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Southern Maryland’s Top 10 Downloaded Books During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As Southern Marylanders practice social distancing, they are catching up on their reading lists and taking advantage of digital books offered through their public libraries. The region’s top 10 downloaded books include memoirs, an older fantasy favorite and recent bestselling novels. The top 10 books downloaded from Southern Maryland public libraries since March 16 are: [...]

2020-04-24T12:35:13-04:00April 24th, 2020|

Marshall Retires as SMRLA CEO

Southern Maryland Regional Library Association (SMRLA) CEO Sharan Marshall is retiring April 24 following 24 years of service with the regional resource center for the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County public libraries. Marshall was named SMRLA CEO in July 1995 soon after independent county leadership replaced a regional governance structure for Southern Maryland libraries. [...]

2020-04-23T11:45:28-04:00April 23rd, 2020|

SMRLA Increases Funding for Digital Collections as Library Facilities Remain Closed

  As regional businesses and organizations remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association (SMRLA) is helping increase access to online library materials by boosting funding for digital platforms. The funding will help support 24/7 access to e-books, audiobooks, streaming movies, TV shows and more while libraries are closed and [...]

2020-03-26T12:12:37-04:00March 26th, 2020|

SMRLA Welcomes New Staff

The regional library welcomed two new staffers over the past couple of months. In early December, Mark Volland (pictured at right) joined as the new communications manager. He comes to SMRLA from Calvert County Government where he was the deputy director of communications and media relations. Mark has 25 years of experience in marketing and [...]

2020-02-10T13:12:54-05:00February 10th, 2020|