Howard County Library System
 
History


In this video, follow the history of Howard County Library System (HCLS) from 1940 to the present, from a portable classroom at Ellicott City Elementary School to the new, LEED silver-certified state of the art Charles E. Miller Branch and Historical Center. Recognized as one of the best library systems in the country, HCLS has attracted strong leaders who have established, overseen, and conducted its operations in a variety of circumstances, including a major flood. Discover the many locations that have housed the Library over the years and throughout the county, as HCLS has become a world class, 21st century institution providing free education for all ages.

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