News & Announcements

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

(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.

Overdue Notice Error

The library was extending due dates last night for all patrons but (we think) because of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, it caused a glitch and overdue notices were sent out by mistake. We are so sorry this happened over the long weekend when you cannot contact us directly. Library staff will be in the branches on Tuesday if you have any questions. Our book returns are open and we hope to announce our library-to-go service plans next week. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Have a safe holiday weekend.

Library Book Returns are Open; Buildings Remain Closed

All five Worcester County Library buildings remain closed, but plans are now in place for a gradual restarting of public services.  Beginning Monday, May 18 at 11 am, all branches will open up library book returns.  Items will be quarantined for at least 72 hours to remove any contamination following recommendations from the State Library Resource Center.  Library staff will be available to answer phones Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Questions can also be sent to or to our social media site

May Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 9:30 am

Worcester County Library Strategic Plan Community Survey

Worcester County Library Strategic Plan Community Survey

Every few years, Worcester County Library reflects on the current state of the library and considers where it should be headed.  The resulting strategic plan is used to prioritize ongoing decisions about library service to the community.  As part of this important process, the library is conducting a survey.

COVID-19 Resource Guides

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

This page is updated frequently. Please email the library "" if we can be of any assistance during this challenging time.

Book returns closed to assist in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19

Book returns have been closed to assist in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Please don't worry about overdue books or returning items - any physical materials currently checked out will have their due dates extended until we reopen. And any holds that were placed will be waiting for you to pick up when we reopen, too.  We encourage you to visit our digital resources to explore books, movies, shows, research tools, and more to download and stream for the entire family.  Thank you for your understanding.

2020 Census

2020 Census Worcester Everyone Counts April 1 - July 31

It's time for the 2020 Census!  Worcester County Library is proud to be a part of the Worcester County Complete Count Committee’s education and outreach effort.  In 2010 only 59% of the residents of Worcester County completed the census survey - this was the lowest response in the State of Maryland.  Everyone living in the continental US, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas of the US is mandated by the US Constitution (Article 1, Section 2) to complete a census survey every 10 years.

Spring Reading Program (Spring into Books!)

Read. Log. Win.  Log as many books as you can in this FREE program for a chance to win the grand prize!  To get started visit: