What is an LLC?

April 17th, 2017

Many businesses have the letters LLC following their business name.  LLC stands for Limited Liability Company.  A limited liability company is a relatively new form of business ownership.  According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), a limited liability company is a hybrid type of legal structure that provides the limited liability features of a corporation Read More

Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit? Be sure to visit the library first!

April 10th, 2017

As the small business librarian, I occasionally meet with people who are passionate about a cause and want to start a nonprofit. Clients have the emotional drive and commitment to the cause, but they are not sure how to make their nonprofit dream a reality. With the help of CCPL’s resources, we can make the Read More

Buzz-Worthy Tips

April 3rd, 2017

I grew up terrified of bees. Most of friends, too, had a negative outlook towards bees—there were allergies and bee stings to worry about; if we saw a hive, we bee-tailed away from there. Not until I talked to a local gardener did I realize just how essential bees are to our environment. I knew Read More

Planning Meals for Families on the Go

March 27th, 2017

In honor of March being designated as National Nutrition Month, Cecil County Public Library is partnering with Union Hospital to raise awareness about healthy eating. A long time ago in an America far, far away DINNER was eaten by families gathered around a table. But in a time when Americans are working more hours than Read More

Maryland’s Cottage Food Business Law: Make and Sell Food from a Home Kitchen

March 20th, 2017

As the Small Business Librarian at the Cecil County Public Library, I am frequently asked about making food at home and selling it. According to the Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center, in 2012 Maryland established a Cottage Food Business Law. This law allows Maryland citizens to operate a home-based food business that does not exceed Read More

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Women Airforce Service Pilots

March 13th, 2017

Since March is also Women’s History Month, we often think of one of the most famous female pilots: Amelia Earhart. But there are many other legendary, inspiring women who have taken to the skies. Of course, in the early 1900s, women pilots were hard to come by. Aviation, a new, exciting technology, was a man’s Read More

Never Forget What You Read Again

March 6th, 2017

  Sometimes patrons ask if we can look up books they have borrowed and returned, to remind themselves if they’ve already read the book. While we don’t keep a record of items once a patron returns them, there are a number of ways to keep track on your own. Using your library card number and Read More

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Tools To Help Your Children Find Their Next Great Read

February 28th, 2017

  As librarians, we take pride in a child’s sense of wonder and intrigue. Every day, we see kids who are looking for materials on a specific title, author, or topic. We also take questions each day from children and parents alike, on finding something “good” to read. Good has a different meaning for just Read More

Devices and downloads

February 20th, 2017

Based on the widely-publicized recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, you may find yourself wondering, could my phone or device ever be fire hazard? Apart from the Samsung recall (which has been linked to a manufacturing defect) reports of exploding and fire-catching devices are very rare. However, the vast majority of modern devices use Read More

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Passion for the Elderly Turns into an Entrepreneurial Journey to Owning a Business

February 13th, 2017

When I first met Donna Harrity over a year ago, it was clear that she had a passion for the business she wanted to start. Donna Harrity’s drive to become self-employed started with a need she found in the community while working for 20 years as Director of Admissions at Calvert Manor. “People would call Read More

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