News & Announcements

The Library Has Returned To Normal Hours

All five library branches have returned to normal service hours.

Due to orders by Governor Hogan, masks are no longer required to enter the library.  Use of masks and social distancing are highly encouraged to protect any vulnerable and at-risk visitors to our library. Thank you for your consideration!

Quarantine of Library Materials Ends May 19

After receiving notification from the MD State Health Department, quarantine of library materials will end as of May 19.

Berlin and Ocean Pines Meeting Rooms

Non-profit and civic organizations will be permitted to use our meeting rooms at the Ocean Pines and Berlin branches, beginning May 17. The rooms will operate at 25-percent capacity.  Due to orders by Governor Hogan, masks are no longer required to enter the library.  The use of masks and social distancing are highly encouraged to protect any vulnerable and at-risk staff and visitors to the library.  Restrictions may change depending on state and local guidelines, including input from the Worcester County Health Department.

Expanded Hours Begin May 3

(Updated May 20, 2021)

All five library branches are expanding service hours beginning Monday, May 3. (We will close 15 minutes earlier to give staff time for cleaning.)

Due to orders by Governor Hogan, masks are no longer required to enter the library.  Use of masks and social distancing are highly encouraged to protect any vulnerable and at-risk visitors to our library. Thank you for your consideration!

Library Board Vacancy

The Library Board is seeking two Trustees to serve the Newark and Pocomoke areas.  Please see our application here: https://worcesterlibrary.org/about/board-trustees

Role of the Library Board of Trustees:

Laptops Now Available For Checkout

Need to do schoolwork, work on your resume, or do your taxes online? Worcester County Library has Dell Latitude laptops available for checkout

Reserve a laptop at your local branch now. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to check out a laptop?
You need to be 18 years old or older, with a valid library card in good standing. One laptop per library card.

Teen Reading Challenge 2021 - With A $500 Prize!

Worcester County Library has been selected as a recipient of a $1,000 Beanstack Black Voices Microgrant. We’re excited to share this news and what it means for our community!  The library has created a Teen Reading Challenge on Beanstack and will use the grant money to provide prizes. Participating teens will select books to read by authors from a variety of backgrounds, highlighting the rich diversity of the American experience. Each book they read will earn them a chance to win one of two $500.00 grand prizes!

Wireless Hotspots Now Available

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Take the internet with you!

Worcester County Library now offers mobile hotspots to check out.

A WiFi hotspot is a device that allows you to connect your enabled devices (e.g. laptop, smartphones, tablets, etc.) to the internet. The hotspot is portable so you can connect your device almost wherever you go. Check out a mobile hotspot with your library card!

Worcester County Library offers mobile Kajeet hotspots. They provide limited data on the Verizon network.

BrainHQ

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BrainHQ has 29 online exercises that work out attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, navigation, and intelligence.  If you want, you can have BrainHQ tell you exactly which exercises to do, and in which order: the personalized trainer feature, designed by scientists, continually measures your performance and serves up the exercises that are right for you.  Or if you prefer, you can design your own program, choosing exercises and workouts that meet your personal interests, mood, and schedule.

Back To School Resources For Learning At Home

As families prepare to start the school year in a unique way, the library has resources to support learning for all ages.

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