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Library Director Morgan Miller welcomed County Executive Danielle Hornberger this week to encourage everyone to sign up ...
09/09/2021

Library Director Morgan Miller welcomed County Executive Danielle Hornberger this week to encourage everyone to sign up for a free Library card during the month of September! If you already have a card, refer a friend!

For more information about this annual celebration:
https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/sites/default/files/2021-09/Library_Card_Sign_Up_Month-09.09.2021.pdf

Library Director Morgan Miller welcomed County Executive Danielle Hornberger this week to encourage everyone to sign up for a free Library card during the month of September! If you already have a card, refer a friend!

For more information about this annual celebration:
https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/sites/default/files/2021-09/Library_Card_Sign_Up_Month-09.09.2021.pdf

It's never too early to visit the Story Trail at Calvert and Brantwood Parks! Cecil County Parks and Recreation Friends ...
09/08/2021

It's never too early to visit the Story Trail at Calvert and Brantwood Parks!

Cecil County Parks and Recreation Friends of Cecil County Parks and Rec

It's never too early to visit the Story Trail at Calvert and Brantwood Parks!

Cecil County Parks and Recreation Friends of Cecil County Parks and Rec

September is National Library Card Sign Up month! What back-to-school supply could be better than a free library card? D...
09/07/2021

September is National Library Card Sign Up month! What back-to-school supply could be better than a free library card? Dr. Bolt, President, Cecil College, Dr. Lawson, Superintendent, Cecil County Public Schools and Morgan Miller, Executive Director at the Library ask you to refer a friend today and come get your photo taken with our giant library card!

September is National Library Card Sign Up month! What back-to-school supply could be better than a free library card? Dr. Bolt, President, Cecil College, Dr. Lawson, Superintendent, Cecil County Public Schools and Morgan Miller, Executive Director at the Library ask you to refer a friend today and come get your photo taken with our giant library card!

Priscilla recommends "The Day the World Came to Town" as the most inspiring tale of human kindness I’ve read in a long t...
09/07/2021

Priscilla recommends "The Day the World Came to Town" as the most inspiring tale of human kindness I’ve read in a long time. It is journalist Jim DeFede's chronicle of the passengers, townspeople, everyday heroes, and newfound friends who came together in a time of tragedy on September 11, 2001.

Imagine being on an international flight bound for the United States when suddenly – and without warning – your pilot changes course; instead, taking you to Gander, Newfoundland, a place you’ve never heard of. That is exactly what happened to thousands of passengers when U.S. airspace was shut down that day, forcing flights to redirect without explanation – to anywhere else. Thirty-eight of those aircraft ended up at Gander International Airport near a sleepy little town with a population around 10,000. Everyone on board those planes was stranded, with no plans and no answers.

But the real story unfolded when the people of Gander rallied; once they realized these tired and frustrated strangers needed help, they opened their homes, churches and schools without question. For four days they collected food, tracked down essential medical supplies, and welcomed everyone in. Essentially, Gander became a haven for those displaced by the horrific events happening hundreds of miles to the South, a home away from home.

If you are looking for a feel-good read, or interested in a unique perspective about September 11, add this one to your TBR list.

To place a hold on this title, visit:
https://ceco.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?ln=en_US&q=the+day+the+world+came+to+town

For a list of other reading selections on this topic, visit: https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/recommended-reads

Priscilla recommends "The Day the World Came to Town" as the most inspiring tale of human kindness I’ve read in a long time. It is journalist Jim DeFede's chronicle of the passengers, townspeople, everyday heroes, and newfound friends who came together in a time of tragedy on September 11, 2001.

Imagine being on an international flight bound for the United States when suddenly – and without warning – your pilot changes course; instead, taking you to Gander, Newfoundland, a place you’ve never heard of. That is exactly what happened to thousands of passengers when U.S. airspace was shut down that day, forcing flights to redirect without explanation – to anywhere else. Thirty-eight of those aircraft ended up at Gander International Airport near a sleepy little town with a population around 10,000. Everyone on board those planes was stranded, with no plans and no answers.

