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World Book Night 2013

A picture of the moon with "World Book Night US: April 23, 2013" on it.

FCPL is helping give out half a million free book across America on April 23rd.

Hospitals, food pantries, and nursing homes across the world are among the recipients of free, new books donated by publishers

On April 23, 2013, 25,000 volunteers from Berkeley to Boston and Sitka to Sarasota will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across the country.

New Storytime at Urbana and Storytime Changes at Middletown

Cat in the Hat reading a story to a group of Children

Urbana Regional Library is unveiling a new storytime entitled Petite Playgroup at the Library for kids aged birth to age 3, with adult on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. Enjoy an hour of independent play during which you and your child can socialize with other parents, caregivers and children! Each playgroup will start with 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs led by your friendly children's librarian.

Updated: Catalog Issues Fixed

Yesterday morning FCPL debuted our new website. Unfortunately as part of the process it has caused difficulties for some of our patrons in communicating with the catalog properly. These issues have been corrected but there may be a period of time before they show for our patrons. Please try refreshing the page by holding down the CTRL key and pressing the R key. If that does not work - please clear your cache and try accessing the site again. This process should complete within the next few days.

Phone Notification for Items on Hold Now Available

Phone Notifications for Holds Available

If you receive notification by email, this change does not apply to you.

Patrons who have been previously notified by mailed postcard will now be notified by a telephone call as soon as the items on hold become available. As a result, you will be able to pick up your items several days earlier.

If you prefer to continue receiving notifications by postcard, please advise our staff and they can make the adjustment to your account.

We hope you are pleased with this enhanced service, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

FCPL now takes online payments

FCPL now takes online payments

Frederick County Public Libraries now offers an online payment option. In our online catalog, when you log in and click "My Account" you will see an option called "Pay Fines Online." You can also use the system to add money to your account to make prints from library computers. We accept payment with Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards. The minimum payment we can process with our online system is $5.00.

Visit our Online Payment System.

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