Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

June 17, 2007

Road trip opens reading program

Harford County Public Library will kick off its Summer Reading Program, Reading Road Trip, with opening activities and registration tomorrow at three locations.

Activities will be offered at 10 a.m. at the Bel Air branch, 100 E. Pennsylvania Ave.; Rolling Reader will stop at noon at the Gateway at Windsor Valley Learning Center, Hanson Road and Edgewood Road; and at 3 p.m. at the Jarrettsville branch, 3722 Norrisville Road.

The library had 16,000 children registered for the summer program last year and expects as many this year.

Information: 410-937-3565.

Meeting to focus on gang activity

The Darlington/Dublin Community Association will hold a town meeting focusing on gangs at 7 p.m. Thursday at Dublin United Methodist Church, 1528 Whiteford Road.

Harford County Sheriff's Department Sheriff L. Jesse Bane and members of the command staff will present "Gangs in Harford County," an overview of the indications of gang activity.

Over the past few years, the migration of gangs and the criminal culture they bring has spread into suburban areas of the Baltimore region, sheriff's officials say.

Harford County residents are requested to assist the sheriff's office with identifying gangs, and gang activity and graffiti in the county.

Information: 410-457-4849.

Aberdeen playground to be upgraded

The state Board of Public Works recently approved $56,250 in Program Open Space funds for the Aberdeen Festival Park Playground.

The money will be used to replace playground equipment with equipment that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The funding also will be used to add a safety playing surface, park benches and trash receptacles.

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