But the real story unfolded when the people of Gander rallied; once they realized these tired and frustrated strangers needed help, they opened their homes, churches and schools without question. For four days they collected food, tracked down essential medical supplies, and welcomed everyone in. Essentially, Gander became a haven for those displaced by the horrific events happening hundreds of miles to the South, a home away from home.

If you are looking for a feel-good read, or interested in a unique perspective about September 11, add this one to your TBR list.

To place a hold on this title, visit:
https://ceco.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?ln=en_US&q=the+day+the+world+came+to+town

For a list of other reading selections on this topic, visit: https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/recommended-reads

All CCPL Branches are closed on Monday, 9/6 in observance of Labor Day. We're always open online: www.cecilcountylibrary...
09/06/2021

All CCPL Branches are closed on Monday, 9/6 in observance of Labor Day.

We're always open online: www.cecilcountylibrary.org

All CCPL Branches are closed on Monday, 9/6 in observance of Labor Day.

We're always open online: www.cecilcountylibrary.org

Calling all gardeners! This year's Cecil Garden Fest will be held Saturday, September 25 from 11am to 3pm at the Moose L...
09/05/2021

Calling all gardeners! This year's Cecil Garden Fest will be held Saturday, September 25 from 11am to 3pm at the Moose Lodge in Elkton. There will be lots to learn, design, buy and celebrate. The fest will include a children's corner, auction and raffle as well as a flea market. What fun! For more information and updates from our friends the Cecil County Master Gardeners
https://www.facebook.com/CecilCountyMasterGardeners/

Calling all gardeners! This year's Cecil Garden Fest will be held Saturday, September 25 from 11am to 3pm at the Moose Lodge in Elkton. There will be lots to learn, design, buy and celebrate. The fest will include a children's corner, auction and raffle as well as a flea market. What fun! For more information and updates from our friends the Cecil County Master Gardeners
https://www.facebook.com/CecilCountyMasterGardeners/

The Maryland Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar provides your family with daily activities to do together to d...
09/03/2021

The Maryland Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar provides your family with daily activities to do together to develop a love of reading and learning. September's theme is "Letters." Their website has interactive games and is very fun!
www.daybydaymd.org

The Maryland Day by Day Calendar was created by the
Maryland State Library with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

We are pleased to have had a visit from Madison Bolls, Grants Administrator for Institute of Museum and Library Services...
09/02/2021

We are pleased to have had a visit from Madison Bolls, Grants Administrator for Institute of Museum and Library Services and and Tamar Sarnoff, Director, Public Libraries and State Networking Branch at the Maryland State Library for their first tour of the North East Branch Library!

You may remember that IMLS awarded Cecil County Public Library the National Medal in 2015. Since then, many important Library services and programs have launched with IMLS grant funding, from Story Trails in our parks, to the Bookmobile and the award-winning Business Information Center.

Our partners at the Maryland State Library Agency helped to fund the design and construction of the new North East Branch with funding provided by the Library Capital Grant Program.

We hope you'll come for another visit soon!

We are pleased to have had a visit from Madison Bolls, Grants Administrator for Institute of Museum and Library Services and and Tamar Sarnoff, Director, Public Libraries and State Networking Branch at the Maryland State Library for their first tour of the North East Branch Library!

You may remember that IMLS awarded Cecil County Public Library the National Medal in 2015. Since then, many important Library services and programs have launched with IMLS grant funding, from Story Trails in our parks, to the Bookmobile and the award-winning Business Information Center.

Our partners at the Maryland State Library Agency helped to fund the design and construction of the new North East Branch with funding provided by the Library Capital Grant Program.

We hope you'll come for another visit soon!

Due to the weather, the North East Branch Library will close early at 6 PM, today, Wednesday, 9/1 (normally open until 8...
09/01/2021

Due to the weather, the North East Branch Library will close early at 6 PM, today, Wednesday, 9/1 (normally open until 8pm). All other branches will remain open until 6pm. Please stay safe!

For more information about hours and locations, visit: https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/about/hours-locations

Due to the weather, the North East Branch Library will close early at 6 PM, today, Wednesday, 9/1 (normally open until 8pm). All other branches will remain open until 6pm. Please stay safe!

For more information about hours and locations, visit: https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/about/hours-locations

Good luck Cecil County Public Schools with the first day of school! Your library card can be one of your favorite school...
09/01/2021

Good luck Cecil County Public Schools with the first day of school! Your library card can be one of your favorite school supplies! We're here to help with homework, research questions, and more!

www.cecilcountylibrary.org

Get back to school and back to organization! This past year has brought many changes in routine, so getting back on trac...
08/31/2021

Get back to school and back to organization! This past year has brought many changes in routine, so getting back on track with a new schedule is a great way to start the school year off on the right foot. Using some of our great resources, such as "A Smart Girls Guide to Keeping it Together" by American Girl and "Joy at Work" by Marie Kondo, the whole family can find the organizational tools they need to succeed. Sarah and Ashley, children's librarians at the Perryville branch library, both like that these books tell the reader that they are not alone in their organizational troubles and that everyone needs helps finding their own path to organization.

To place these and other books on hold, visit:
https://ceco.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?ln=en_US&q=

Get back to school and back to organization! This past year has brought many changes in routine, so getting back on track with a new schedule is a great way to start the school year off on the right foot. Using some of our great resources, such as "A Smart Girls Guide to Keeping it Together" by American Girl and "Joy at Work" by Marie Kondo, the whole family can find the organizational tools they need to succeed. Sarah and Ashley, children's librarians at the Perryville branch library, both like that these books tell the reader that they are not alone in their organizational troubles and that everyone needs helps finding their own path to organization.

To place these and other books on hold, visit:
https://ceco.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?ln=en_US&q=

We are happy to have hosted more outdoor events this August! You visited with wild animals, attended StoryTimes and fini...
08/30/2021

We are happy to have hosted more outdoor events this August! You visited with wild animals, attended StoryTimes and finished 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

To see what's coming up this fall, visit: https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/events/month

Join us for PAWS for Reading, where children ages 4-11 can practice their skills by reading to a specially-trained thera...
08/28/2021

Join us for PAWS for Reading, where children ages 4-11 can practice their skills by reading to a specially-trained therapy dog. We have 2 evenings in September:
at the North East Branch on Wednesday, 9/8 at 6:30pm
https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/events/paws-reading-2
and at the Elkton Branch, Monday, September 20 at 6:30pm
https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/events/paws-reading-6

Join us for PAWS for Reading, where children ages 4-11 can practice their skills by reading to a specially-trained therapy dog. We have 2 evenings in September:
at the North East Branch on Wednesday, 9/8 at 6:30pm
https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/events/paws-reading-2
and at the Elkton Branch, Monday, September 20 at 6:30pm
https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/events/paws-reading-6

The September edition of the Library LINK newsletter is now available! Filled with back-to-school resources, programs fo...
08/27/2021

The September edition of the Library LINK newsletter is now available! Filled with back-to-school resources, programs for all ages and reading recommendations, pick up a copy at your local branch, read it online or subscribe to our list to have it delivered by email.

Read online: https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/newsletter
Subscribe: https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/library-link

The September edition of the Library LINK newsletter is now available! Filled with back-to-school resources, programs for all ages and reading recommendations, pick up a copy at your local branch, read it online or subscribe to our list to have it delivered by email.

Read online: https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/newsletter
Subscribe: https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/library-link

It's time for One Maryland One Book, in partnership with Maryland Humanities Council. To pick up a free copy and registe...
08/26/2021

It's time for One Maryland One Book, in partnership with Maryland Humanities Council. To pick up a free copy and register for a book discussion, stop by your local branch.

