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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.

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.

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

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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.

Creativebug

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Creativebug offers over 1,000 art and craft video classes taught by top designers and experts.  Crafters, DIY-ers, and makers of all ages and skill levels can work along instructors to learn new techniques. Downloadable patterns, templates, and recipes are included.  What will you create?

#eBooksForAll

Beginning November 1, 2019, Macmillan Publishers will allow libraries to purchase only one copy of each new eBook title for the first eight weeks after a book’s release.  This limits access to new titles for readers like you.  Macmillan is the only publisher to propose such an embargo.  The American Library Association, the Public Library Association, the Urban Libraries Council, and libraries across the country are contacting Macmillan to express our concerns.  We need your voice as well.  We urge you to contact Macmillan to express your concerns about this recent purchasing policy decisio

Sensory Resource Collection

Sensory Resources Collection

Check out the Sensory Resource collection for children available at the Berlin branch library. Sensory tools can help improve focus, make your child more comfortable participating in group settings, and promote skill development and learning – while still having fun!

Digital Magazine Collection

Click here to access our collection of popular, full-color interactive eMagazines.

One Fish, Two Fish, We Fish, Free Fish

The Ocean City Branch of the Worcester County Library, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, is offering a Free Fishing Rod Loaner Program. Adults can check out a rod a tackle to use in bay and river waters. The library hopes to encourage individuals and families to explore the sport of fishing. An adult library card is required to check-out these rods. For more information and for program regulations, please visit the branch or call 410-524-1818.

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