Category Archives: Library

Caroline County Public Library seeks Summer Meal Assistant Volunteers

Caroline County Public Library
May 16, 2017

Teens and adults are invited to gain valuable work experience, serve their community and support their library this summer by volunteering at the library’s Central Library in Denton.

Volunteers will assist library staff with setting up the meeting room tables and chairs for lunch, serving pre-made bagged meals to a group of about fifteen children ages 9-14, spending time engaging with the children as they eat their meal, and cleaning up tables and the meal area when lunch is over.

This work is ideal for people who love to work with children. Both adults and high school students entering 11th and 12th grade are encouraged to apply. Students can earn Service Learning hours helping out with this program.

Volunteers will be needed to assist with serving lunch Mondays through Fridays from 12:30-2pm, from June 25 through September 1, 2017.

Volunteers may work any number of days per week; schedule is flexible based on volunteers’ availability. Volunteers under the age of 18 are eligible to eat Summer Meal during their volunteer shift.

To apply, please contact Amanda Courie, Youth Services Manager, at acourie@carolib.org or 410-479-1343 ext. 157.

Welcome Back! Caroline County Public Library to Have a Fine Forgiveness Week

Caroline County Public Library
April 22, 2017

The Caroline County Public Library says, “You forgot? We forgive!” The library is offering a special “Welcome Back” Fine Forgiveness Week to encourage customers to return overdue items to the library, have old charges forgiven and become active library users again.

Visit any library location from May 15-20, 2017, return any overdue items you can find at home, and ask to have your fines forgiven and card updated (bring proof of address). Your library card will be wiped clean as if brand new. And if you have lost your library card and need a new one, stop by any location during Fine Forgiveness Week and we will replace it for free.

According to Library Director Debby Bennett, “The library’s mission is to bring people, information, and ideas together to enrich lives, increase knowledge and build community.  It’s not to collect fines.  Overdue fines were meant as an incentive for library customers to bring items back to the library on time. Fines were never meant to discourage our customers from returning to the library. We see this as a way to welcome you back. If library charges have been keeping you away, we miss you and want you back to see all the great things the library has to offer you and your family!”

The idea to offer a fine forgiveness week was proposed to the Library Board of Trustees at their April meeting, where they voted unanimously to support it. “A number of the Board members work in business and finance and acknowledged that it is sometimes necessary to “write off” a loss, especially if that loss is small and occurred years ago,” said Board President Dr. Caroll Visintainer.  “Staff shared that records show most delinquent customers owed less than the current cost of a single hardback book, yet they found that nearly all of these customers have simply stopped using the library. That was never the intent. This is a fresh start for everybody.”

If you have library materials at home that you have dreaded bringing in, fine forgiveness week is for you!  If you can tell us a great story about why you haven’t been in for so long, even better! Perhaps you were abducted by aliens? Your library books formed the foundation of your house made of books? No matter the reason, your fines are forgiven.  Welcome back! For more information, call the library at 410-479-1343 or visit carolib.org.

Digital Learning Night at the library!

Caroline County Public Library
February 1, 2017

Drop in to Digital Learning Night at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton for a technology open house and learn all about the technology your local school system and library have to offer.  

Stop by on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm and enjoy hands-on STEM activities, demos of 3-D printers and the library’s Music Lab, and much more! Have you ever wanted to try out the latest Virtual Reality headsets? We will have Oculus, Vive, and other headsets available for you to play with!

Refreshments will be provided by the Caroline County Culinary Arts Program. Program brought to you through a partnership of Caroline County Public Schools and Caroline County Public Library.

For more information, please call 410-479-1343 or visit carolib.org.

Summer Reading fun continues at the Caroline County Public Library

Caroline County Public Library
June 20, 2016

The summer fun continues with great free programs at all three Caroline County Public Library locations.

• Kids get to join the fun when The Uncle Devin Show, whose mission is to convey universal principles of love through their live music experiences, presents “Journey through the Land of Percussion,” in two locations! Thursday, July 7 at 11am at the North County Greensboro Branch and again at 2pm at the Federalsburg Branch.
• The Bright Star Touring Theatre presents “Aesop’s Fables” on Monday, July 11 at 11am at the Central Library in Denton. From The Fox and the Grapes to the The Lion and the Mouse, these animal-filled adventures focus on honesty, compassion, hard work and kindness.
• Kids age 5-8 and their caregivers are invited to get in the Olympic spirit with Library Olympics! Test your skills in a variety of events based on favorite nursery rhymes, fairy tales and books. This program will be offered at the Federalsburg Branch on Wednesday, July 6 at 10:30am (call 410-754-8397 to register) and at the North County Greensboro Branch on Thursday, July 14 at 10:30am (register at 410-482-2173).

