Books.”

The judges (PR and Virtual Services staff at the Library) will be deliberating this week to choose our first and second place winners. The first place winner will grace the cover of the Fall issue of Library Happenings, and win an 8”Coby Tablet computer. The second place winner will receive a gift card to Art Things, Inc. in West Annapolis.

Presented in no particular order, here are 10 more of our amazing entries.

We don’t know HOW the judges are going to decide the winner when there’s so much great creativity flowing around here. Last batch to come soon…

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Serenity R., 16

Zoe B., 12

Marissa F., 12th Grade

Rachel M., 16

Paris S., 12

Mindy B., 12th Grade

Samantha C., 11

Marguerite F.

Madison C., 11

Sarah Renee U., 16

Part 1 of 3!

National Library Week is here, and that means it’s finally time to share the entries for the 2014 Teen Cover Art Contest!

We had 30 great submissions this year, with a theme of “Back to the Books.”

The judges (PR and Virtual Services staff at the Library) will be deliberating this week to choose our first and second place winners. The first place winner will grace the cover of the Fall issue of Library Happenings, and win an 8” Coby Tablet computer. The second place winner will receive a gift card to Art Things, Inc. in West Annapolis.

Presented in no particular order….the first 10 of our 30 fantastic entries! Stay tuned for more…

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Happy National Library Week, friends! You rock. Via the wonderful Emily Lloyd at Shelf Check.

National Library Week is back, and with it, our favorite GIF of all time. Yes, we love this even more than all the Cumberbatchian or Hiddlestonian goodness you can throw at us (though you are welcome to test that assertion).
Rock on, friends & colleagues!

It’s National (Rock & Roll) Library Week!
What did you do last time you were in one of our branches?

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Happy National Library Week, friends! You rock. Via the wonderful Emily Lloyd at Shelf Check.

National Library Week is back, and with it, our favorite GIF of all time. Yes, we love this even more than all the Cumberbatchian or Hiddlestonian goodness you can throw at us (though you are welcome to test that assertion).

Rock on, friends & colleagues!

It’s National (Rock & Roll) Library Week!

What did you do last time you were in one of our branches?

(via runjuliet)

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Summer Reading Club t-shirts have arrived at library headquarters. For our fashion conscious followers, heads up - this summer, GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK!

Summer Reading Club t-shirts have arrived at library headquarters. For our fashion conscious followers, heads up - this summer, GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK!

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See how many of these banned or challenged books (some might call them classics) you’ve read!
This librarian scored a 42 of 93…looks like I need to hit the banned books!
http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariannarebolini/how-scandalous-is-your-reading-history

See how many of these banned or challenged books (some might call them classics) you’ve read!

This librarian scored a 42 of 93…looks like I need to hit the banned books!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariannarebolini/how-scandalous-is-your-reading-history

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Happy Caturday!

Happy Caturday!

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IT’S BOOK SALE DAY!!!!
Join us at any of our 15 branches from 10-4pm to pick up some of your faves- one of these green library tote bags filled with as many sale items as you can fit is only $7 plus tax ($5 if you already have the bag!)

IT’S BOOK SALE DAY!!!!

Join us at any of our 15 branches from 10-4pm to pick up some of your faves- one of these green library tote bags filled with as many sale items as you can fit is only $7 plus tax ($5 if you already have the bag!)

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