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Central: Spauldings | Fairmount Heights 
Glenarden | Hillcrest Heights
JULY 2017
Message from the CEO

Saying, “Farewell”


  • To those who have worked with me in sharing the vision to execute the mission of the County Library System;
  • To the customers who have supported the Library by their visits to our branches, our website and social media, their commendations of employee services, their legislative advocacy, their volunteer services and donations;
  • To our Friends groups who have funded programs and advocated so well for the Library;
  • To our County government who has appreciated and budgeted for the advancement of early literacy, workforce development, GED-testing and the new Career Online High School, senior and homebound citizen outreach and teen community services; and
  • To our State and County governments for capital improvements such as the new construction of our South Bowie, Laurel, and Hyattsville branches and the major renovations of several other branches;


— is never easy.


This has been a difficult decision, but I believe this is a good time to transition to the next season of my life. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to move our library system to such an exciting place in Maryland’s public library landscape.


Best wishes in the future,

Kathleen A. Teaze, Chief Executive Officer


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Double Dutch rope


Spauldings Branch


Thursday, July 13, 10:30 am


Join us for some fantastic jump roping action as DC Retro Jumpers will be on hand to show you (and your family and friends) how to Double Dutch! All ages and experience levels are welcome!


Central Area Events


Click on branch links below to view a printable monthly event flyer.


Spauldings | Fairmount Heights 
Glenarden | Hillcrest Heights


Visions in Motion


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Showcase your music, videos, graphic designs and photography projects touted at this event on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, or Twitter.

Library News

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Free lunches for area youth will be available this summer at the following branch libraries: Beltsville (301-937-0294), Oxon Hill (301-839-2400), Spauldings (301-817-3750) and Surratts-Clinton (301-868-9200). Please contact the desired branch for details.

Headed to the Beach? Free Library Downloadables for Your Listening or Reading Pleasure


Reading on phone at beach

Travelling this summer? Load your favorite device with great reading before you go by visiting the Library’s website at Select the Digital Services tab and download e-books, audiobooks for the road and your favorite magazines from The New Yorker to National Geographic. You can build a playlist or livestream music for your picnics on Freegal. All free, all the time.


Free Events for Family Fun


Ventriloquist with dragon puppet


Your library offers family events all summer long, from plays and puppet shows to magic shows and crafts. Learn with science and technology presentations and hands-on activities. Check with your neighborhood branch library or visit for a wide array of free events.

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If you're looking for a popular audiobook, try our collection of most popular titles. Or you can browse our newest additions to OverDrive audiobooks and find the latest titles you've been waiting for. Place a hold on a book and you can be notified when it's ready. If you're looking for a book to listen to immediately, you can check out our available now collection. Just borrow and listen. It's that easy!


Can't find what you're looking for after checking the catalog? Suggest a purchase using the form and let us know what you'd like to see. Look for the OverDrive app on Android, iPhone, and Windows phones.


Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Please contact the branch at least two weeks in advance.