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Construction at Urbana Regional Library: 7/21 - 7/23

Urbana Regional Library’s back entrance, adjacent to the Senior Center, will be closed Monday, July 21 through Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in order that the damaged brickwork can be replaced with stamped concrete. Both the Library and the Senior Center will remain open for normal operating hours during this time. Visitors to the building may enter through either the front entrance or the Community Room entrance near the library garden during this time. The Library book drop will remain open during construction.

Fines, Fees and Renewal Changes - Effective July 1, 2014

Effective July 1st Frederick County Public Libraries will be increasing the number of renewals allowed for most items from two (2) times to three (3) times. Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks available for renewal may still be renewed only once. Interlibrary loan items available for renewal may still only be renewed twice. Materials may be renewed in person at the library, by phone, or through our online catalog. Patrons with blocked accounts will not be able to renew materials.

Farm City at C. Burr Artz Library Opens June 20th

Crossroads of Knowledge and Discovery. Farm City Opens June 20th.

Farmland and cityscape will converge at the C. Burr Artz Public Library thanks to a new educational, interactive installation for children. Created exclusively for FCPL by The Burgeon Group and modeled after the rolling farm country and cityscapes of the county, Farm City is a 400 square foot space designed to spark children’s imaginations and inspire interactive, self-paced learning.

Summer Reading Survey

Make a wish and tell us what you would change about Summer Reading at the library.

We need your help. If you could change FCPL’s Summer Reading Program, what would you change?

Take our one question survey at http://www.fcpl.org/summer-reading-survey-one and let us know how you would change Summer Reading at the library. Your responses could help shape future summer reading programs at Frederick County Public Libraries.

All ideas are welcome. Big and small, we want to hear them all! Please feel free to share the survey link with friends, family, and others in your community.

Think with BINK: Bright Ideas Need Knowledge

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Join Frederick County Public Libraries, the Fort Detrick Alliance, and BINK the Robot to get your 1st – 5th graders excited about STEM! The Think with BINK program invites visiting scientists from the Fort Detrick Alliance to teach children about STEM each month. The programs are specially designed to inspire elementary age children to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

2014 Spelling Bee – A Champion is Crowned

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Thirty-three Frederick County students competed to be the top speller on March 15th at the 2014 Frederick County Spelling Bee. When the Bee ended in the 26th round, Stephen Hochschild walked away the winner of the county’s seventh annual bee. Hochschild is an eighth grader at Mother Seton School and was also the winner of the 2012 Frederick County Spelling Bee. Pratulya Santharam, an eighth grader at Urbana Middle School, took second place.

Alternate Route to Thurmont Library

Alternate Route to Thurmont Library

Moser Road in Thurmont, between Frederick Road and the Thurmont Regional Library, is expected to be closed between 7:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays to accommodate the installation of new sewer lines. This work is expected to take place over the next two to three weeks. The Thurmont Regional Library is open normal hours during this time and the library and library parking lot entrance can be accessed by using alternate routes.

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