August 2013

"One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by."
~Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

Library News
New Crisfield Library  
Recently the library was awarded $3 million to begin  construction of the new Crisfield Library branchThe new 21st Century facility will:
  • Increase from 3,249 sq. ft. to approximately 15,000 sq. ft
  • Offer a broader collection of materials
  • Provide quality programming for all ages - toddler to senior, including story times for preschoolers, genealogical research, history seminars, music performances, and special Summer Reading programs
  • Enhance educational opportunities, by providing added space for programs and for additional computers and technology
  • Offer meeting space for nonprofit and community groups for workshops, training, and group meeting
  • Provide better computer access - with the addition of up to 30 computers support of educational initiatives will be provided, it will be easier to engage in on-line job training, resume building and job searches.
Groundbreaking will take place this Fall.  

Summer Reading Continues... 
We've been having a blast this summer and more fun is planned for August - see below for a listing of programs happening in your library.  Last day for Summer Reading is August 24th.  
Upcoming Programs:
Children, Teens, & Adults!

Children's Programs:


StoryTime Plus - storybooks, crafts, and songs for children ages 3 and up (with accompanying adult)

Tuesdays, August 6 and 13, 11:15 am; Princess Anne Library

Thursdays, August 8 and 15, 11:15 am; Crisfield Library


Lollipop the Clown

Wednesday, August 7, 10:15 am; Princess Anne Library

Wednesday, August 7, 2 pm; Crisfield Library


Saturday Story Time, 2 pm

Can't make it to the library during the week? Visit us on Saturdays at both the Crisfield and Princess Anne library branches!

August 10 - The Big Dig

Juggling with Cascading Carlos Mir

Wednesday, August 14, 10:15 am; Princess Anne Library

Wednesday, August 14, 2 pm; Crisfield Library


Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, August 17 at 2 pm;

Crisfield Library & Princess Anne Library


Summer Reading Celebration!

Saturday, August 24 at 2 pm; 

Crisfield Library & Princess Anne Library


Teen Programs:


Make Your Own Lava Lamp

Wednesday, August 14 at 2 pm; Princess Anne Library

Wednesday, August 14 at 5 pm; Crisfield Library


Summer Reading Celebration: Pizza Party and Movie

Saturday, August 24 at 2 pm; 

Crisfield Library & Princess Anne Library

Adult Programs:  


Book Discussions (Copies of book discussion titles are available for check out @ your library branch):


"Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks

Thursday, August 8 at 4 pm; Crisfield Library


"Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier

Wednesday, August 21 at 2 pm; Princess Anne Library


The Seafood Industry of Crisfield: Past & Present

Tuesday, August 13 at 4 pm; Crisfield Library


Film: The Bucket List (& create your own "Bucket List"!)

Friday, August 16 at 2 pm; Princess Anne Library

Hours of Operation

Princess Anne
11767 Beechwood St.
(410) 651-0852

Mon. - Th. 10 am - 7 pm
Fri. - Sat.  10 am - 5 pm
Sunday - Closed


4 E. Main Street
(410) 968-0955

Mon. - Th. 11 am - 7 pm
Friday 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday - Closed

Ewell Library, 
Smith Island
20910 Caleb Jones Rd.
(410) 425-5141

Monday - Closed
Tues. - 1-4 pm / 6-9 pm
Wednesday - 6 - 9 pm
Thursday - 1 - 4 pm
Friday - 6 - 7 pm
Sat - Sun. - Closed

Coming in September:
Pick up your copy of this year's One Maryland One Book selection:
"King Peggy:  An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village"  by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman