Have you heard about the DIGITAL DIVIDE? It is the gulf between those that have access to computers and the internet and those who do not. Your public libraries are taking ANOTHER step to bridge that divide with MOBILE HOTSPOTS! You can borrow a mobile WiFi unit to take home (or anywhere) for two weeks. [...]
The public libraries of Southern Maryland are partnering with the College of Southern Maryland in an effort to promote Choose Civility - a statewide campaign initiated by Howard County Public Library nearly 10 years ago. Watch for Choose Civility programs in your library - including the first "Longest Table" events in Southern Maryland this June!
Libraries across the country need your help! The FY19 federal budget proposal includes no funding for libraries. Last week congress passed and the president signed the FY18 budget that included level funding for libraries (it had originally been cut there, as well). Thanks to your phone calls, emails and texts, the money was added back [...]
Students (and their parents) seeking assistance with homework can use a free online tutoring program available through the county library systems. The program is available to anyone with a Calvert, Charles or St. Mary’s County library card. It provides “live,” expert tutors in all core subjects for students in grades 3 – 12. HelpNow!, a [...]
The premier online education site, Lynda.com, is now available free for all Southern Maryland library users with a valid Calvert, Charles or St. Mary’s library card. Lynda.com offers a large variety of video courses in software, creative and business skills, which are taught by industry experts. Library users of Lynda.com will have unlimited access to [...]
Lawn mowers have a tendency to break down during early spring and summer – right when they are needed most. It is also a time when most small engine businesses are the busiest, with long wait-times for repairs. The public libraries in Southern Maryland now offer a solution to those needing help fixing their lawn [...]