Bel Air Branch of Harford County Public Library

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Calling all Wizards!  What have you discovered at the library?
06/22/2019

Calling all Wizards! What have you discovered at the library?

06/21/2019

Thanks for a wonderful show The Fifty 7's for kicking off the weekend and the Summer Reading Challenge! Also a huge thank you to our Friends of the Bel Air Library for sponsoring this program and all the guest presenters this summer!

06/21/2019
Today is the longest day of the year and the first day of SUMMER!  What will you be doing to celebrate?
06/21/2019

Today is the longest day of the year and the first day of SUMMER! What will you be doing to celebrate?

David, Rachel and family from Forest Hill showing off their Summer Reading spirit!  You look amazing!! #hcplmd
06/20/2019

David, Rachel and family from Forest Hill showing off their Summer Reading spirit! You look amazing!! #hcplmd

Registering for Summer Reading Challenge?  Download the READsquared app or visit our website (https://hcplonline.readsqu...
06/19/2019

Registering for Summer Reading Challenge? Download the READsquared app or visit our website (https://hcplonline.readsquared.com/) and pre-register to save time. Then come into the library to pick up your registration bag and coupons!!

July 4th is just around the corner!  Plan to be apart of the parade this year on the Harford County Public Library float...
06/19/2019

July 4th is just around the corner! Plan to be apart of the parade this year on the Harford County Public Library float! See https://hcplonline.org/volunteers.php for more information or stop in the branch for a permission slip. 🇺🇸

During the Summer, Streamworks will have themed weeks in addition to coding, 3D printing and sewing.  This week, we have...
06/18/2019

During the Summer, Streamworks will have themed weeks in addition to coding, 3D printing and sewing. This week, we have all types of dinosaur activities including comparing your footprint to a dinosaur!

The fun does not stop at the library. Check out the “I am a Paleontologist” Little Leapers Kit or the Leap: Dinosaur Kit.

The dogs (Aibo and Tales!!) are in the house 🐶
06/17/2019

The dogs (Aibo and Tales!!) are in the house 🐶

Summer Reading is officially here!!
06/17/2019

Summer Reading is officially here!!

Coming to the Summer Reading Kickoff! or the library this Summer?  Download the ParkMobile app to pay for metered parkin...
06/16/2019

Coming to the Summer Reading Kickoff! or the library this Summer? Download the ParkMobile app to pay for metered parking lot across the street or in the parking garage. Or park near Shamrock Park and walk to the library!

(Free street and lot parking are always available but may be limited especially during larger programs and events.)

In just over two hours, we not only learned about biking in Harford County but also throughout the State--even as far as...
06/16/2019

In just over two hours, we not only learned about biking in Harford County but also throughout the State--even as far as Maine! Big warm thank you to the following organizations for sharing their time and talents that keep our active communties safe, fun and growing! #hcplmd #bikeexpo
#morekidsonbikes

Bike Harford
Friends of Chesapeake Spokes
Gunpowder Mountain Bike Operators-GUMBO
Gunpowder Millracers
Harford Count Sheriff's Department Police Bicycle Community
Jam Squad Cycling, Inc (Bike Doctor Bel Air)
Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League MICL
Maryland Department of Transportation

06/16/2019
Our management team looking amazing this morning at the Bel Air Farmers' Market 😎Watch for the book bike popping up arou...
06/15/2019

Our management team looking amazing this morning at the Bel Air Farmers' Market 😎Watch for the book bike popping up around Bel Air!!

Loved seeing the Harford County Public Library book bike at the Bel Air Farmers' Market this morning!! Watch for them at events around Bel Air!

Our Streamworks alien is preparing for an out of this world Summer Reading Challenge.  Are you? Pre-register at https://...
06/15/2019

Our Streamworks alien is preparing for an out of this world Summer Reading Challenge. Are you? Pre-register at https://hcplonline.readsquared.com #hcplmd 👽

Come visit the book bike at the Farmers Market! Today till 11!
06/15/2019

Come visit the book bike at the Farmers Market! Today till 11!

Look at those plants!
06/14/2019

Look at those plants!

Summer Reading preparations are underway and we are loving the bags! Start picking up registration bags on Monday, June ...
06/13/2019

Summer Reading preparations are underway and we are loving the bags! Start picking up registration bags on Monday, June 17th!!🌟⭐️💫 #hcplmd

06/12/2019

Summer is a great time to create a family mailbox for all those summertime adventures! #hcplmd

We are over the moon proud of our coworkers, Audrey and Sharon, who participated in this month's Special Olympics.Sharon...
06/12/2019

We are over the moon proud of our coworkers, Audrey and Sharon, who participated in this month's Special Olympics.

Sharon received mulitple swimming medals including a Gold for the 800 meter, Silver for 100 meter backstroke and two 4th place finshes for relay and 100 meter freestyle!

Audrey received the Bronze medal for Softball!

Congratulations to both and to all the althetes of the Special Olympics Maryland!

