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2013 Summer Lunch Program

on Mar 23, 2013 in Library News |

In our area, many children depend on the school lunch program in order to have something eat every day. During the summer months when school is not in session and that resource is unavailable, many children must do without. The need is especially great in the Brunswick area. The Brunswick Public Library and Friends are pleased to present and prepare a summer lunch program for children at our library. We will be providing healthy bag lunches combined with a literacy activity and a free book to take home one day per week, every week for the 9 weeks of summer. This program will emphasize good nutrition with fresh food and engage minds with literacy programming and activities. We plan to provide for 50 children every week. We are seeking $3,000 to create and run this program this summer. We are asking local businesses and individuals to consider supporting this project. We are proud of...

Brunswick – The Documentary

on Aug 16, 2012 in Library News |

As part of the “Stories from Main Street” exhibit coming to Brunswick at the end of August, this local student-produced film provides an oral history of Brunswick and the Railroad that made it. Smithsonian Institution: Stories From Main Street: Brunswick – The Documentary Developed by Brunswick Students, the Brunswick Library, and the Brunswick Railroad Museum. Project support provided by the Smithsonian Institution Youth Access Grant program and the Maryland Humanities Council.

Looking for Art!

on Mar 6, 2012 in Library News |

Now that the new Library has opened, there is so much more space. Even with so much of the exterior walls being floor-to-ceiling windows, there are still plenty of places inside that could do with a little decoration. One of the primary purposes of the Friends of the Library is to seek out and acquire art for the Library. As such, we’re looking for a large, signature piece to mount above the fireplace. As such, we’re looking for an artist who lives or works within a 50-mile radius of Brunswick to create some art for the Library. Details here: Request for Proposal: Artwork for Brunswick The Frederick County Community Foundation will allocate up to $15,000 for the creation of a piece of artwork for the Fireplace Reading Lounge of the Brunswick Public Library. The scope of the work will consist of: One (1) piece of art to be installed in the Fireplace Reading Lounge....

Ebooks are not killing Libraries

on Oct 14, 2011 in Library News |

You might think that the advent of ebook readers like the Kindle and the NOOK might spell the end of libraries as we know them. Au contraire! Ebook checkouts increased by more than 200% in 2010, according to a recent study from OverDrive, the leading distributor of ebooks and digital audiobooks to libraries. Ebook checkouts continue to accelerate, almost tripling through September. This adds to the more than 12 million ebook checkouts so far in 2011, paidContent reports. More than two-thirds of public libraries in the U.S. now offer ebook checkouts, more than 15,000 of which use OverDrive’s platform. That includes heavy hitters like the New York Public Library. Read the rest at Mashable: Libraries Fight Back: Ebook Checkouts Up...