News & Announcements

Limited Capacity Reopening – Beginning March 15

Limited Opening all Library Branches

All five library branches will open at limited capacity on March 15, 2021. No appointments will be necessary, but masks are required. Computers will be available first come, first serve, for 45-minute sessions. We are asking our patrons to keep their visits as brief as possible. (Please know we can’t wait to see you, but are trying to accommodate as many visitors as possible!) Library staff will assist at the copy machines.

Library-To-Go service now available Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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(updated September 9, 2020)

Worcester County Library branches are providing 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:

April 13 Library Board Meeting - start time changed to 9 am

The Worcester County Library Board of Trustees has changed the time for their next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 13 from 9:30 am to 9 am.  The will be held via Zoom.  All meetings are open to the public.  Information about upcoming board meetings and all other library events can be found on the library’s website, https://worcesterlibrary.libcal.com/.  Please feel free to email askus@worcesterlibrary.org or call 410-632-2600 with any questions.

Library Board Vacancy

The Library Board is seeking two Trustees to serve the Newark and Pocomoke areas.  Please see our application here: https://worcesterlibrary.org/about/board-trustees

Role of the Library Board of Trustees:

Laptops Now Available For Checkout

Need to do schoolwork, work on your resume, or do your taxes online? Worcester County Library has Dell Latitude laptops available for checkout

Reserve a laptop at your local branch now. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to check out a laptop?
You need to be 18 years old or older, with a valid library card in good standing. One laptop per library card.

Teen Reading Challenge 2021 - With A $500 Prize!

Worcester County Library has been selected as a recipient of a $1,000 Beanstack Black Voices Microgrant. We’re excited to share this news and what it means for our community!  The library has created a Teen Reading Challenge on Beanstack and will use the grant money to provide prizes. Participating teens will select books to read by authors from a variety of backgrounds, highlighting the rich diversity of the American experience. Each book they read will earn them a chance to win one of two $500.00 grand prizes!

Wireless Hotspots Now Available

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Take the internet with you!

Worcester County Library now offers mobile hotspots to check out.

A WiFi hotspot is a device that allows you to connect your enabled devices (e.g. laptop, smartphones, tablets, etc.) to the internet. The hotspot is portable so you can connect your device almost wherever you go. Check out a mobile hotspot with your library card!

Worcester County Library offers mobile Kajeet hotspots. They provide limited data on the Verizon network.

BrainHQ

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BrainHQ has 29 online exercises that work out attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, navigation, and intelligence.  If you want, you can have BrainHQ tell you exactly which exercises to do, and in which order: the personalized trainer feature, designed by scientists, continually measures your performance and serves up the exercises that are right for you.  Or if you prefer, you can design your own program, choosing exercises and workouts that meet your personal interests, mood, and schedule.

Back To School Resources For Learning At Home

As families prepare to start the school year in a unique way, the library has resources to support learning for all ages.

Voter Information

Important information about the 2020 General Election can found by visiting the Maryland State Board of Elections and the Worcester County Board of Elections.

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