Summer Reading Club
Summer @ Your Library (formerly Summer Reading Club) is a free summer reading program that encourages children and teens to read over the school break in order to prevent summer reading loss, when students who don't read can lose up to three months of reading achievement. Summer reading loss is cumulative. By the end of fifth grade, children who lose reading skills over the summer will be three years behind their classmates. SRC offers incentives such as fun prizes and activities in exchange for reading. The Foundation for BCPL provides support for this important program. Thank you to our current sponsor, Rosedale Federal Savings and Loan.
Battle of the Books
The Foundation for BCPL is proud to sponsor Battle of the Books competitions, hosted by various branches throughout the BCPL system. “Battle of the Books” is a program in which students in grades 4 to 6 from participating local elementary schools read Black-Eyed Susan-nominated books and come together in teams chosen by the schools to demonstrate their abilities and to test their reading comprehension. The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award is a children’s choice award given to authors and/or illustrators of outstanding books. The award has been given by Maryland students every year since 1992.
Hereford Branch FutureMakers Program
The Foundation for BCPL awarded a grant to the Hereford Branch to offer a series of FutureMakers Digital Fabrication Workshops for children ages 8 to 16. The workshops offered STEM-related learning through fun, accessible programs such as 3D Printing and Sticker Labs, where children used software like TinkerCAD, SketchUp and Inkscape to create 3D models and graphic designs.
Please join us in welcoming our newest board member, Susan Waxter. Susan retired from BCPL in 2013 after 10 years…Read More