December 2013

Library News


The Somerset County Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Gail Sheldon as Director. Sheldon is currently Director of the Oneonta Public Library in Oneonta, Alabama. In this role, she was responsible for oversight of all library functions, including, but not limited to, preparing and administrating budgets, strategic planning, managing acquisitions, grant writing, all scheduling, program development, community outreach, and so forth. She has a Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama. Sheldon's starting date will be January 2, 2014.

Sheldon is looking forward to becoming a part of the community in Somerset County. She will be visiting the County during the second week of December to meet with the Library Board and Staff and meet other officials as well as talk with real estate agents.

Deborah Parker, President of the Board expresses the Board's enthusiasm for this highly qualified and motivated leader for the Library as it faces challenges in the building of the Crisfield Branch and the continuation and growth of library services in the community. 

Upcoming Programs:
Children, Teens, & Adults!

Children's Programs:


Story Time:

Tuesday, December 3 at 11:15 a.m.; 

Princess Anne Library

Thursday, December 5 at 11:15 a.m.;

Crisfield Library 


Super Saturday "Toys! Toys! Toys!":   

Sponsored by  Target 

Saturday, December 7 at 2 p.m.; 

Crisfield Library

Saturday, December 14 at 2 p.m.;

Princess Anne Library    


Christmas Parades:

See Sneaks the Library Cat in the Christmas Parades

Crisfield: Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m.

Princess Anne: Saturday, December 7 at 11 a.m. 


FREE Photos with Santa:

Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m.  

At the Santa House by Crisfield City Hall  

Saturday, December 7 at 12 p.m.  

At the Princess Anne Library 


Family Night @ the Library "Holiday Trees":

Tuesday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m.;

Crisfield Library

Monday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m.;

Princess Anne Library


Family Movie:

Saturday, December 21 at 2 p.m.;

Crisfield Library and Princess Anne Library


Family Board Games:

Saturday, December 28 at 2 p.m.;

Crisfield Library and Princess Anne Library   


Winter Break Programs:

Join us for movies, board games and crafts!

December 26, 27, 30 from 1 to 4 p.m.

January 2, 3, and 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. 

Crisfield Library and Princess Anne Library 


Teen Programs:

Journaling Workshop: 

Friday, December 6 at 3:30 p.m.;

Princess Anne Library


Teen Movie (May be Rated PG 13):

Thursday, December 19 at 5 p.m.;

Crisfield Library  


Wii Gaming:

Friday, December 27 at 3:30 p.m.;

Crisfield Library 

Adult Programs:  

Doll Making:
Tuesday, December 10 at 2 p.m.;
Princess Anne Library

Reflexology Demonstration Sessions:
Please call 410-632-9642
to schedule your private session time slot.
Wednesday, December 11 from  1 to 4 p.m.;
Crisfield Library

Zinio Workshop:
Access the world's largest newsstand using your library card
Thursday, December 12 at 2 p.m.;
Princess Anne Library

Continuous Strand Weaving on a Triangle Loom:
Monday, December 16 at 1 p.m.;
Crisfield Library

Pieces of the Past Jewelry Making:
Please register by calling 410-651-0852
Thursday, December 19 at 1 p.m.;
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 January:
  • Basic iPad Workshop
  • Teen Program:  Fill a Time Capsule
  • Super Saturday