News & Announcements

Upcoming January and February Programs

WCL Calendar of Events cover January February 2022

Flip through our digital calendar of events for January and February 2022:

We hope to see you at an upcoming program soon!

COVID Test Kits - CURBSIDE PICK-UP ONLY, While Supplies Last

The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is partnering with Worcester County Libraries (WCL) and County Government to connect residents with COVID test kits that they can use at-home. Kits are now available, while supplies last, at all five WCL branches: the Snow Hill, Pocomoke, Berlin, Ocean City, and Ocean Pines libraries.

Holiday Train Garden

Holiday Train Garden

Come enjoy an interactive Holiday Train Garden at our Ocean City Branch. Fun for all ages!  Younger patrons can also take part in a scavenger hunt to receive a fun prize.

The Winter Train Garden is open during the library’s normal operating hours.

Stories from the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Ocean City Branch Library has partnered with the Global Z Recording Project and 14 other libraries across the state of Maryland to collect stories related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Storytelling is known to be an incredibly powerful and valuable historical tool and we are looking for Worcester County residents to share their voices and experiences living through the pandemic. Stories will become part of the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Digital Maryland and Maryland State Archives collections where they will be available to benefit all of mankind.

Super Powered STEM: Book Scavenger Hunt - Monday, Nov. 15

How fast can you crack the code? And, how fast can you finish the list? Come and join us for an exciting scavenger hunt at the Ocean Pines Library on Monday, November 15 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you and your family!  For children ages 8 + up.

Expungement Clinic - November 16 from 4 - 6 pm

The Worcester County Library is offering a free expungement clinic in partnership with Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Services on November 16 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at our Ocean City Library (10003 Coastal Highway). 

It's coming....

Libratory photo

The Berlin Branch community room has been transformed to Doctor Maddockter's Mad, Mad Libratory.  Walk through, if you dare...

Thursday, October 28, 2021; 2 - 5:30 pm

Friday, October 29, 2021; 1 - 4:00 pm

Saturday, October 30, 2021; 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Worcester County History Week - October 10 - 16

Worcester County Library Bookmobile and librarian, dating from the 1960s

Worcester County Library is proud to be part of Worcester County History Week, slated for October 10 - 16.  The Ocean City Life Saving Stating Musuem has posted the complete line-up of special events here:  The library is offereing two sessions on the "History of Libraries in Worcester County" presented by Alec Staley on October 13 from 5 - 6 pm at the Snow Hill branch and on October 14 from 2 - 3 pm at the Ocean Pines Branch.

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.

Worcester County Library Foundation - Amazon Smile

Turning your Amazon purchases into contributions for the Library Foundation is a simple and automatic way to support the Library at no cost to you. Instead of shopping, try, a website operated by Amazon with the same products, pricing and shopping features.