Harford County Public Library Launches 2019 Summer Reading Challenge June 17

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‘A Universe of Stories’: Harford County Public Library Launches Summer Reading Challenge June 17 The program runs through August 31 and is for children of all ages to encourage continued learning that inspires a lifetime love of reading. In 2018, nearly 17,000 children and teens participated in the Summer Reading […]

Get Your Geek on With 8th Comic Con at HCPL – October 20

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  Harford County Public Library’s 8th Annual Comic Con, a celebration of all things nerdy, will be held October 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue. All Comic Con activities are free of charge. All day events at Comic Con include […]

Harford County Native, Young Adult Author Tracy Banghart Visits Bel Air Library September 22

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Photo Credit: April Anft   Harford County native and young adult author Tracy Banghart visits the Bel Air Library September 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a “Meet the Author” event to celebrate the release of her new book, “Grace and Fury.” “Grace and Fury” is filled with secrets, […]

Harford County Public Library Celebrates Black History Month

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Harford County Public Library celebrates Black History Month in February with 10 events at library locations throughout the county. Gee’s Bend Quilt Explorations is on display at the Aberdeen Library throughout February, giving customers the opportunity to explore the art and history of the quilts of Gee’s Bend. The Aberdeen […]

Record Number Participate in HCPL’s Summer Reading Challenge

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More than 19,000 Harford County children, teens read nearly 117,000 books Belcamp, Md., September 25, 2017  — A record 19,096 children and teens participated in Harford County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. Collectively they read 116,937 books. Three schools–Bel Air High School, Fallston Middle School, and Youth’s Benefit Elementary School–received […]

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Far Apart, Close in Heart Author Becky Birtha Discusses the Impact of Incarceration on Children Abingdon Library- September 27

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Far Apart, Close in Heart Author Becky Birtha discusses the impact of incarceration on children Abingdon, Md., September 8, 2017  — Becky Birtha, the author of “Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being a Family When a Loved One is Incarcerated,” will speak about her book Wednesday, September 27, from 6:30 […]

Aberdeen IronBirds Kick Off Celebration With Bill Ripken at the Abingdon Library

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On Saturday March 4, 2017 the Aberdeen IronBirds celebrated their upcoming season by holding a kick off event at the Abingdon Branch of the Harford County Public Library.  We had a chance to speak with Matt Slatus (the new GM for the IronBirds) and Bill Ripken to discuss the exciting […]

Harford County Public Library Offers Board Games to Promote Literacy, Critical Thinking

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Harford County Public Library Offers Board Games to Promote Literacy, Critical Thinking Customers of all ages at Harford County Public Library now have board games to check out and play. Board games promote literacy, critical thinking and provide an interactive experience. They promote a culture of positive interaction and player […]

Harford County Public Library Offers Binge Boxes

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A Library Addition For Movie Lovers: Harford County Public Library Offers Binge Boxes If you are a movie lover, Harford County Public Library has a new offering just for you–binge boxes. Binge boxes feature six movies in categories such as Disney Classics, detective noir, classic westerns, French cinema, ballet, classic […]

Havre de Grace Gets New Library That Features Specialized Areas For Children and Business

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    Havre de Grace, Md., June 15, 2016  —  A ribbon cutting for the new Havre de Grace Library, doubling in size and offering specialized areas for children and business, was held the morning of Wednesday, June 15. The ribbon-cutting ceremony featured remarks by Mary Hastler, CEO of Harford […]

Harford County Public Library Kicks Off Summer Reading Challenge on June 20

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“On Your Mark, Get Set…Read” is the theme of Harford County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge for children and incorporates physical fitness with reading. In 2015,  nearly 17,000 children participated in the Summer Reading Challenge, and they read more than 109,000 books. The program runs from June 20-August 20 and […]