Library-To-Go service now available M - F, 10 am - 4 pm; Library branches remain closed

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(updated May 27, 2020)

Beginning Wednesday, May 27, Worcester County Library will provide safe access to physical materials through a limited pickup service called “Library-To-Go.”  You may contact your library at least 24 hours before you want to pick up materials and request up to 20 books, DVDs (Limit of 5), and audiobooks at a time.  We will schedule a time for you to pick up materials in a safe, no-contact, environment.

How it Works:

Call or fill out the request form, here.

  • Berlin – 410-641-0650
  • Ocean City – 410-524-1818
  • Ocean Pines – 410-208-4014
  • Pocomoke City – 410-957-0878
  • Snow Hill – 410-632-3495

Let us know what you’re looking for.  While we may not be able to receive items from other libraries, we have many wonderful titles in-house and we are ready to help you find your next great read.  Do you have specific authors and titles in mind? Would you like ideas on what to read next?  We can help with that.  Just please have your library card handy and contact us.

Requests can also be made through the online catalog on individual titles. We are currently limited to items on the shelves in the libraries. After searching, please use the "Narrow Your Search" option on the left to limit results to your local branch (Berlin, Ocean City, Ocean Pines, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill). Interlibrary delivery is not operational at this time. If you're using the catalog, please also call to schedule a pickup time.
 

(updated April 23, 2020)

Dear Patrons,

We do not have a reopen date yet, but we do have a few library updates to share:

The return date for library materials has been extended until June 1.  Please don't worry about returning library materials at this time.  Our book returns also remain closed - thank you for holding on to library items for now.

Programs and meeting room reservations have been cancelled through the month of May.  Library staff are developing procedures for our reopening.  We will need to quarantine library materials that are returned to the branches for up to 72 hours and will need to use the meeting rooms to store the items.

Staff members are using our 3D printers to create mask extenders at home.  We also continue to plan virtual programs for all ages, please check our website and social media sites for updates.  If you need any assistance, please email: askus@worcesterlibrary.org.  We are happy to answer any questions and can set up virtual "book-a-librarian" appointments if you need in-depth assistance.  Don't hesitate to reach out!

Your digital library remains open.  Please check our website and Facebook page for information regarding the library's robust digital collection.

We miss seeing you and thank you for your continued understanding,

Worcester County Library Board and Staff

Using our Digital Resources

While our physical locations are closed, you can still use the Worcester County Library with a computer, tablet, eReader, or smartphone. Your Library account also gives you access to digital and streaming media for kids, teens, and adults.

Need a Library Card?

Register for a free digital card.  Cards are valid for 90 days.

Free Downloads and Streaming Media

Hoopla Digital - stream or download a variety of media, including eBooks, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, music, and more -- all from major Hollywood studios, record companies, and publishers.

OverDrive - download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to a computer, mobile device, or mp3 player.

eReading Room for Kids - Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium for kids. Powered by OverDrive.

Digital Magazine Collection - access our collection of popular, full-color interactive eMagazines.

BookFlix - is a family-friendly reading program developed by Scholastic for youth in grades Pre K - 3, pairing classic storybooks with related nonfiction titles as well as colorful animations, rich audio, and interactive games.

ArtistWorks for Libraries - provides world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals, offering users everything they need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance. If you already have an account for Zinio magazines, you can use the same login information. If not, click on "Create New Account" in the top right corner, and enter your library card number to create an account. After the first time you can log in with your email address and the password you created.

Resources for Children

Beanstack - participate in online reading challenges year round! Earn virtual badges towards quarterly prize raffles, all while receiving tailored reading recommendations sent directly to your inbox.

BookFlix - is a family-friendly reading program developed by Scholastic for youth in grades Pre K - 3, pairing classic storybooks with related nonfiction titles as well as colorful animations, rich audio, and interactive games.

Brainfuse - this database provides test preparation, tutoring, and homework help, available seven days a week between the hours of 2 pm and 11 pm, EST.  Spanish speaking tutors available.

CreativeBug - #1 inspirational resource for crafters, DIY, and makers. Over 1,000 art and craft video classes for all ages, taught by top designers and experts.

Muzzy - an award-winning language learning program for kids, created by the BBC, using natural the immersion approach alongside animated stories, online games, printable flashcards, and worksheets.

Testing and Education Reference Center - in-depth information about colleges, universities, and careers with standardized test preparation, tuition assistance tools, certification exams, and advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and networking.

Research Databases

The library has many research databases available online with your library card. Find articles in digital newspapers or magazines, prepare for tests, practice a second language, learn a new skill, or discover a new hobby.

Genealogy/Local History

Local History Information and Links

HeritageQuest Online - A comprehensive genealogical source powered by Ancestry that includes census collection, city directories, military records, wills and probate records, images from the Freedman’s Bank, US Serial Sets, and plenty of maps and photos.

Digitized Microfilm – The library's microfilm collection housed in the Worcester Room of the Snow Hill Branch has been digitized by Advantage Companies, Inc. The collection consists of newspapers, church records, mortality records, census records, wills and other court records. The database can be searched using keywords or narrowed down by title or year of the document. An Advanced Search option provides more detailed filters. Funding for this project was provided through the Beulah V. Riley Trust.