Amelia, from the Elkton Branch, had this to share about this year's selection, "The Book of Delights" -
"This collection of essays are selections from Ross Gay’s daily reflections about what delights him over the course of a year. I was hooked from the first page by the author’s lyrical writing style. Gay’s carefully written observations of the world and people around him elevate the mundane to poetical heights. His essays held a reminder that I, too, can find inspiration and joy every single day. The world would be a better place if we all discovered what delights us."

For more information, visit: https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/events/month

It's time for One Maryland One Book, in partnership with Maryland Humanities Council. To pick up a free copy and registe...
08/26/2021

It's time for One Maryland One Book, in partnership with Maryland Humanities Council. To pick up a free copy and register for a book discussion, stop by your local branch.

Amelia, from the Elkton Branch, had this to share about this year's selection, "The Book of Delights" -

"This collection of essays are selections from Ross Gay’s daily reflections about what delights him over the course of a year. I was hooked from the first page by the author’s lyrical writing style. Gay’s carefully written observations of the world and people around him elevate the mundane to poetical heights. His essays held a reminder that I, too, can find inspiration and joy every single day. The world would be a better place if we all discovered what delights us."

For more information, visit: https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/events/month

Beat the heat this week! We have plenty of places to study, read and stay cool. Our computers are open and we're here to...
08/25/2021

Beat the heat this week! We have plenty of places to study, read and stay cool. Our computers are open and we're here to help if you have questions, want a reading recommendation or need help using the many resources and classes through our website. Explore more at www.cecilcountylibrary.org

Thank you to everyone who spent this summer reading with us! Here's are some of this year's prize winners. Special thank...
08/23/2021

Thank you to everyone who spent this summer reading with us! Here's are some of this year's prize winners. Special thanks to the Friends Foundation of the Cecil County Public Library for their support of the annual Summer Reading and Learning program!

The "Only Plane in the Sky" by Garrett M. Graff is an important and heartbreaking piece of history that walks the reader...
08/20/2021

The "Only Plane in the Sky" by Garrett M. Graff is an important and heartbreaking piece of history that walks the reader through the days before, during, and after the events of 9/11. Graff collected stories of almost five hundred survivors, family members, flight attendants, witnesses, first responders, and more to provide us with a minute-by-minute account of 9/11. I read this book in just a few days, and I know that I'll never forget the stories or the impact that it had on me. Keep a box of tissues next to you while reading! Join us on Zoom for a conversation with the author on August 24 at 6:30PM.

To register, visit: https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/events/author-visit-garrett-m-graff

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485 Mauldin Avenue
North East, MD
21901

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Cecil County Public Library serves the communities of Cecil County, Maryland. We offer free, crucial services such as computer and job search classes, reader's advisory services, top notch developmental programs for children and teens, and access to information for every person in our community. Visit us at a branch near you! Elkton Central Branch 301 Newark Avenue, Elkton, MD 21921 410-996-5600 Branch Hours: Monday through Thursday - 10 am - 9 pm Friday and Saturday - 10 am - 5 pm WiFi Cecilton Branch 215 East Main Street Cecilton, Maryland 21913 410-275-1091 Branch Hours: Monday and Tuesday - 10 am - 8 pm Wednesday and Thursday - 10 am - 6 pm Friday - closed Saturday - 10 am - 5 pm WiFi Chesapeake City Branch 2527 Augustine Herman Highway Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915 410-996-1134 Branch Hours: Monday and Tuesday - 10 am - 8 pm Wednesday and Thursday - 10 am - 6 pm Friday and Saturday - 10 am - 5 pm WiFi North East Branch 106 West Cecil Avenue North East, Maryland 21901 410-996-6269 Branch Hours: Monday and Tuesday - 10 am - 8 pm Wednesday and Thursday - 10 am - 6 pm Friday and Saturday - 10 am - 5 pm WiFi Perryville Branch 500 Coudon Blvd. Perryville, Maryland 21903 410-996-6070 Branch Hours: Monday through Thursday - 10 am - 9 pm Friday and Saturday - 10 am - 5 pm Drive-Through Hours: Monday through Thursday - 8 am - 8:30 pm Friday and Saturday - 8 am - 4:30 pm WiFi Port Deposit Branch 13 South Main Street Port Deposit, MD 21904 410-996-6055 Branch Hours: Monday through Wednesday - 12 pm - 6 pm Thursday and Friday - closed Saturday - 10 am - 5 pm Rising Sun Branch 111 Colonial Way Rising Sun, MD 21911 410-658-4025 alternate phone- 410-398-2706 Branch Hours: Monday through Thursday - 10 am - 8 pm Friday and Saturday - 10 am - 5 pm WiFi

