Be All In.
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Message from the Director

BCPL Director Paula Miller

Baltimore County Public Library Director Paula Miller reviews the highlights of Fiscal Year 2017.

Library director Paula Miller standing next to mascot Sneaks the tiger.

Mission

Providing opportunities to explore, learn, create and connect.

Vision

Empowered and engaged individuals in an inclusive and connected Baltimore County community.

We Value

  • Customers and communities
  • Equal access and intellectual freedom
  • Flexibility and collaboration
  • Continuous improvement

At a Glance

Fiscal Year 2017 was a year of sharing our vision and the strategic plan within the community to create opportunities for connecting and building partnerships to achieve goals. The power of these connections fostered relationships, provided inspiration for success and brought a synergy that led to a greater collective impact for 800,000 Baltimore County residents and the 10 million visitors to our 19 branches, 4 bookmobiles and the virtual branch.

9.7 million library visitors, 1 million public computer and wifi sessons, 11.2 million items borrowed.