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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1995
As part of an attempt to re-establish library services -- at least on a limited basis -- in areas that had lost them to budget cuts, Baltimore County announced the opening of Greenspring Community Reading Center last night.The center is located inside the Atrium at Greenspring Shopping Center in the 2800 block of Smith Ave., on the site of the Wellwood library closed with eight others by former County Executive Roger B. Hayden to ease budgetary pressures in 1993. Officials said the center will open Tuesday.
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September 9, 2013
The Harford County Public Library, Jarrettsville Lions Club, businesses of Jarrettsville and representatives from Harford County Government have partnered to create an evening Twilight Farmer's Market from 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Jarrett's field on Route 23. Plans for the event include live music by Almost Certain; wine and beer tastings; children's activities; pit beef and pizza; and the opportunity to buy local, all among a stunning backdrop of...
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | August 6, 1997
Two branches of the Enoch Pratt Free Library will close permanently at the end of the month, sparking outrage from residents who say the city is reneging on its commitment to turn Baltimore into the "City That Reads."Morrell Park library in South Baltimore and the St. Paul Street library in lower Charles Village are the victims of a $1 million cost-cutting measure by the Pratt Library this year.In addition, there will be fewer new books and materials available, and the Night Owl telephone reference service will drop from five weekdays to four.
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February 12, 2013
The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a student liaison representative as an ex-officio member of the board. The student liaison is chosen in cooperation with public and private high schools in Harford County and applicants should be in their junior year and will serve during their senior year. Student applications must be submitted by Friday, March 15. The role of student liaison is to obtain input on library services, policies and materials collections from their peers, to encourage teens to consider librarianship as a career, to encourage use of library services by teens and to gain practical experience in the operations of their government.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff writer | April 17, 1991
The Carroll County public library system, which will be celebrating American Library Week April 14 to 20, contains within its shelves treasures of services available to county residents.Grant information, genealogical research services, literacy programs and a community services directory are among the programs developed over the past 10 years.The library's Government and Funding Information Center -- designed to help non-profit organizations receive grant money -- has been in existence for about 1 1/2 years.
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January 20, 1997
The board of library trustees is seeking applicants to fill a volunteer position on the board that will become available in July. The person will represent residents of the Elkridge area -- which encompasses the 1st District.The board sets policy, approves the budget, advocates for library services and participates in the development of the library's long-range plan.Trustees serve a five-year term and may be reappointed to a second five-year term.Information: 313-7750. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Norma Hill, director, Howard County Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, by Feb. 28.Police logEllicott City: 3100 block of Wheaton Way: A red 1986 Pontiac Firebird, Maryland license plate ACW-835, was stolen between Monday and Thursday.
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August 24, 2007
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded a $101,000 grant to the Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum to help create a program to expand family and youth programs and boost the museum's presence in the community. The grant requires that the museum raise an equal amount of money. "This grant comes at a critical time for the museum as it allows us to expand our offerings for those in the Baltimore metropolitan region while also strengthening our relationship with the communities in proximity to our facility," Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick, executive director of museum, said in a statement.
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February 12, 2013
The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a student liaison representative as an ex-officio member of the board. The student liaison is chosen in cooperation with public and private high schools in Harford County and applicants should be in their junior year and will serve during their senior year. Student applications must be submitted by Friday, March 15. The role of student liaison is to obtain input on library services, policies and materials collections from their peers, to encourage teens to consider librarianship as a career, to encourage use of library services by teens and to gain practical experience in the operations of their government.
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May 1, 1996
A PROPOSAL BY Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke to close 10 of the 28 branches of the Enoch Pratt Free Library deserves the public outcry it is receiving. It's not that every branch is sacred and should never be closed. But any closing should be the result of careful study and the establishment of viable service alternatives for neighborhoods. No such study has occurred.Past experience should have taught the mayor that no city neighborhood will voluntarily give up its library branch. Many branches have become anchors of their communities, especially safe, quiet places where children can gather after school to do homework while waiting for parents to return home from their jobs.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 26, 2001
The Jewish Museum of Maryland has been awarded a $112,500 grant - its third in as many years - by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It was among 178 museum grants, including two in Maryland, announced yesterday by the independent federal agency. More than 800 had applied for the competitive grants, whose recipients are free to use the money in any way they choose for improving overall service. The other Maryland grant, also $112,500, was awarded to Historic St. Mary's City in southern Maryland.
