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Baltimore County Public Library Takes National Library Week Celebration on the Road

How has the library changed your life? Answer for the chance to win $100.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz read a book to a captive audience on the bookmobile in Essex on April 16, National Bookmobile Day. (Credit: Baltimore County Public Library)
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz read a book to a captive audience on the bookmobile in Essex on April 16, National Bookmobile Day. (Credit: Baltimore County Public Library)

Sometimes people don't have to lift a finger to go to the library—for 60,000 children and seniors, the Baltimore County Public Library comes to them.

The library system has four bookmobiles, including three it recently acquired to replace models more than a decade old.

Through monthly visits to special needs schools, nearly 200 licensed day care providers, 50 senior centers and retirement homes, the bookmobiles—known as "Read Rover" by youths and "Library on the Go" to seniors—help the library fulfill its mission of fostering a lifelong love of reading.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz visited the Read Rover in Essex on April 16 for National Bookmobile Day, one part of National Library Week, an observance sponsored by the American Library Association from April 13 to 19.

This year’s National Library Week theme is "Lives Change @ Your Library."

Through April 30, fans of Baltimore County Public Library on Facebook may enter to win a $100 Visa gift card by sharing how the library has changed their lives. Check out the Facebook page for the contest. Finalists will also be featured at the Towson branch on its electronic sign.

How has the Baltimore County Public Library changed your life? Tell us in the comments!

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