Drop In, Check Out

The Library is open for in-library usage for patrons to browse the shelves, use computers and wifi, and print and copy. Please visit this page for further information.

Regional and statewide delivery is now available. Please make your reservations via the regional catalog or the statewide catalog.

September Programs to Go are now available, and Books to Go pickup is still available. Please visit the program form to request your program kits, and use the the reservation form or call the library to request materials and schedule a pickup slot.

Crisfield Library
100 Collins St.
410-968-0955
Open today
11 am - 4:45 pm
Ewell Library
20910 Caleb Jones Rd.
410-425-2181
Open today
1 pm - 4 pm
Princess Anne Library
11767 Beechwood St.
410-651-0852
Open today
11 am - 4:45 pm

Library Services

Library Update - Drop In, Check Out

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The Library is open for in-library usage sessions for patrons to browse the shelves, use computers and wifi, and print and copy.

Regional and statewide delivery is now available. Please make your reservations via the regional catalog or the statewide catalog.

We are using guidelines from the CDC, State of Maryland, and Somerset County Health Department to move through each phase of our Pandemic Recovery Plan. Even as we follow these guidelines, as a public space, we cannot guarantee a germ-free environment or germ-free physical materials. Visiting the library or other public spaces is your decision based on the needs of you and your family. For patrons not comfortable returning to the library, we will continue to offer Books to Go pickup in the lobbies, virtual programs, and online resources.

Depending on the number of cases in Somerset County, we may be forced to return to previous restrictions, and we apologize in advance should this become necessary.

To maintain a safe environment for patrons and staff:

  • All staff and patrons are required to wear face masks or face shields.
  • 6-foot social distancing is required and spots will be marked on the floor at the checkout desk to assist this.
  • The Library will have limited capacity with only a certain number of people allowed in the building at a time. Currently, we are limiting to 15 people per hour.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for staff and patrons to use as they enter and leave the building.
  • Materials may be checked out using the self-checkout stations only.
  • Computers and table surfaces will be disinfected after each use.
  • Materials may only be returned to the exterior bookdrops to enable proper quarantine.
  • If you have a fever or are not feeling well, please do not come to the library.

Library staff will continue to revisit guidelines as the State of Maryland progresses further into the Roadmap to Recovery.

At this time, the following services are not yet available:

  • Meeting room reservations.
  • Children's area toys and games.
  • Restrooms and water fountains.

Patrons who make appointments in advance will be given priority. Please be sure to bring your library card with you. We are unable to look up library card numbers to checkout material.

Library Hours

Crisfield:

  • Monday 11 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday 11 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Thursday 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Friday 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Princess Anne:

  • Monday 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Thursday 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Friday 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Books to Go

Books to Go

Books to Go pickup is still available. Please visit the reservation form or call the library to request materials and schedule a pickup slot. Requests must be placed no later than 8 am on the day that you would like to pick up your materials.

You may also place holds on individual titles through the library catalog for Crisfield or Princess Anne,. Please call the Ewell Library during regular operating hours to request material. We are currently limited to items on the shelves in the libraries. After searching, please use the "Narrow Your Search" option on the left to limit results to your local branch. Interlibrary delivery is not operational at this time. If you're using the catalog, please also complete the Books to Go form or call to schedule a pickup time.

Please remember to wear masks and practice social distancing while in the lobbies.

Prints to Go

Prints to Go

Need to print? Save time and let us do it for you. Just email your document (limit 10 pages) to Princess Anne at somerset.md.library+princessanne@gmail.com or Crisfield at somerset.md.library+crisfield@gmail.com and call the Library to schedule a time to pick it up at the front desk. Print requests must be received by 8 am on the pickup day.

Programs to Go

September Programs to Go kits are available at http://somelibrary.org/programs.

Adult Programs

  • Aromatherapy Rice Bags - Make aromatherapy rice bags which provide an all-natural way to relieve muscle tension and provide relaxation.
  • Fall Garland - Make a cute fall inspired garland to add festive flair to your home.
  • Fall String Art - One of our most popular crafts is back!
  • Miniature Fall Sign - Paint and personalize your own sign for the fall season.
  • Scrapbooking - Design pages & add your own pictures to preserve your summer memories!
  • Sunflower Wreaths - Create a welcoming seasonal wreath for your door!
  • Wooden Harvest Sign - Paint and display a sign for the season.
  • Yarn Wall Hanging - Make your own bohemian wall art with yarn.
Teen Programs

  • Clay Essential Oil Diffuser - Make a simple and inexpensive essential oil diffuser and enjoy the aromatherapy benefits of essential oils all day long!
  • Foil Sunflowers - Use a foil baking sheet and paint to create a fun piece of floral art.
  • Pumpkin Button Art - Relax with crafting during the fall season and make this fun button craft!
  • Tissue paper canvas art - Create a canvas of color with this popular tissue paper art.
Childrens Programs

  • Caramel Apple Friends - Create a perfect puppet to play with this fall season!
  • Fall Puzzle Tree Painting - Use puzzle pieces & paint and create a masterpiece!
  • Imagination Lab - We supply the materials; you supply the ideas and imagination!
  • Paper Bowl Scarecrow - This fun and easy scarecrow craft is perfect for some harvest fun!
  • STEM: Edible Engineering - Use marshmallows and pretzel sticks to design your own delicious skyscraper!
  • STEM: Straw Structures - Supports collaboration & problem-solving at home through an accessible structural engineering challenge.

Virtual Programs

Virtual Programs

Looking Forward

The Library will continue to evaluate its response to COVID. Customers can stay up to date on any changes to library services through our website at somelibrary.org. You can also follow the Library on Facebook for the latest.