Effective July 1st Frederick County Public Libraries will be increasing the number of renewals allowed for most items from two (2) times to three (3) times. Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks available for renewal may still be renewed only once. Interlibrary loan items available for renewal may still only be renewed twice. Materials may be renewed in person at the library, by phone, or through our online catalog. Patrons with blocked accounts will not be able to renew materials.
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Farmland and cityscape will converge at the C. Burr Artz Public Library thanks to a new educational, interactive installation for children. Created exclusively for FCPL by The Burgeon Group and modeled after the rolling farm country and cityscapes of the county, Farm City is a 400 square foot space designed to spark children’s imaginations and inspire interactive, self-paced learning.
We need your help. If you could change FCPL’s Summer Reading Program, what would you change?
Take our one question survey at http://www.fcpl.org/summer-reading-survey-one and let us know how you would change Summer Reading at the library. Your responses could help shape future summer reading programs at Frederick County Public Libraries.
All ideas are welcome. Big and small, we want to hear them all! Please feel free to share the survey link with friends, family, and others in your community.
Join us on Saturday, June 21st, from 2:00pm – 7:00pm at the Urbana Regional Library for a celebration of music, art, activities, and fun. The Urbana Music Festival and Bistro, sporting a new name for its sixth year, promises to provide another exciting and fun-filled day with music, food, and entertainment for all ages.
This year’s entertainment includes:
Join Frederick County Public Libraries, the Fort Detrick Alliance, and BINK the Robot to get your 1st – 5th graders excited about STEM! The Think with BINK program invites visiting scientists from the Fort Detrick Alliance to teach children about STEM each month. The programs are specially designed to inspire elementary age children to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Thirty-three Frederick County students competed to be the top speller on March 15th at the 2014 Frederick County Spelling Bee. When the Bee ended in the 26th round, Stephen Hochschild walked away the winner of the county’s seventh annual bee. Hochschild is an eighth grader at Mother Seton School and was also the winner of the 2012 Frederick County Spelling Bee. Pratulya Santharam, an eighth grader at Urbana Middle School, took second place.
Join us from March 9th to March 15th to celebrate Teen Tech Week. This year’s theme is DIY @ Your Library and we have a variety of programs to help you get crafty, play with technology, and learn more about the free resources you can access with your library card.
Wear your green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Celtic tunes of Lúnasa! You don’t have to be Irish to join us for this fun, authentic Celtic music experience.
The world-renowned Irish instrumental band, Lúnasa, will perform at the 2014 Celtic Concert on Monday, March 17th, at 7:00pm at the Marion Burk Knott Auditorium at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD.
Moser Road in Thurmont, between Frederick Road and the Thurmont Regional Library, is expected to be closed between 7:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays to accommodate the installation of new sewer lines. This work is expected to take place over the next two to three weeks. The Thurmont Regional Library is open normal hours during this time and the library and library parking lot entrance can be accessed by using alternate routes.
The C. Burr Artz Trust Poetry Series is honored to host Natasha Trethewey, the nineteenth United States Poet Laureate (2012-2013) at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in downtown Frederick on Sunday, March 2nd, at 2:00pm. Thanks to the generosity of the C. Burr Artz Trust, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick Reads, and the Weinberg Center, this event is free and open to the public.