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Programs & Special Services

Programs and Events


The Library offers programs and exhibitions on a wide range of subjects for a diverse audience. Author visits, computer skills, book groups, craft and art classes, history guests, and panel discussions are just a few of the cultural events you will find at the library!

Headlines & Happenings (H&H)

Headlines & Happenings is our quarterly newsletter featuring information on upcoming programs and events throughout the system.

Resources for Adults


Nonprofit organizations and other grant seekers searching for information on fundraising, nonprofit management, grant seeking and grant writing and related subjects have access to the Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center of New York located in the Maryland Room of the Bel Air Library. Tthe Harford County Public Library Grant Collection consists of a comprehensive print collection and dedicated computers to access these comprehensive resources. The collection includes the following resources: The Foundation Directory Online, which profiles more than 100,000 U.S. grant makers; Foundation Grants to Individuals Online; and Philanthropy In/Sight. Directories and proposal writing books are also available as part of this collection. For more information, Click here or please see a staff member at the Bel Air Library.

Oral History

Living Treasures

Over 300 oral histories have been collected from Harford County Living Treasures as recordings and transcripts of the interviews. In some cases, video or photographs are also included. These can be found in our catalog and browsed at the Bel Air Branch or requested and sent to other HCPL branches. Any Harford County resident who is at least 70 years old, and has lived in the county for at least 40 years, can be nominated as a Harford Living Treasure. Please print, complete, and mail the nomination form to the Harford County Cultural Arts Board.

Tax Forms & Information

HCPL staff welcome the opportunity to assist customers in finding tax forms and instructions on the federal and Maryland state tax websites and other state tax websites.

Meeting Room Rental

Meeting rooms are available for a fee at most of our branches.

Passport Acceptance Facility

The Bel Air Library processes passport applications and acts as an official Dept. of State Passport Acceptance Facility, offering services on a first come, first served basis during library hours.

Innovation Lab

The Harford County Public Library Innovation Lab at the Abingdon Library is a digital media lab that provides sixth grade through adult community members opportunities to be creators of electronic video, audio, publishing and 3D designs. The Lab is open to the public and can be reserved for special projects. Hands-on training is offered to help maximize the use of the equipment and software. Through creative experiences in the Innovation Lab, our customers develop new skills, resources, and products that help to drive Harford County's economy forward.