There are many more upcoming Summer Reading programs, including playgroup at the library, Family Dance Party, STEAM programs and much more. Some require registration, so pick up a Summer Reading flier at the library, call 410-479-1343 or visit www.carolib.org today! All programs are FREE.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Summer Reading kicks off at the Caroline County Public Library

Caroline County Public Library
June 3, 2016

Have some free fun at your Caroline County Public Library this summer. Sign up now at your favorite library location to read your way through summer, as you play games, win prizes, and beat the heat at cool programs!

• Magic comes to the library on June 16, 2016 as Mike Rose brings his “SPORT-acular Magic” presentation.
• Don’t miss the exciting dancing warriors of Capoeira is Culture: Dance and Martial Arts from Brazil on June 21, 2016.
• The Blue Sky Puppet Theatre presents “Bananas” on June 23, 2016. Join the fun; these puppets encourage audience participation!

Each of these programs will be held at the Central Library in Denton at 11:00am. No registration necessary.

There are many more upcoming Summer Reading programs, including Library Olympics for ages 5-8 at the Branches, playgroup at the library, STEM programs and much more. Some require registration, so pick up a Summer Reading flier at the library, call 410-479-1343 or visit www.carolib.org today! All programs are FREE.

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Free Library Movie Night! “Zootopia” at Library in Federalsburg

Caroline County Public Library
May 20, 2016

Cheer on Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, as she jumps at the chance to crack her first case – even if it means partnering with a scam-artist fox to solve the mystery.

Disney fans of all ages are invited to the Caroline County Public Library in Federalsburg to watch Zootopia (PG) on Friday, June 10 at 6pm.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 410-754-8397 or visit www.carolib.org.

Library offers free computer classes for job seekers

Caroline County Public Library
March 2016

Enhance your job seeking skills at this four-part series designed to help you get a job! Each session, held on four consecutive Mondays, from 2-3pm, covers a different topic:

April 4 – Business email
April 11 – Google job searching techniques
April 18 – Using our FREE online Gale Courses (offering certificates of completion)
April 25 – Promoting yourself with Social Media

All classes are held in the Caroline County Public Library’s Central Library Computer Lab in Denton. For information or to register, please call 410-479-1343, Ext. 1 or email info@carolib.org.

Explore Space at the library!

Caroline County Public Library
October 29, 2015

Star gazers of all ages are invited to learn how to build a powerful working telescope through a detailed description at this presentation, with illustrations and photographs describing the entire process A-Z. It’s so easy a 3rd grader can do it!

Following the presentation, view the Moon, the rings of Saturn and other beautiful objects in the night sky, weather permitting, with a telescope just like the one you can build.

This free program will be held at the Caroline County Public Library’s North County Branch in Greensboro on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 6-9pm.

Federalsburg Branch Library teen movie night features Pitch Perfect 2

Caroline County Library
October 27, 2015

The Bellas are back, and they are aca-awesome! Teens ages 13-17 are invited to come to Teen Movie Night at the Caroline County Public Library in Federalsburg. We’ll watch Pitch Perfect 2 (PG-13), snack on popcorn and sweet treats, and see the Bellas compete in an international competition. Will they overcome scandal, get their act together, and win the battle that no American group has ever won? Find out on November 13th at 6pm at the Federalsburg Branch Library’s meeting room. For more information, please call 410-754-8397 or 410-479-1343.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Comes to Caroline County!

Caroline County Library
October 2015

Celebrate the kick-off of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Caroline County on October 31, 2015 10am-noon, at the Caroline County Public Library’s Central Library in Denton. Join us for snacks and crafts at 10am and then watch the Blue Sky Puppet Theatre perform their puppet show, “The Three Not-So-Little Pigs Meet the Halloween Witch,” at 11am.

Imagination Library will send a FREE BOOK in the mail every month until your child’s fifth birthday! You can register your child for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library at any branch of the Caroline County Public Library, or online at www.imaginationlibrary.com. Sign up today; the time you spend reading with your children opens their minds to faraway places and exciting adventures, and sets them on the pathway to lifelong learning.