The Westminster branch library, typically quiet and dark on Sundays, was festive and full this past Sunday as friends and supporters celebrated several new library initiatives including Sunday hours and new digital resources.
The Westminster library will be open Sundays through April from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is a pilot program.
The pilot test comes at the request of the city of Westminster and urging of the board of Carroll County commissioners. Local businesses hope the opening will bring more people to Main Street on Sundays.
Carroll County Times Digital Archive
Past issues of the Carroll County Times are now available for search and viewing through the Carroll County Public Library.
The Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development and Services awarded the Carroll County Public Library a grant to complete the scanning and digitization of the Carroll County Times microfilm.
Issues of the newspaper are available for search and view for as far back as 1933. Visit http://cctimes.carr.org/ to access the searchable archive database.
The Carroll County Public Library has a new digital face. Visit the redesigned website to find out about library hours, programs, book reviews and digital resources.
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