Friends’ Support Helps Make 2019 Summer Reading Program a Success

Both the Kent Island and Centreville branches of the Queen Anne’s County Library were filled throughout the summer this year, with almost 2500 county residents participating in the Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program. The program’s theme—A Universe of Stories—celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and library

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Bigger-Than-Ever Friends of the Library book sale to be held Aug. 23-24

From Bay Times: https://www.myeasternshoremd.com/qa/community/news/bigger-than-ever-friends-of-the-library-book-sale-to/article_e72974b5-db63-58ae-89ae-a9fbec0ad1a9.html The Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library will have thousands of books, DVDs, and CDs for sale at hard-to-beat prices at its sixth snnual Used Book Sale. The event has grown each year and, for the first time ever this year, the Book Sale will be a

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Friends of the Library Honor “Reading Pros” Moving on to Middle School

During awards programs and promotion ceremonies at each QACPS elementary school in June 2019, the Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library were delighted to be able to honor one student at each school as a “Reading Pro.” This award acknowledges one 4th or 5th grade student at each of the

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Founding Friends Board Member Lins Featured

What’s Up? Media selected Friends Board of Directors member Penny Lins for its January 2019 “Towne Salute.” As noted in the feature, Penny has been a devoted advocate for the Library, consistent with her love of books and belief the libraries are essential to any community. The Friends are certainly

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Friends Mid-Year Progress Report 2018

As of September,  here’s what the Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library have funded already in 2018: 118 Library-based programs and events in June, July, and August for almost 1600 county children (aged 0 to 18 years) through the “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program a Home Video/VHS Conversion Center at which

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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

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Spirit Day = A Sweet Success

The Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library were thrilled to welcome so many neighbors and community members to Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt on July 19 for a Friends Spirit Day.  Families beat the heat by filling up on Sweet Frog, while all kids were able to select a free book–donated

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Bay Times Reviews Friends’ Spelling Bee

The Bay Times/Record Observer featured an overview of the Friends’ successful first-ever Adult Spelling Bee, held on October 20, 2016.  (A subscription is required to read the full article.) The Friends appreciate support for this event from throughout the community!

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Can you de-throne the 2016 Spelling Bee champions?

Shore Update’s Spelling-Bee Re-cap

Thanks to Shore Update for providing a detailed summary of the Friend’s Adult Spelling Bee, held on October 20 at Wye River Upper School. As noted in the article, the teams dazzled the “bee-watcher” audience with their spelling knowledge and with their good-natured competitive drive!  And the event raised more

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Bay Times Reports on Friends’ Book Sale Success

The Bay Times reported on the 2016 Friends of Queen Anne’s County Book Sale–the most successful sale by the Friends to date. The Friends are appreciative of the support from the hundreds of community members who came to the sale to restock their home libraries. The Friends were delighted to welcome new

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