Release Date: 6/14/2013
Contact: Diana L. Spencer, 410-887-4243
Fran Glick, 410-887-4036

BCPS libraries to hold summer hours

School libraries lend books to students to encourage summer reading

TOWSON, MD — Thirteen Baltimore County Public Schools libraries will hold off-season hours to encourage reading over the summer months.

On select days during the summer, students may visit their schools’ library to borrow books through Destiny, BCPS’s online catalog and circulation system; participate in special reading-related activities; and register for Baltimore County Public Library’s “Dig into Reading" Summer Reading Club.

Additionally, students may use library computers to browse e-books and interactive digital content at http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/feebased/index.html. To access this online material, students should consult the password handouts that they received during the 2012-2013 school year or contact the Office of Library Information Services at 410-887-4035 for another copy.

The school libraries with summer hours are:

Chadwick Elementary School
1918 Winder Road, 21244
Lynn Hale, 410-887-6866
Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 9 through August 1, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Chase Elementary School
11701 Eastern Avenue, 21220
Allison Cook, 410-887-2903
July 2 and 23 and August 13, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Chatsworth School
222 New Avenue, 21136
Nancy Braverman, 410-887-1103
July 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 23 from 12 noon to 4 p.m., August 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Colgate Elementary School
401 51st Street, 21224
Charlene Stine, 410-887-7139
Fridays from July 12 through August 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Glenmar Elementary School
9700 Community Drive, 21220
Jamie McCarron, 410-887-0354
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from June 25 through August 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays

Halstead Academy
1111 Halstead Road, 21234
Diane Fontinell, 410-887-2964
July 8 through August 2, from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Hawthorne Elementary School
125 Kingston Road, 21220
Melissa DeRuchie, 410-887-0138
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 9 through August 1, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays

Martin Boulevard Elementary School
210 Riverton Road, 21220
Karen Pavelka, 410-887-0158
June 25; July 2, 9, 23 and 30; and August 6 and 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

McCormick Elementary School
5101 Hazelwood Avenue, 21206
Nicole Marcellino, 410-887-0522
Wednesdays from June 26 through August 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oliver Beach Elementary School
12912 Cuninghill Cove Road, 21220
Barbara Cosgrove, 410-887-2876
July 2 and August 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Padonia International Elementary School
9834 Greenside Drive, 21030
Maureen Cecil, 410-887-7813
Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 9 through August 1, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Reisterstown Elementary School
223 Walgrove Road, 21136
Elyse Singer, 410-887-6925
Tuesdays, June 18 and July 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon; Tuesdays, July 16 and 23, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Riverview Elementary School
3298 Kessler Road, 21227
MaryBeth Brennan, 410-887-1482
July 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information on a school’s summer library hours, contact the school’s library media specialist listed above.

BCPS has offered summer access to its school libraries for eight years; however, some schools, such as Martin Boulevard Elementary, have offered this opportunity for as many as 10 years.

For more information on summer reading at BCPS, visit the BCPS summer reading page at http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/summerread/summerread2013.html.

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