Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

January 21, 2007

Families needing housing sought

Harford Habitat for Humanity is seeking low-income families who need Habitat homes.

The program is designed for families who need housing and have low to moderate income, a willingness to partner and have lived in the county for at least a year.

Interested families can call Habitat for Humanity at 410-638-4434.

1,800 register for reading program

The Harford County Public Library has begun its winter reading program, "Books Add Color," with nearly 1,800 adults and high school students signing up, 30 percent more than in 2006.

The nine-week program, which ends March 3, includes programs and activities to celebrate the joy of reading. Participants can register at any of the library's 11 branches and receive a Books Add Color pen.

To complete the program, adults read or listen to five or more books. High school students read at least three books, which can be of their choosing or required school reading.

When a completed reading log is returned to the library the participant will receive a Books Add Color book journal and a chance to win a gift basket. Information: 410-638-3151.

Library receives $10,000 donation

The Harford County Public Library has received a $10,000 donation from the Harford County Public Library Foundation that will be used to help fund an interior renovation project at the Edgewood branch that is scheduled to start in early March.

The project will include furniture and carpet upgrades, and a redesign of the customer information area.

The branch will close March 6 and reopen March 19. While the branch is closed, the drive-through window will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for returns and picking up books on hold.

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