The Rolling Reader is one of many outreach services the Library provides to Harford County residents. The Rolling Reader promotes reading for pleasure, visiting after-school programs and early literacy centers that target children from birth through grade 8.
The Rolling Reader serves children in kindergarten through eighth grade and is on the road year-round Monday through Friday. 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, Boys and Girls Clubs, Youth Centers and Child Development Centers in the Aberdeen and Edgewood areas of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Head Start and Early Head Start, Title 1 Early Intervention, 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.”
For more information please contact:
Rolling Reader — Edgewood Branch
629 Edgewood Road
Edgewood, MD 21040
410 612 1600