Hereford Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library

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The Hereford Branch is currently closed for a full renovation and expansion. The project is expected to be completed in late spring 2016. A book drop is available next to the library at the Backwater Angler and a bookmobile is currently located at the Parkton Fire Station during the renovation (see schedule in the right-hand sidebar of this page.) Learn more...
 

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Wheelchair accessible symbol.16940 York Road
Hereford, Maryland 21111-1025

 

 

 

This facility is currently closed for renovations. Book drop and book mobile services available.
 

The normal hours for this branch are:

  • Sun: 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Mon: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tue: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wed: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thu: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fri: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Services

Hereford Renovation Updates
 

The Hereford Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library is currently under renovation. The County's announcement of the makeover can be found on the Baltimore County Government website. While the branch is closed during the project, some library services are available.
 

 

This picture shows the massive excavation taking place next to the south wall of the branch for the new 20,000 gallon water storage tank, cistern, and pump. The new interior space at the Hereford Branch library. The new Hereford Branch library interior. Red pipe. Interior Stairs of Hereford Branch under construction. Hereford stairs Hereford bathroom under construction. Second floor of Hereford Branch under construction. March 8, 2016.  New door on the front of the building. (Select thumbnail to see larger version of the image in new window.) Hereford stairs March 8, 2016.  New windows. (Select thumbnail to see larger version of the image in new window.) March 8, 2016.  Side wall construction. (Select thumbnail to see larger version of the image in new window.)  Renovation Progress on the Second Floor of the Hereford Branch as of February 24, 2016 Renovation Progress on the Second Floor of the Hereford Branch as of February 24, 2016 Renovation of the Hereford Branch. Renovation of the Hereford Branch. Renovation of the Hereford Branch. Renovation of the Hereford Branch.  Renovation of the Hereford Branch. Hereford Branch under renovation Hereford Branch under renovation.

 

 

Other Services
 

In addition to book, CD and DVD collections for all ages, this branch offers the following. Please note that there is no meeting room at the Hereford Branch.

Friends

 

The Friends of Hereford Library (FOHL) is a group of community volunteers who provide supplemental funds for the Hereford Branch. In addition, they sponsor a monthly Book Discussion, work to promote and support library services and are actively advocating for a permanent, expanded Hereford library facility. FOHL meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. except July and August. New members are always welcome to attend. Check out upcoming Friends activities.

 

Contact

 

 

Hereford Friends' Book Discussion
 

Generally meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m.  Public invited!

History

 

About This Branch

 

In 1983, the Hereford High School PTA initiated the idea for a "North County" library. The branch opened on October 3, 1988 on the first floor of the Hereford Center building. County Executive Dennis Rasmussen and County Councilman Dutch Ruppersberger cut the ribbon.

 

The 5,000-square-foot branch opened with 11,000 items and was primarily staffed with volunteers. With its expansion to 7,500 square feet in 2002 and operating hours extended in 2006, the Hereford Branch increasingly serves the needs of the North County area.

 

About This Community

 

The "Hereford Zone" constitutes 20 percent of all of the land in Baltimore County. It includes a number of communities including Hereford, Parkton, Monkton, Freeland, Sparks, White Hall, Jacksonville, Upperco and Glyndon. While many of these are older, established rural locations, the Hereford Zone is the most sparsely populated area in Baltimore County. Strict zoning laws prohibit any planned communities from developing, with large single-family housing lots and agricultural activity predominating.

 

Because of its higher elevation and microclimate, the weather of the Hereford Zone is slightly different from that of the rest of the county.

 

Additional Information

 

BCPL's collection contains materials on Hereford.

 

 


Revised: April 21, 2016