The Rolling Reader is Harford County Public Library’s outreach bookmobile that promotes reading for pleasure in the form of targeted outreach. We aim to create a positive impact by visiting after-school programs that serve children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Please contact Susan Deeney at 410-612-1600 for additional information.
Sites visited during the school year
- Aberdeen Area APG Child Development and Youth Centers
- Edgewood Area APG Child Development and Youth Centers
- Edgewood Boys & Girls Club
- Havre de Grace Boys & Girls Club
- Edgewood Recreation Center
- Village at Lakeview Community Center
- Church Creek Elementary YMCA
- Deerfield Elementary YMCA
- Meadowvale Elementary YMCA
- Old Post Elementary YMCA
- Prospect Mill Elementary YMCA
- Riverside Elementary YMCA
- Joppatowne Elementary YWCA
- Windsor Valley Community Center
Phone: (410) 612-1600
Edgewood Branch Manager:
The Rolling Reader, Harford County Public Library’s juvenile outreach vehicle, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The Rolling Reader serves children in kindergarten through eighth grade and is on the road year-round Monday through Thursday. It is housed at the Edgewood Branch.
The vehicle first hit the road in January 2001 as a way to bring library resources and technology to children who may not have the opportunity to access one of the county’s branches. Over the years, the service had expanded to programming like arts and crafts and the important Summer Reading Program. In 2010, the Rolling Reader had 1,023 children register for the Summer Reading Program. Almost 70% of the children that signed up then completed the program.
The Rolling Reader visits YMCA programs, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, Youth Centers and Child Development Centers in the Aberdeen and Edgewood areas of Aberdeen Proving Ground, and after-school programs and summer day camps at various community centers. In 2009 Rolling Reader was awarded a MSDE Certificate of Recognition for “outstanding service and contributions to Maryland’s Extended Learning Programs.”