The Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) is pleased to announce that its operating hours will be extended beginning Sunday, January 26. Each county library will have the same operating hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Additionally, the Crofton and Severna Park Community Libraries will begin offering Sunday hours. Along with the Annapolis, North County and West County Area Libraries, these two Community Libraries will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays from September through May.
Finally, AACPL would like to note that it has extended its short video contest by one week, pushing the deadline for submissions back to Friday, January 31 at noon. Parents and caregivers are asked to record videos of their children, up to five years of age, explaining in one minute or less why they love the library. The grand prize winner will receive season passes to Six Flags America, and two runners-up will get tickets to Medieval Times or a box-seat ticket package for the Bowie Baysox.
- Monday, January 27 -
* South County Community Library:
New Hours Party! – 9 AM – Celebrate our new hours by starting your day with a trip to the library for coffee and special prize drawings. Check out the display of timeless books and timely crafts for kids!
* Annapolis Area Library:
Building Big – 2 PM – Domes are curved structures – they have no angles and no corners. We’ll build a five-foot-tall geodesic dome as a group, then test its strength and learn about the power of the triangle!
- Tuesday, January 28 -
* Annapolis Area Library:
Otto the Auto – 9:30 and 10:30 AM – Otto the Auto, the beloved three-foot-tall remote-controlled car, returns for a special safety lesson storytime.
* Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library:
Lego Palooza! – 2 PM – Come in for some brick-snapping fun! Design and build your own fantastic creations. Note: We’ll supply the Legos; please do not bring your own. The bricks must stay at the library.
- Wednesday, January 29 -
* Mountain Road Community Library:
Snowy Day Stories – 10 AM – Button up your coats and brave the cold to hear some winter stories! (For preschoolers.)
* North County Area Library:
Anime and Manga Club – 6 PM – Share in the love of Japanese comics and animation! For old and new fans. Just drop in.
- Thursday, January 30 -
* Broadneck Community Library:
Baby Signing Time! – 10 AM – Learn a few simple signs and start communicating with babies and young children. Older siblings welcome.
* Brooklyn Park Community Library:
Games Galore! – 3:45 PM – Come and play! Bring your collectible cards to play or trade, play one of our board games, or try out our game console (Wii or Xbox).
- Saturday, February 1-
* Severn Community Library:
Tooth Fairy Party! – 10 AM – Enjoy fun stories and activities celebrating the milestone of losing a “baby” tooth and promoting dental health.
* Maryland City at Russett Community Library:
CPR Workshop for Teens and Adults – 10 AM – Learn when cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is needed, how to give it, how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and how to recognize and help a choking victim. This is an information session only; no certification cards will be given.
This is just a sample of the many events to take place across the system’s 15 branches next week. A full list of library events and programs can be found in the current issue of Library Happenings! or on the web at www.aacpl.net. For more information on these or any other programs, please call Laurie L. Hayes, AACPL Director of Public Relations and Marketing, at 410.222.7371.