Plan for your business with Demographics Now

November 28th, 2016

As a business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, predicting industry trends and demographic changes can be a crucial component of future success.  Nearly every entrepreneur would probably agree with this, but the challenge comes in learning how to accurately predict these changes and where to go to find this type of information.  For Cecil County Public Read More


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Stress-Relief Tips for Teens @ Your Library

November 21st, 2016

Teens are busier than ever. When a typical day begins with a rushed early morning routine, a day full of classes, extra-curricular activities and part-time jobs, and then the day ends with homework when they finally do get home, it’s no wonder more teens are feeling stressed. What can we do to reduce stress and Read More



Harry Potter

November 14th, 2016

I grew up with Harry Potter. I was enduring adolescence with the reassurance that at least there would always be a Harry Potter book (or movie) to look forward to. When Harry Potter was going through his adolescent angst, I was right there with him. I can’t say I really understood what it was like Read More


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News You Can Use – Accessing Digital Books & E-Audiobooks Now Even Easier with CCPL’s OverDrive

November 7th, 2016

OverDrive, Cecil County Public Library’s service for checking out digital books and audiobooks to your computer, tablet or phone, is getting a new look next month. The refresh of the site will offer a number of improvements for finding titles, exploring recommendations and managing your account. Using OverDrive, you can check out up to six Read More



Small Business Information Center Client Highlight: Aristos’ Harvest – Beth Tumas

October 31st, 2016

Beth Tumas walked into the Small Business Information Center at the Cecil County Public Library back in 2012 with the dream of creating a small business that produces and sells natural honey and goat milk products, locally, with fresh homemade ingredients. At the time, Tumas did not even own a single bee or goat, but Read More



Literary Halloween Costumes (on a budget)

October 24th, 2016

I always, always, always wait until the last minute when it comes to Halloween costumes. It crosses my mind briefly in early September, but I wave it away, thinking I have plenty of time. Then the week before I’m scrambling to find anything that would look decent. If you’re the same way, struggling to think Read More


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Tips to Help Your Child Get Ready For Entering Kindergarten

October 17th, 2016

Did you know children who enter kindergarten ready to learn are more likely to read at or above grade level by the end of 2nd grade than those children who do not enter school ready to learn? As your child’s first and most important teacher, it’s never too early to start preparing your child for Read More



News You Can Use: 10 Easy Steps to Protect Your Facebook Account

October 10th, 2016

    I love shaking up old stereotypes and telling people how tech-savvy Cecil County Public Library’s librarians are. Our staff uses technology for almost every part of their jobs: from teaching about tablets, downloading apps, uploading resumes or business plans to doing deep research and data analysis to find the best information. One area of Read More



Attention Business Owners, Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Job Seekers – We’ve got a resource tailored just for you!

September 30th, 2016

Database is a word librarians throw out there, but it’s not always clear what we mean. I want to share a database that you will use, wish you knew about before, and then use again and again. What is it? Reference USA. Reference USA is easy to use and free to all Cecil County Public Read More


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Uncover Your Family History

September 26th, 2016

Did you know that if you go back 10 generations in your family tree, you have 1,024 direct-line ancestors? Ten generations may sound like a lot, but if you were born in 1950, ten generations may only bring you back to 1700 – a little over 300 years ago! Direct-line ancestors only include parents, grandparents, Read More


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