Harford County Public Library
06/11/2019

Harford County Public Library

Join host Robert Mumby and co-host Mary Hastler, Friday, June 14 on “The Harford Edge”. This week our very special guest will be Aberdeen Proving Ground’s Major General Randy Taylor.

As you know he is moving on to a new post this month and we wanted one last show with him. Tune in to hear our lively conversation about his tenure at APG, his new commission in Omaha, an update on the amazing work being done at APG, and most importantly… the connections that he and Lucas have made here in Harford County.

Find “The Harford Edge” on the radio at WAMD 970am, and on the Web at www.khztv.com/wamd. The “Harford Edge” airs LIVE every Friday morning at 9:00 a.m., and features local news, plus in-depth interviews with leaders, innovators and artists from Harford County and beyond. It is rebroadcast every Saturday at 9:00 a.m., and is brought to you by the Harford County Public Library.

So good you have to hear it again? Go here for podcasts of our previous shows: http://hcplonline.org/podcasts.php or http://libraryontheradio.org/
#hcplmd #ilovelibraries

We can’t wait to see everyone on Monday for the Summer Reading Kick starting at 10am!
06/10/2019

We can’t wait to see everyone on Monday for the Summer Reading Kick starting at 10am!

T MINUS 1 WEEK AND COUNTING! ARE YOU READY?!

The 2019 Summer Reading Challenge, "A Universe of Stories," officially kicks off one week from today...next Monday, June 17!

Join us for two special Kickoff Celebrations, where you can meet some of this year's awesome Summer Reading Challenge sponsors and check out all of the great programs happening throughout the summer !

We'll be starting the day off at the Bel Air Branch of Harford County Public Library, 10am-12pm, before the party moves to the HCPL Havre de Grace Library later that afternoon, 1-4pm.

Beat the registration lines by taking advantage of pre-registration. To sign up, visit HCPLonline.org or stopping by any branch location. And your registration materials will be available for pick up on Monday, June 17.

#hcplmd #ilovelibraries #SummerReading #LibrariesLiftoff #SummerofSpace #CSLP

Tuesday, June 11th at 6:30pm - Discover the birds of Harford Glen with local bird expert Phil Powers and see what happen...
06/09/2019

Tuesday, June 11th at 6:30pm - Discover the birds of Harford Glen with local bird expert Phil Powers and see what happens at the Harford Glen Ornithological Observatory. #hcplmd

Friends' Beach Bum Book Sale happening tomorrow!!!!  All Adult Paperbacks and All Children’s Books are just 50 cents!  C...
06/07/2019

Friends' Beach Bum Book Sale happening tomorrow!!!! All Adult Paperbacks and All Children’s Books are just 50 cents! CDs are only $1!

Come in and and get your passport and get one of our awesome luggage tags for your next Adventure!
06/06/2019

Come in and and get your passport and get one of our awesome luggage tags for your next Adventure!

75 years ago, more than 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, in the largest seaborne invasio...
06/06/2019

75 years ago, more than 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, in the largest seaborne invasion in history, and eventually turned the tide of WWII. Remember and honor these brave soldiers by discovering more about their stories. #hcplmd

We spent the last 2 days visiting with students at Southampton Middle School. They are set and ready to take on the Summ...
06/04/2019

We spent the last 2 days visiting with students at Southampton Middle School. They are set and ready to take on the Summer Reading Challenge.

BUT! More importantly, we want everyone to know how welcoming the entire school was to our librarians. We were treated with great respect, and couldn't ask for a better audience.

We were especially touched by a young 7th grader, who stayed behind a few extra moments just to say "Thank You." He was on his way to lunch - everyone's favorite subject- yet felt it was important enough to show his appreciation. This simple moment exemplified what we saw in the SHMS student body, and it truly made our day.

Thank you, Southampton!

Summer Reading T-Shirts are now on sale!  Just $5 and available in Youth Sizes: YXS, YS, YM, YL or Adult Sizes: S-###L. ...
06/01/2019

Summer Reading T-Shirts are now on sale! Just $5 and available in Youth Sizes: YXS, YS, YM, YL or Adult Sizes: S-###L. Plus, they glow in the dark!!! 🌟 #hcplmd

Some power outages in the neighborhood including the intersection of Pennsylvania and Hickory but we have power and open...
05/30/2019

Some power outages in the neighborhood including the intersection of Pennsylvania and Hickory but we have power and open at 10am!

Today we had the honor of attending the unveiling of the new Little Free Library at Bel Air Elementary School.  What an ...
05/29/2019

Today we had the honor of attending the unveiling of the new Little Free Library at Bel Air Elementary School. What an amazing project and we can't wait to use it this Summer!

Now that summer is unofficial here - who's looking forward to some Summer Reading? Check out these wonderful suggestions...
05/28/2019
Summer Reading

Now that summer is unofficial here - who's looking forward to some Summer Reading? Check out these wonderful suggestions 📔📕📗📘📙📚📖

Dive in! Here are 75 of the latest and greatest books to keep you company as temperatures climb and days grow long.

