Branch Manager: Nina Krzysko
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: FREE AFTERNOON SNACKS FOR YOUTH AGE 18 and UNDER
Afternoon snacks are provided Monday through Friday between 3:45 and 4:45 pm, while supplies last. Children must be present in order to receive a snack. Snack packs are provided via a federal grant through KidzTable.
- 5% MORE – Books
- 50% MORE – Childrens Classrooms
- DOUBLED – Conference/Study Rooms
- TRIPLED the space – HCLS Project Literacy
- Welcoming Lobby
- Customer Service & Research Desk
- HiTech Classroom
- Lighting / Paint / Carpet
A major destination not only for downtown Columbia but also for all of Howard County, the Central Branch of Howard County Library System (HCLS) is an education center featuring research, instruction, and a myriad of community and cultural events. Housing over 200,000 items in its various collections and a full slate of educational opportunities, the Central Branch welcomes over 20,000 children alone attending classes on an annual basis. Conveniently located on major thoroughfares with access to local transit, the HCLS Central Branch takes pride in offering high-quality public education for all on a daily basis.