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Story Time in the Park

Because library buildings remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional children’s events will be modified to observe social distancing guidelines.  Starting September 15, the ACLS Story Corps will host outdoor story times three times a week at alternating parks throughout the county. 

Families are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy listening to several books designed to have fun, strengthen literacy skills and promote healthy outdoor adventures. Every child will also receive free books to take home! 

Masks are strongly encouraged for the events and are required for those selecting books and retrieving craft kits from staff. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families, children must stay with their families. Please visit the CDC’s guide for Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities before attending.

Please stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

We are using guidelines from the CDC, State of Maryland, and Allegany County Health Department. Even as we follow these guidelines, as a public space and service we cannot guarantee a germ-free environment. Attending an event is your decision based on the needs of you and your family. For patrons not comfortable attending an event, we will be offering virtual programs.

Outdoor story times will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2 p.m. on Wednesdays.  

Fall 2020 Story Time in the Park Schedule*:

September 15 – Constitution Park in Cumberland – 10 AM

September 16 – Creekside Park in Westernport – 2 PM

September 17 – Holly Field in LaVale – 10 AM

September 22 – Glendening Park in Frostburg – 10 AM

September 23 – Canal Place in Cumberland – 2 PM

September 24 – Iron Furnace Park in Lonaconing – 10 AM

September 29 – Cresaptown Sports Complex – 10 AM

September 30 – Constitution Park in Cumberland – 2 PM

October 1 – Creekside Park in Westernport – 10 AM

October 6 – Holly Field in LaVale – 10 AM

October 7 – Glendening Park in Frostburg – 2 PM

October 8 – Canal Place in Cumberland – 10 AM

October 13 – Iron Furnace Park in Lonaconing – 10 AM

October 14 – Cresaptown Sports Complex – 2 PM

October 15 – Constitution Park in Cumberland – 10 AM

October 20 – Creekside Park in Westernport – 10 AM

October 21 – Holly Field in LaVale – 2 PM

October 22 – Glendening Park in Frostburg – 10 AM

October 27 – Canal Place in Cumberland – 10 AM

October 28 – Iron Furnace Park in Lonaconing – 2 PM

October 29 – Cresaptown Sports Complex – 10 AM

November 3 – Constitution Park in Cumberland – 10 AM

November 4 – Creekside Park in Westernport – 2 PM

November 5 – Holly Field in LaVale – 10 AM

November 10 – Glendening Park in Frostburg – 10 AM

November 11 – Canal Place in Cumberland – 2 PM

November 12 – Iron Furnace Park – Lonaconing – 10 AM

November 17 – Cresaptown Sport Complex – 10 AM

November 18 – Constitution Park in Cumberland – 2 PM

*The schedule is subject to change and is weather permitting. Please follow our Allegany County Library System Facebook page for news and updates and check back regularly.