St. Mary's County Library


  2013 at Your Library  

  ... the place I want to be!  


group enjoying program
83,000 library card holders

674,000 visitors

1.4 million
items checked out
120,000 computer sessions

2,100 programs and computer classes
attended by nearly
32,000 people.

" member of the community through  
collaboration and participation."
Head Start students listening to story

 Partnerships to reach everyone..... 


Race to the Top Early Learning  Parent Cafes   


NAWCAD Education Outreach Office   

Head Start     

Judy Center    

Early Childhood Advisory Council      

Walden Sierra's The Cove Center for Youth     

Literacy Council    

Business Associations 


King Peggy packed the room!   

King Peggy program

Thank you to the Maryland Humanities Council for the 2013 One Maryland One Book author tour. 

"resources to discover the joy of learning  
at every stage of life."

Mother helping child color

Preparing children for kindergarten ... improving reading skills ... STEM programs ... online students ... adult literacy ... computer classes and certificates of attendance ... and much more

two ladies reading
Teens in Computer Lab

"... meaningful staff development and
cost effective services."

Helen Keller quote

 Accomplished Staff

4 graduates of Maryland's Library Associate Training Institute


3 graduates of Master of Library Science degree programs


Member of Leadership Southern Maryland 2014 class


Recipient of the 2013 National Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children 


Sunday hours at Lexington Park Library resumed.   


Architect hired for renovation of Leonardtown Library.   


E-volving  into the digital age


 Staff assisting customer with eReader  


29,000 digital books downloaded   


Zinio downloadable magazines  


Hipster in the Bookdrop Tumblr      


1,490 Facebook fans


Fiscally Responsible


Items checked out       1,441,000        

We continue to be #4 in the state in number of items checked out per resident!   

Visitors                            674,000 (2,000 per day)         

Cardholders                       83,000         

Programs                           32,000 attended 2,100 programs

Volunteers                               273 provided 6,846 hours      

Facebook Fans                     1,475      


          FY13 Income                           FY13  Expenses

County        $2,331,204           Staff               70%

State                590,466           Technology       5%

Fines/Fees       280,000           Materials        15%

Total            $3,201,670           Other             10%

Board of Library Trustees
St. Mary's County Board of Library Trustees
(left to right) Front row:  Treasurer Carole Romary, Vice President Alan Dillingham, President Joan Springer:  Back row:  Carolyn Guy, James Hanley, Lynn Newkirk, Janice Walthour

Our Libraries

Charlotte Hall Library

37600 New Market Rd, Charlotte Hall     301-884-2211


Leonardtown Library 

23250 Hollywood Rd, Leonardtown         301-475-2846

Lexington Park Library

21677 FDR Blvd, Lexington Park             301-863-8188    

Hours:  Monday-Thursday 9 AM - 8 PM;
            Friday-Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM  
            Sunday (at Lexington Park only) 1 - 5 PM

WoW! Childcare Van Service     301-475-2846 x1011


Kathleen Reif, Director

301-475-2846 x1013


January 2014