Wanted! Nominees for the 2019 FOL Board of Directors!

Looking ahead to 2019, the Friends of the Library will have openings on its Board of Directors, and is currently accepting applications from potential Board members. The Friends of the Library is committed to ensuring that the Libraries in our county remain first-rate institutions and to enabling the Libraries to

Continue reading

Friends of the Library Announces Quilt Raffle Winner

The Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library is happy to announce that Linda Agne of Stevensville is the winner of a hand-crafted quilt raffled off by the Friends. Pieced and quilted by a local Queen Anne’s County quilt group, the 57 inch x 66 inch quilt includes a blend of

Continue reading
PRS Guitars founder and Managing General Partner Paul Reed Smith (left) presents a new PRS guitar to lucky Summer Reading Program winner Zander Smith (10) of Stevensville, accompanied by (left to right) Queen Anne’s County Library youth service coordinator Julie Ranelli, Kent Island Youth Services Librarian Elaine Conway, and president of the Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library Kathie Smarick

Friends Help “Libraries Rock” This Summer

Summer in Queen Anne’s County is full of lots of wonderful traditions—crabs, beaches, boats… and the Library’s Summer Reading Program! This year, nearly 2000 children participated in this program at both Kent Island and Centreville Libraries, with an additional almost 800 adults joining in. The Friends of Queen Anne’s County

Continue reading
Kennard Elementary School Reading Pro recipient Kaisa Hickson, Kennard reading specialist Robin Blummer, and Friends of the Library Board of Directors member Beth Maier

Hard Work and Commitment Lead to Recognition of Students as “Reading Pros”

The Friends of the Library are committed to promoting literacy throughout our community. To support that principle, the Friends, working in collaboration with the Queen Anne’s County Public Schools established the Reading Pro award. This award acknowledges one 4th or 5th grade student at each of the six county elementary

Continue reading

Be a Sponsor of the 5th Annual Friends Book Sale!

The Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library will hold its Annual Book Sale on Saturday, August 25, at both Kent Island and Centreville libraries. The sale attracts hundreds of book lovers and savvy shoppers to each library every year. This year, the Friends are providing local businesses with the opportunity

Continue reading

Friends of the Library Support “Guys Read” Program in County Schools

If you stopped by any elementary school in Queen Anne’s County this spring during lunchtime, you might have wondered what was going on — amidst the controlled chaos of lunchtime, why did that group of 4th- and 5th-grade boys each have a book with them, and who was that grownup

Continue reading

Attend a Concert, Support the Friends!

On Friday, May 11, singer/storyteller Minton Sparks will perform a concert at Chesapeake College, sponsored by the Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts (QACA). QACA has provided the Friends of the Library with a limited number of tickets to sell for this concert, with all proceeds made by the Friends from

Continue reading

Friends’ 2017 Adult Spelling Bee is a S-U-C-C-E-S-S!

The Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library hosted its second Adult Spelling Bee on Thursday, October 19. Held at Wye River Upper School in Centreville, the event brought out more than 100 “Bee watchers” to cheer on the 9 teams that competed. After five official rounds of head-to-head-to-head competition, the

Continue reading

Friends Purchases Digital Monitors for Library

It is good news when your community library is offering so many programs that it runs out of bulletin board space to advertise these opportunities! And it’s even better news that — thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters — the Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library was

Continue reading

Sponsor the Friends’ Spelling Bee!

Here’s your chance to be part of a great event for our favorite cause–the Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library! The 2nd Annual (Adult) Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, October 19, and is major community event and a fund raiser for the Friends. We’ll have teams representing organizations

Continue reading