News & Announcements


Looking for work or career training? Check out the September Job Journal from the Lower Shore American Job Center to find job listings, adult education opportunities, and career tips.

Memory Kits Now Available

Photo: Memory Kit from the Snow Hill branch, theme: Cats

Worcester County Library works to support patrons through all stages of lives. All branches and our Pop-Up Library now have memory kits and (ho-dee-ay) card games to spark memories and foster conversation and connection between people with memory loss and those who care for them.

One Maryland One Book 2023 "There There" by Tommy Orange

There There book display Berlin Library

The Worcester County Library is hosting the One Maryland One Book community read, a program of Maryland Humanities. This year's selection is Tommy Orange’s "There There," a novel about modern day Native Americans in urban settings. The book explores twelve different characters across Native communities as they gather for the Big Oakland Powwow. The novel addresses themes of sobriety, mental health, and ideas of cultural preservation.

Delaware Botanic Gardens Admission Passes now available for checkout

Free Delaware Botanic Gardens Admission Passes now at Berlin. Ocean City, and Ocean Pines Library Branches

The Worcester County Library is proud to partner with the Delaware Botanic Gardens to offer free passes to the Gardens this summer. Passes are available to borrow from the Berlin, Ocean City, and Ocean Pines branches using a current library card.

New Hours, effective March 6

New Hours effective March 6, 2023

All branches of the Worcester County Library will open at 9 am (Monday - Saturday) effective Monday, March 6.  Closing times vary by location.

2022 Tax Information & Resources

It's that time of year again!  You can find information for both Maryland and Federal Income Taxes HERE. Please note, we are unable to advise you about forms to use or give you tax advice, but we do want to help direct you to the right information!

NEW: 10 DVD Limit per library card

Just in time for the long holiday weekend, the Library is increasing the number of DVDs you can checkout to 10 per card! We have a great selection of movies, tv shows, and documentaries at all five branch locations. Checkout period is 7 days. Thank you!

Eat Healthy, Eat Local, and Live Well Resource Guide

Eat Healthy, Eat Local, Live Well resource guide cover

Access the Worcester County Health Department's lasted resource guide "Eat Healthy, Eat Local, and Live Well" HERE.  This was developed as part of the Farm to Library grant initiative and will help readers easily locate and access fresh, nutritious, high-quality foods in Worcester County, MD.  For more information about this program, please visit:

Pocomoke Seed Library

seed library cabinet at the Pocomoke branch

Worcester County Library is excited to announce the launch of the new Pocomoke Seed Library!  This is part of the Farm to Library initiative, a robust diabetes prevention program developed by the Worcester County Health Department.  A huge thank you to CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield for funding the Farm to Library program for our community.

The Seed Library is a fun – and free – way to try planting your very own garden.  Here’s how:

Ruth Dryden Research Notes - New Digital Collection

Worcester County Library has committed to digitizing and making accessible Genealogy Collections and Special Collections related to Worcester County, Maryland. The newest collection to be digitized is the Ruth Dryden Research Notes collection. This is a collection of 9,910 research notes on wills/probates in Worcester County, Maryland based on over 1,000 families from the 1700s - mid 1800s. Also included are other genealogy related notes such as marriage dates, birth dates, etc.