News & Announcements

Summer Reading Lists - Ocean of Possibilities

narwhal jumping out book graphic summer reading image

The Library is gearing up for Summer Reading and we are looking forward to this year's theme "Ocean of Possibilities." Not sure what to read? Looking for some fun and informative ocean-inspired books? Check out these lists!

https://worcesterlibrary.libguides.com/summerreading2022lists

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:

Library Branches Open Half-Day April 29 (1 - 5 pm)

On April 29, all Worcester County Library branches will be closed the first half of the day while library staff participate in an in-service training. All Worcester County Library branches will be open from 1-5 pm on Friday, April 29.

 

Paint Night Fundraiser - Worcester County Library Foundation

sun and wildflower paining

The Worcester County Library Foundation is hosting a Paint Night fundraiser on Thursday, May 19 from 6 - 8 pm at the Berlin Library branch.  All proceeds will support the annual Klein Leister - John Staley Scholarship Program.

Tickets cost $40 and include all painting supplies and light refreshments.  Call Amy to register - 410-632-2600.  Cash / Check (payable to Worcester County Library Foundation) required to reserve spot.

New Americans Corner

Welcome New Americans!  All five branches of the Worcester County Library have added citizenship resources to their collections and created a “New Americans Corner.”  Access to study materials, including practice books and flash cards, as well forms and applications from the U.S.

Job and Resource Fair set for March 16

The Worcester County Library is hosting a free Job and Resource Fair on Wednesday, March 16th from 3-6 pm at the Berlin branch (13 Harrison Avenue). This event is made possible in partnership with the American Job Center, Maryland Department of Education: Division of Rehabilitation Services, and the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce.  For more information on this event, please contact Elena Coelho at 443-783-6164 or ecoelho@worcesterlibrary.org. You also can call the Berlin branch at 410-641-0650.

New StoryWalk Selection with Local Connections

photo of storywalk panel from the book "By and By" by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Bryan Collier

In February the Worcester County Library installed a new selection at the StoryWalk® located at John Walter Smith Park in Snow Hill: “By and By: Charles Albert Tindley, the Father of Gospel Music” by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Bryan Collier.  This newest title celebrates Black History Month and is particularly notable for its local connections.

Valentine's Day Escape Room!

Do you have what it takes to solve all the puzzles of this escape room? Teams of 4 or fewer may participate all month long.  At the end of the month, teams with the shortest time will win a special prize. You can participate in the escape room at ANY Worcester County Library Branch!

Art for Wellness Series - Ocean Pines Branch

Join Art Therapist Sivan Perdue as she introduces and guides participants on ways to use art to increase wellness. This is a three-part series will be held at the Ocean Pines branch on Wednesdays, February 9, 16, and 23 at 10:30 am (please note updated dates, 2/2/22). This program is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore through the Katherine Ellen Brown Community Fund.

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