Been to the library lately? This would be a good time to visit -- and celebrate National Library Week.
Some library systems have events planned for the occasion, and Baltimore County's 15 branches will offer free refreshments to patrons from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow.
The county library system and schools also are expected to announce a major campaign to encourage children to get library cards, and the library will unveil a CD-ROM it developed to teach children about public libraries. The CD-ROM will be distributed this week to all Maryland libraries and elementary schools.
In Baltimore, Ashley Bryan, author, illustrator and storyteller, will perform at the Central Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St., at 2 p.m. Saturday. He is the author of "Beat the Story Drum," "Pum Pum" and "Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry," He has performed for schoolchildren across the country.
Information on other Pratt National Library Week activities: 410-396-5494.
Carroll County's Westminster branch is sponsoring a poster contest for middle school pupils, who were asked to base their illustration on a favorite book. Winning posters will be selected Wednesday and put on display through May at the library.
The Taneytown branch will feature displays that tie in to the theme of National Library Week, "Kids Connect to the Library," with material on using the Internet at the library and librarians' book selections for young readers.
Howard County libraries are offering at least 17 computer-orientation classes including accessing the Internet and using a computerized catalog. As part of the "Connect at the Library" theme, patrons can register for classes at one of the county's five branch libraries. Information: 410-313- 7800.
In Anne Arundel, the Broadneck branch is offering "Tips and Tricks for Using the Computer" for patrons age 10 and older. Call for personal lessons: 410-222-1905.
Pub Date: 4/19/98