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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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Friends to Raffle Hand-made Quilt

The Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library will be selling raffle tickets for the chance to win a beautiful hand-made quilt. Pieced and quilted by a local Queen Anne’s County quilt bee, the 57 inch x 66 inch quilt includes a mix of blue, green, and white fabrics in an

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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

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County Leaders Set to Face Off in Friends of QAC Library Spelling Bee

The Friends of the Queen Anne’s County Adult Spelling Bee is set for Thursday, October 19, when 9 teams will go head-to-head in a battle to find the champion spellers of the county! Participating teams are representing: the Centreville Town Council, Matapeake Elementary School, Symphony Village outreach, Centreville Rotary, Gunston

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