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By Meg Tully, For The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2012
A new space at the Savage branch of the Howard County Library is giving teens the opportunity to experiment with the latest digital technology. And the HiTech digital learning lab has developed a following, with some students coming every afternoon, three days a week, for hours at a time. On Wednesday afternoon, two teenage girls curled up on a colorful ottoman and scrolled through social media on iPads, chewing bubble gum and gossiping. A boy plugged a guitar into a computer, ready to play along with YouTube videos and record his progress on the instrument.
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July 13, 2011
I read with interest your recent article entitled, "Pratt and Baltimore County libraries to share nearly $1 million bequest. " As the story notes, Margaret "Peggy" Peterson, after spending her career as a librarian in Baltimore County, left a lasting legacy through her generous donation in support of two great public libraries. During these times of fiscal uncertainty, members of the general public can play a vital role in helping to ensure financial stability for our libraries.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2011
Facing the prospect of more cutbacks in library hours and other declines, Anne Arundel County Public Library administrator Hampton "Skip" Auld is taking a page from other services clamoring for scarce county dollars. Auld is turning to the community for support, seeking to energize library patrons in much the same way that public schools have turned parents into lobbyists. He is hoping that a public outcry will pressure elected officials to keep reductions in the library budget well below the 10 percent that County Executive John R. Leopold has asked of each agency.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | June 20, 2009
As Harford County Library nears a circulation record, deep budget cuts have forced administrators to lay off staff, reduce purchases of new materials and limit hours. Audra L. Caplan, library director, spent Friday delivering layoff notices to several of her staff and trying to find a way to keep all 11 branches open. Caplan would not say how many employees she had to let go, but they were in addition to the 34 dismissals that County Executive David R. Craig announced Thursday. The library already had frozen 20 vacant positions.
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By Carla D. Hayden | January 20, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama has stated that "literacy is the highway to success" and that libraries represent "a window to a larger world." Adviser David Axelrod recently said libraries will be part of the proposed economic stimulus package. As the nation and the world look to a new chapter in history, these statements leave me optimistic. During these tough economic times, library services across the nation are in great demand. Families are examining their budgets and turning to libraries more than ever.
NEWS
August 24, 2007
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded a $101,000 grant to the Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum to help create a program to expand family and youth programs and boost the museum's presence in the community. The grant requires that the museum raise an equal amount of money. "This grant comes at a critical time for the museum as it allows us to expand our offerings for those in the Baltimore metropolitan region while also strengthening our relationship with the communities in proximity to our facility," Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick, executive director of museum, said in a statement.
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By Staff Report | March 2, 1993
The Dundalk and Riverview elementary school libraries will remain open longer to make up for some of the service Dundalk and Lansdowne youngsters lost when regular libraries closed last month because of budget restraints.Under a pilot program announced yesterday, the school libraries will be open until 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. until noon the first Saturday of each month. Students from private and parochial schools will be able to use the libraries, which will have fax machines and the full computerized county library catalog.
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July 13, 2011
I read with interest your recent article entitled, "Pratt and Baltimore County libraries to share nearly $1 million bequest. " As the story notes, Margaret "Peggy" Peterson, after spending her career as a librarian in Baltimore County, left a lasting legacy through her generous donation in support of two great public libraries. During these times of fiscal uncertainty, members of the general public can play a vital role in helping to ensure financial stability for our libraries.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun Reporter | June 3, 2007
The Carroll County Public Library prides itself on being a great place to learn, and it has the numbers to back up the claim: Since 1994, the library has ranked first in the state in circulation per capita, with 21.3 items per person in fiscal year 2006. Of the county's estimated 163,200 residents last year, 90 percent were registered borrowers, and the library's five branches offered 5,555 programs, which were attended by more than 131,000 people. And all the while, the library continues to grow to meet the demands of its patrons.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | February 9, 2007
Dr. Betty Jean Boulware, former chief of the Enoch Pratt Free Library's neighborhood services division, who earlier in her career had been a branch manager and district supervisor, died Feb. 2 of respiratory failure at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Hamilton resident was 58. She was born Betty Jean Shearin in Henderson, N.C. At age 7, she moved with her family to a Wolfe Street rowhouse in East Baltimore. While attending Dunbar High School, from which she graduated in 1966, she fell in love with a classmate, Henry Ernest Boulware Jr., whom she married in 1974.
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