November 30th, 2015

Cecil County Public Library Bookmobile

bookmobileSo many Cecil County citizens tell us that they remember the impact the bookmobile had on them when they were children.  Today, lack of transportation and isolation is still a challenge for many Cecil County children and families and our bookmobile is as important as ever to continue opening the world of reading, books, and imagination to Cecil’s children.

We recognize the needs of our community and target our bookmobile outreach and services to meet the needs of children and families less likely to come to a library branch. We have introduced programs like “My Special Book” for our youngest students to come aboard the bookmobile and choose a high-quality hard-covered book to keep.

Our bookmobile is a critical tool in our outreach to these communities but growing mechanical issues have created disruptions in service. We need a new bookmobile to ensure continued, high-quality service. Together with the Friends of the Cecil County Public Library, we plan to raise significant funds toward the purchase of the new vehicle.

Strong community support of this indispensable program is vitally important to securing additional funding from the county for the purchase of a new bookmobile.

Share your bookmobile memories with us!  (410) 996-1055 x129  or fwalker@ccplnet.org  


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October 19th, 2015

Who are the Best of the Baddies?

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The Friends of the Cecil County Public Library invite you to a frightfully good evening at 7:00pm on October 24th at Minihane’s Irish pub and Restaurant in Elkton. We are holding a dinner fundraiser to celebrate the birthday of author Anne Rice (which actually falls on October 4) and to debate which group is the best of the baddies: Vampires or Witches?

Anne Rice is the author of the “Vampire Chronicles” and the “Mayfair Witches Collection,” hence our theme. Much of the action for these novels takes place in Anne Rice’s home town of New Orleans, so you will notice a distinct Cajun/Creole emphasis to the menu, which can be found by clicking here.

The evening will kick-off with a welcome beverage, followed by a four-course meal with beer and wine pairings. The price is $60 per person, which includes all of the items listed on the menu, along with beverage pairings, tax, gratuity, and a donation to The Friends.

We’ll award prizes throughout the evening, and there will be trivia and competitions, so be prepared to challenge your dining companions! Costumes are optional, but encouraged.

Advanced reservations are required. Reservations may be made directly through Minihane’s in person or by phone at (410) 996-0047.  Please make your reservations early, as space is limited!


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