County Students Selected as “Reading Pros”

Promoting literacy is a core goal of the Friends of the Queen Anne’s County Library. With that in mind, the Friends, working in collaboration with the Queen Anne’s County Public Schools established the Reading Pro award. This award acknowledged a 4th or 5th grade student at each of the six

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Seeking 2017 Book Sale Sponsors!

The Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library will hold its Annual Book Sale on Saturday, August 26, at both Kent Island and Centreville libraries. This year, the Friends are providing local businesses with the opportunity to sponsor one of the tables at the book sales. So, if you are a

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County Provides Funding to Launch KI Library Expansion

The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners voted to include $325,000 in its FY2018 budget for the planning and design of an expansion of the county’s Kent Island library, matching a grant from the State of Maryland to support this project, which will now launch in late 2017. As noted by the Bay Times,

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Come on out to Pet-a-Palooza!

Queen Anne’s County Library is holding its 5th Annual Pet-a-Palooza event on Sunday, May 21, at the Centreville Library.  All (including well-behaved, vaccinated dogs on a 6-foot leash) are welcomed to attend events throughout the day, including sessions with animal experts and merchandise from local vendors. A full schedule and list of

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Voice Your Support for an Expanded KI Library!

Our county has a great opportunity to make our library system even stronger than it is: The State of Maryland has provided a grant to the county to support the first phase of an expansion of the Kent Island library–an expansion that would provide additional meeting rooms, expand the children’s

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Bay Times Reports on New Appointments to the Friends Board of Directors

The Kent Island Bay Times reported on March 15, 2017, about changes to the composition of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Queen Anne’s County which voted on at the 2017 Friends Annual Meeting. After serving as the president for more than 3 years–since the launch of the county’s Friends

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Thank You, Outreach of Symphony Village!

The Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library recently received a generous donation of $2,700 from Outreach of Symphony Village. These funds were raised during the 8th Annual Card and Game Party held by Outreach of Symphony Village. More than 100 people attended the event at the Symphony Village clubhouse in

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Friends’ Work Recognized in Bay Times and Record-Observer

Eastern Shore newspapers recognized the Friends’ recent contribution of new furniture to the Kent Island library, noting that the library director welcomed this addition to the busy branch. The article also provides details on the Friends’ Annual Meeting and invites interested community members to become a Friend! See “Friends Provide

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Friends Fund New Seating Area at Kent Island Library

The members and supporters of the Friends of Queen Anne’s County library have given generously to the Friends, through membership in the organization, attending fund raising events, buying used books in the libraries’ lobbies and at the Annual Used Book Sale, and in so many more ways. This generosity allowed

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Thinking of Joining the Friends? Come to the Annual Meeting!

The Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library will be holding its Annual Meeting on Monday, March 6, at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place at Kent Island Library. The Friends will welcome new members at this meeting, as well as provide an update on the group’s accomplishments during the past

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