An Introduction to Cecil County and CCPL
Cecil County, Maryland, population 99,500, is located between Baltimore and Philadelphia, near I-95 and Wilmington, Delaware. At the top of the Chesapeake Bay, Cecil County offers unparalleled access to the bay and its tributaries. Although predominantly a rural county of charming water-oriented small towns, and horse, vegetable, fruit, and dairy farms, Cecil County’s population is growing rapidly. Cecil’s proximity to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Newark, and Wilmington, provides easy access to metropolitan and suburban areas. Cecil County is on the MARC train line. Cecil offers excellent community life, strong neighborhood schools, the opportunities presented by growth, and extraordinary natural beauty.
Cecil County Public Library system (“CCPL”) has seven branches and a bookmobile. CCPL is feeling the pressure of rapid community growth and has developed plans for expansion of its services and facilities. CCPL has a history of exceptionally strong programming for adults, children, and young adults. CCPL uses the SirsiDynix automation system, has full Internet access, and uses the iBistro web catalog. Its Central Library, based in Elkton is 25,000 sq. ft. and includes a 4,000 sq. ft. enclosed children’s room. The Rising Sun branch has 7,500 sq. ft. and the recently-opened Chesapeake City branch has 5,700 sq. feet. The Perryville branch library, which opened in 2008, has 15,000 square feet. The communities of North East, Cecilton and Port Deposit are also served by thriving library branch locations. The CCPL staff, now numbering nearly one hundred, values creativity, outstanding customer service, team-spirit, and professionalism.