Outlander Pub Trivia

February 6th, 2017

Many bars and restaurants host weekly trivia nights—chances are you have a friend or family member who frequents a local bar on a weekday night for just that reason. Have you ever wondered how trivia nights originated? Pub trivia, as it is most commonly called, first appeared in Great Britain sometime in the 1970s. There Read More

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The Best Way to Read to Your Child

January 30th, 2017

What is one of the best things you can do for your young child? Reading out loud! It stimulates early brain development and promotes the development of language and social skills. Sounds pretty awesome, right? Does it matter if a child reads from a tablet, a laptop, a PC, a smartphone, or a regular book? Read More

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A Maryland Road Trip for Foodies

January 23rd, 2017

If tasting new foods and discovering Maryland’s diverse landscape is on your to-do list this year, try this 340 mile restaurant road trip. We are starting out west — Patrick’s Pub in Cumberland. This place is clean, hip, and welcoming. The large windows lighten up the décor of green accents and pitch black wooden furniture. Read More

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Cecil Business Resource Partners Prove to be Game Changer for Local Veteran-Owned Business: Peacock Training Institute, LLC

January 17th, 2017

I am so proud to have played a role in Cecil County native Alan Pfau opening his very own firearms training business, Peacock Training Institute, LLC. His story is so compelling because it showcases the power of successful partnerships between local organizations, and the strength the library has in connecting patrons to vital community resources. Read More

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A New Twist on Resolutions for the New Year

January 9th, 2017

Adults across the county have made lists of New Year’s Resolutions for 2017. While eating healthy and working out more frequently are admirable resolutions, they can be difficult to keep, don’t always involve the entire family, and are often not all that fun. Try something different this year, and involve your children by making family Read More

Ways to Save at CCPL

January 2nd, 2017

Did you give or get a new smartphone or tablet this holiday? Or maybe you’re just looking to save a little after spending a lot? With just your library card and a few quick clicks, you can access a wealth of online, streaming, or downloadable content through Cecil County Public Library. No fines, no fees, Read More

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A new advisory tool for avid readers

December 26th, 2016

One of my favorite things to do in the library is browse the shelves. I run my fingers along the edges of the books until one catches my eye. I can flip through it and decide whether or not to take it home. Sometimes I stop at the new books shelves. Other times I wander Read More

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

December 19th, 2016

Are you still struggling to find that final gift for a friend or family member? Have you racked your brain to figure out what they would possibly enjoy? No worries: here’s a list of books for everyone in your life. The best part? Once they finish, they’ll surely let you borrow the copy! And remember: Read More

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Books Without Words

December 12th, 2016

Yes, you read that right, books without words also known as wordless books. They do exist! And, they are great for helping young children develop their literacy skills. From the very start, when we read to children we regularly point to the pictures and ask what an object is. Many early board books have super Read More

Making Your Online Accounts More Secure with Two-Factor Authentication

December 5th, 2016

In this season of travel, shopping and giving it’s tempting to make your passwords and logins super simple to save time and the hassle of having to remember them. It is precisely because of this hectic time of year we recommend increasing security measures to protect your online accounts. Many times, when you log into Read More

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