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Rolling Reader

The Rolling Reader is Harford County Public Library's outreach bookmobile that promotes reading for pleasure in the form of targeted outreach. We aim to create a positive impact by visiting after-school programs and early literacy centers that serve children from birth through eighth grade. Please contact Rolling Reader at 410-612-1600 for additional information.

The Rolling Reader Back of the Rolling Reader

Sites visited during the school year

  • Aberdeen Area APG Child Development
  • Edgewood Area APG Child Development and Youth Centers
  • Edgewood Boys & Girls Club
  • Havre de Grace Boys & Girls Club
  • Village at Lakeview Community Center
  • Church Creek Elementary YMCA
  • Deerfield Elementary YMCA
  • Old Post YMCA
  • Meadowvale Elementary YMCA
  • Prospect Mill Elementary YMCA
  • Riverside Elementary YMCA
  • Windsor Valley Community Center
  • Aberdeen, Edgewood and Havre De Grace Head Start
  • Title 1 Early Interventions
  • Edgewood Early Head Start
  • Wilson Center
  • Aberdeen Boys & Girls Club
  • Y Riverside at Belcamp
  • Churchville Elementary YMCA
  • Women, Infant and Children
  • Harford Community Agency Action
  • Magnolia Playgroup
  • Edgewood Parks and Rec

Contact Information

Phone: (410) 612-1600

Edgewood Branch Manager
Melissa Hepler
Ext. 6238

Library Associate - Reference
Rebecca Lloyd
Ext. 6234

Library Assistant - Circulation
Addison Smith
Ext. 6233

The Rolling Reader is Harford County Public Library's juvenile outreach vehicle. The Rolling Reader serves children from birth through eighth grade and is on the road year-round Monday through Friday. It is housed at the Edgewood Branch.

The vehicle first hit the road in January 2001 as a way to bring library resources and technology to children who may not have the opportunity to access one of the county's branches. Over the years, the service has expanded to programming like arts and crafts and the important Summer Reading Program. In 2010, the Rolling Reader had 1,023 children register for the Summer Reading Program. Almost 70% of the children that signed up then completed the program.

The Rolling Reader visits YMCA programs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Head Start, Title 1 Early Intervention, Youth Centers and Child Development Centers in the Aberdeen and Edgewood areas of Aberdeen Proving Ground, and after-school programs and summer day camps at various community centers. In 2009 Rolling Reader was awarded a MSDE Certificate of Recognition for "outstanding service and contributions to Maryland's Extended Learning Programs."