What's happening in the library?
Young patrons enjoy Halloween at the library
Young library patrons had a blast at our Halloween Storytime. For more pictures click here.
Readers group to meet at 5:30 during the winter.
Readers, the library's book group , meets from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on the first Thursday of each month. Readers is an "adults only" group that comes together to share thoughts, ideas and opinions on books we have read maybe would like to read. All adults are welcome to come to this informal gathering of book lovers to share in the discussion or perhaps to just listen and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Friends of the Library Book Sale open
The Friends of the Library Book Sale is now open in the basement of the library. Click here for more information.
Children's Craft and Activity Center now in use!
Young patrons as well as their parents and the librarians are excited about the new Children's Craft and Activity Center which was completed the fall. Story Hours and Block Days have met in this newly renovated area.
Bring your toddlers to the library each Thursday at 10 am for a special story time. The children's wing will be reserved just for the little ones and their parents. P.S. Our regular story hour continues every Friday at 11 am except the first Friday which is block-building day!
Library Opens Reading Room for MothersThe Howard County Public Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Anna Lee Downey Burrel Reading Room for Mother. In January 2022 the Howard County Public Library received a memorial donation from the Dessa Jane Burreil family for the purpose of establishin a "Reading Room" in order that mothers would be able to read quietly to their children. Mrs. Burrell had raised her children in the Howard County area and wanted to celebrate the library with the community. A room in the basement of the library has been renovated for this purpose and contains some comfortable chairs, a bookshelf and even a changing table. Click here for more pictures of the room.
Check out our Genealogy Page for links to genealogical resources including the Howard County Genealogical Society.