Tuesday, November 30th is #GivingTuesday: A global day of giving that celebrates generosity worldwide.
As the year comes to a close, I am excited to share the many ways the Library has
continued to be a consistent resource to the community. Our staff has kept the
love of reading exciting through their creativity, energy and passion for learning.
The Harford County Public Library continues to adapt in providing services
to the community. In early March 2021, the Library welcomed customers back
inside the branches following ten months of contactless drive through and
front door pickup services. Outdoor story times allowed us to reunite with
our youthful customers in person again. Free, contactless printing allowed
our customers to place remote printing orders and receive them in an hour.
Thousands of Take & Make craft kits were created for children and families. Our
librarians developed a “Preschool Traveling Library” to provide book bundles to
preschools and daycares as a remedy for not being able to visit in person.
Regardless of your age or interests, Harford County Public Library continues to
be an invaluable resource for the community. The Library held 4,983 programs
and events with more than 409,970 people in attendance. The Library’s annual
Winter Reading Program had more than 2,900 adults and teens participate and
over 10,000 books were read. The Summer Reading Adventure inspired 9,700
children, teens, and adults to read over 43,100 books.
This year has reminded us, once again, to focus on the importance of our
community. By supporting the Library with your donation, you are ensuring that
the services, programming and materials will continue to provide education and
enjoyment for yourself and the folks that make our community one of a kind.
Every dollar goes to Harford County Public Library, and allows us to continue
to deliver exceptional resources and services to our community. We are grateful
for your support!