Resources for Veterans and Military Families
Cecil County Public Library Resources
- Military Resource Collection: Explore our collection of adult, children and teen books, DVDs, and children's learning resource kits that connect military members and their families with materials that address the unique challenges of military life. Resources include materials about deployment, families, relationships, women's issues, re-entering civilian life, employment, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, job training, starting a business, and more. View a small sample of the available materials, or the complete list.
- One-on-One Tutoring - Contact Katherine Galbreath at the Perryville Library for 60 minute One-on-One computer instruction. Topics include basic computers, internet basics and search strategies (including on-line job searching), email setup and usage instruction, and basic Word and Excel.
- Career Center - Market your military experience to employers; study for the ASVAB, military flight aptitude tests, and officer candidate tests
- Small Business Information Center - The Small Business Information Center provides FREE information and individual assistance with the process of starting or running a small business.
- Get a free library card - Cards are valid at any Cecil County Public Library branch location.
- Did you serve in the military? Did a member of your family serve in the military? Learn more about Maryland Veterans Benefits and Services by visiting the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs website.
- Veterans' resources at Cecil College - Benefits and programs available for veterans at Cecil College
- Maryland's Commitment to Veterans provides a confidential forum for veterans and family members to discuss challenges they are facing.
- Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training - A non-profit organization established to provide veterans with comprehensive housing and supportive services including education, training and employment programs, emergency or transitional housing, and health care.
- Military OneSource - "A 24/7 Resource for Military Members, Spouses and Families," has numerous resources and links to additional resources provided by the DOD and other organizations.
- Military Child Education Coalition - The site promotes quality education for military children impacted by mobility, transition and separation. They partner with numerous organizations and link to art and writing contests for children.
- "Coming Together Around Military Families" - Offers numerous resources for military families from Zero to Three, a site which is dedicated to improving the lives of infants and toddlers. A quarterly online newsletter is available.
- United Through Reading - United Through Reading is dedicated to uniting separated family members through the bond of reading. One service they offer is to record a service member reading to his/her family and send the DVD to the family.
- DrugRehab.org - Provides resources for veterans with PTSD and substance abuse issues.
Looking for something to read? Librarians at Cecil County Public Library have compiled book lists that may interest you.
- Books for children and families about military families and Memorial Day.
- Lists covering several different wars are available providing nonfiction or primarily fiction.
- Korean War - DVDs and books, primarily nonfiction, about the Korean War.
- Interested in World War II? We have two nonfiction lists, a list of holocaust memoirs, and a list of books that are similar to Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken.