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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

This page is updated frequently. Please email the library "askus@worcesterlibrary.org" if we can be of any assistance during this challenging time.

Unemployment Services and Resources in Maryland

The Pratt Library (Baltimore, MD) has collected these resources to help displaced workers apply for Unemployment Insurance and other benefits.

Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Business

Book returns closed to assist in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19

Book returns have been closed to assist in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Please don't worry about overdue books or returning items - any physical materials currently checked out will have their due dates extended until we reopen. And any holds that were placed will be waiting for you to pick up when we reopen, too.  We encourage you to visit our digital resources to explore books, movies, shows, research tools, and more to download and stream for the entire family.  Thank you for your understanding.

2020 Census

2020 Census Worcester Everyone Counts April 1 - July 31

It's time for the 2020 Census!  Worcester County Library is proud to be a part of the Worcester County Complete Count Committee’s education and outreach effort.  In 2010 only 59% of the residents of Worcester County completed the census survey - this was the lowest response in the State of Maryland.  Everyone living in the continental US, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas of the US is mandated by the US Constitution (Article 1, Section 2) to complete a census survey every 10 years.

Spring Reading Program (Spring into Books!)

Read. Log. Win.  Log as many books as you can in this FREE program for a chance to win the grand prize!  To get started visit: WorcesterLibrary.beanstack.org.

Coronavirus COVID-19: Links You Can Trust

The Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore) created the following web guide about Coronavirus COVID-19:

World health Organization (WHO) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is a trusted, authoritative source for public health information. The WHO announced the official name for the disease that is causing the 2020 outbreak of coronavirus disease: COVID-19.

Spring Calendar of Events

Browse our latest calendar of events here.  We hope to see you at an upcoming program soon!

NEA Big Read - "In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex" by Nathaniel Philbrick

National Endowment for the Arts, BIG READ, Arts Midwest logo

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  Worcester County Library Foundation is honored to be one of 78 communities selected as an NEA Big Read recipient.  The Library Foundation celebrates the National Book Award Winner In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick with many events.

Maryland Family Engagement Toolkit

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The Early Childhood Family Engagement Framework Toolkit: Maryland’s Vision for Engaging Families with Young Children, was developed through funding with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. A virtual version is now available: https://marylandfamiliesengage.org/family-engagement-toolkit.  Learn best practices and practical tips, techniques, and strategies about how to move from family involvement to family engagement.

 

We're Fine Free!

We're Fine Free

Worcester County Library has joined a growing number of libraries that do not charge fines for overdue materials; we are now one of six systems in Maryland without fines. By removing fines, the Library furthers its mission to promote reading, thinking, learning, and the enjoyment of the arts.

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