#SRCsignuptipWe have another great tip for you!  Preregistration for Summer Reading is quick and easy - and it will help...
05/26/2019

#SRCsignuptip
We have another great tip for you! Preregistration for Summer Reading is quick and easy - and it will help you get your coupons and bags quicker than if you sign up in branch. (The program kicks off on June 17th, and that's when we'll give out bags.)

Read Squared, our new reader database, is family friendly. Remember our previous tips - all reader accounts can be accessed through the parent login.

Just click "Add A Child Account" on your account's home page, and you'll see 2 options. 'Add a New Account' or 'Link Existing Account.'

Use the ADD option to create new accounts for your children. You'll use this most often for summer readers.

Use the LINK option if you child is already enrolled in 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. You might also use this option if your middle or high school student registered for the program already. You'll need to ask him/her for their username to link accounts.

Need an account linked but don't remember the username? Give us a call or stop by one of our branches. We'll help.

Don't wait - preregister today! https://hcplonline.readsquared.com/

Did you miss Walk and Roll in Shamrock Park this week?  Meet us under the pergola in the Children's Area at 11:30am on J...
05/25/2019

Did you miss Walk and Roll in Shamrock Park this week? Meet us under the pergola in the Children's Area at 11:30am on June 6th!

#SRCsignuptipsIt's a great idea to preregister for our Summer Reading Challenge.  We're using a new database called Read...
05/24/2019

#SRCsignuptips
It's a great idea to preregister for our Summer Reading Challenge. We're using a new database called Read Squared to track reader progress. It's perfect for families!

Start by creating a parent account, then add your children under your account. Everyone will have a separate user name, and password - but the parent login can access them all in one place. (Convenient, right?!)

When creating your adult account, it will ask "What program do you want to sign up for?" Select: Adult - Create new Account. It will prompt you to register your children after entering your info. And voila! All accounts are linked.

We'll be offering more SRC sign up tips throughout the week.

P.S. Don't worry grown ups - you'll get to use your account for your own reading with Winter Reading!
https://hcplonline.readsquared.com/

Graduation season kicks off in Harford County today.  We want to congratulate all graduates, with an extra special shout...
05/24/2019

Graduation season kicks off in Harford County today. We want to congratulate all graduates, with an extra special shout out to the high schools our branch works closely with:

1. Our homeschoolers who visit often.
2. C. Milton Wright High School - their ceremony will begin at 1:00 today.
3. John Carroll graduates tomorrow.
4. Bel Air High School - Thursday the 30th, 6 pm
5. John Archer School - Friday the 31st, 1 pm
5. Harford Technical High School - Friday the 31st, 5:30

Well, it is kinda true. We are awesome! Would you be so kind as to give us a smiley face (or two) in the comments if you...
05/23/2019
Harford County Public Library recognized for its marketing campaign - Bel Air News & Views

Well, it is kinda true. We are awesome! Would you be so kind as to give us a smiley face (or two) in the comments if you agree. Thank you.

The Maryland Library Association recognized the Harford County Public Library’s “Come In, We’re Awesome” campaign with an Excellence in Marketing Award at the association’s May 3 conference. Here are the details provided: Harford County Public Library Receives first Excellence in Marketing...

Newberry Cafe & Bakery - Thank you for treating our librarians to donuts 🍩 They were the perfect afternoon treat!!
05/22/2019

Newberry Cafe & Bakery - Thank you for treating our librarians to donuts 🍩 They were the perfect afternoon treat!!

Over the weekend, Miss Kim created gourd birdhouses using local materials as part of our Choose Civility Community proje...
05/21/2019

Over the weekend, Miss Kim created gourd birdhouses using local materials as part of our Choose Civility Community project. They all turned out amazing, and we are sure there will be many happy birds in Harford County!

This project was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Thank you IMLS! #hcplmd #choosecivilityharford #IMLSgrant

Last weekend, we made dog blankets and pet toys for our friends at The Humane Society of Harford County as part of our C...
05/18/2019

Last weekend, we made dog blankets and pet toys for our friends at The Humane Society of Harford County as part of our Choose Civility community project. Thank you to all who helped create the blankets and toys! The pets at the Humane Society will love each one ❤️🐶🐱

And a huge thank you goes out to the Institute of Museum and Library Services for funding this program! #hcplmd #choosecivilityharford

The Engineering Day fun continues! Check out this amazing paper cup tower, built by Gage! Stop by the library today to b...
05/17/2019

The Engineering Day fun continues! Check out this amazing paper cup tower, built by Gage!

Stop by the library today to build your own paper cup tower, craft a zipline carrier for a figurine, design with blocks, and more!

05/17/2019

It’s Engineering Day in the Children’s Area!
Come in and explore!

It’s Acts of Kindness Week in Streamworks! Add a leaf or ribbon to our kindness tree and watch the kindness spread throu...
05/14/2019

It’s Acts of Kindness Week in Streamworks! Add a leaf or ribbon to our kindness tree and watch the kindness spread throughout the community. #hcplmd #choosecivilityharford

05/14/2019
Choose Civility Harford County

Check it out!!!

Check it out! Host Kristy Breslin explores the national movement that has come to Harford County, Choose Civility.

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Bel Air, MD
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