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Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

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Thank you so much for keeping us entertained! What a great bit of happiness in this crappy time! Special shout-out to our girls at Rising Sun for always taking good care of us!
Thank you Rising Sun library!!!! We are amazed at the magic! 🤩
Do you still have archives of the Cecil Whig on site? Or do you have anything online where I could look things up? I don't have anything specific that I want to look up. It's more genealogy related to see if there is any interesting tidbits there.
Just wanted to give a huge shout out to Frazier, the Community Relations Manager at the library. She was so helpful to me today in figuring out how to use the library's resources! Especially as we're taking a more active role in managing our kids education, the library is a great tool! Thanks Frazier, looking forward to getting more use out of our local library system!
Now that Maryland is entering Stage 3 will libraries be open?
The Selective Service System (SSS) for the State of Maryland currently has several openings for local draft boards across the state. While there currently is no draft in effect, the federal government requires that a functional system be in place for readiness purposes. To meet that goal, we recruit and train civic-minded individuals from around the State to serve as draft board members. Serving on a Presidentially-appointed Local Board is an honor and a privilege. Board Members are citizen volunteers and serve their local community by protecting the rights of those individuals who are drafted. They ensure that young men who are drafted are able to serve their country, and those with lawful and legitimate reasons for not being drafted are not inducted into the U.S. military. The SSS is seeking volunteers who are interested in this important civic duty. While these positions are indeed prestigious and important, the commitment is quite minimal. Once appointed, Board Members complete initial training online, and then complete a short yearly refreshers in the same manner. Thank you for your time and for considering this important service to your country. Board Member Requirements: -Must be 18 years old or older -Must be a citizen of the United States -Men must have registered with Selective Service, except those born from March 29, 1957 through December 31, 1959 -Must not be a member of law enforcement occupation as defined by Selective Service policy (example: police officer or judge) -Must not be an active or retired career member of the Armed Forces or Reserves or National Guard -Must not have been convicted of any criminal offense The ability to sign-up/additional information can be found on the SSS website:
The Selective Service System (SSS) for the State of Maryland currently has several openings for local draft boards across the state. While there currently is no draft in effect, the federal government requires that a functional system be in place for readiness purposes. To meet that goal, we recruit and train civic-minded individuals from around the State to serve as draft board members. Many of our current Board Members are indeed members of various Veteran Service Organizations. Serving on a Presidentially-appointed Local Board is an honor and a privilege. Board Members are citizen volunteers and serve their local community by protecting the rights of those individuals who are drafted. They ensure that young men who are drafted are able to serve their country, and those with lawful and legitimate reasons for not being drafted are not inducted into the U.S. military. The SSS is seeking volunteers who are interested in this important civic duty. While these positions are indeed prestigious and important, the commitment is quite minimal. Once appointed, Board Members complete initial training online, and then complete a short yearly refreshers in the same manner. Thank you for your time and for considering this important service to your country. Board Member Requirements: -Must be 18 years old or older -Must be a citizen of the United States -Men must have registered with Selective Service, except those born from March 29, 1957 through December 31, 1959 -Must not be a member of law enforcement occupation as defined by Selective Service policy (example: police officer or judge) -Must not be an active or retired career member of the Armed Forces or Reserves or National Guard -Must not have been convicted of any criminal offense The ability to sign-up/additional information can be found on the SSS website:
Are we allowed to return books to the drop off yet?
Hint, hint
When will the libraries start curbside pickup?
When will the library reopen? Hopefully soon!
Will this event be virtual. I see no updates.