This month's reading challenge is to read a nonfiction book. Think nonfiction is dusty history books? Check out these titles feature in BCPL's Book Buzz events focusing on hot new and forthcoming titles. There's something for every reader! 

Cover art for All The Gallant Men  Cover art for Blood at the Root Cover art for Born Bright Cover art for The Boys of Dunbar Cover art for Brothers at Arms Cover art for Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away Cover art for The Hero of the Empire Cover art for Hidden Figures Cover art for How to Win at Feminism Cover art for Hungry Heart Cover art for I'm Judging You Cover art for Les Parisiennes Cover art for Original Gangstas Cover art for Playing Through the Whistle Cover art for Sing for You Life Cover art for Spaceman Cover art for They Call Me Supermensch Cover art for They're Playing Our Song Cover art for Tranny Cover art for Truevine Cover art for The Tunnels Cover art for VictoriaCover art for You Can't Touch My Hair


 Take a walk down memory lane with this month's BCPL reading challenge—read one of your favorite childrens books. Be sure to share your favorite children's books on BCPL's facebook page! Below are some of our bloggers favorites.   

Cover art for All-of-a-Kind Family Cover art for Anne of Green Gables Cover art for Ben & Me Cover art for The Book of Three Cover art for Bridge to Terabithia Cover art for Charlotte's Web Cover art for The Dark Rising Cover art for Stitching A Life in Persimmon Hollow Cover art for The Giver Cover art for Harris and Me Cover art for The Magician's Nephew Cover art for The Martian Chronicles Cover art for Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters Cover art for My Father's Dragon Cover art for The Phantom Tollbooth Cover art for Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Cover art for The Secret of the Old Clock Cover art for The Silver Crown Cover art for Stargirl Cover art for The Summer of the Swans Cover art for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Cover art for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Cover art for A Wrinkle in Time Cover art for Ben's Trumpet Cover art for The Snowy Day Cover art for Where the Wild Things Are


One Maryland One Book

posted by: August 30, 2016 - 7:00am

Cover art for All American BoysFor the ninth consecutive year, One Maryland One Book offers Marylanders the opportunity to connect by reading the same book at the same time. A Maryland Humanities program, One Maryland One Book is a statewide event that promotes reading with discussions, programming and author tours. Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) is a proud partner in One Maryland One Book.


This year’s official selection is the critically acclaimed All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.


Beginning September 1, look for free copies of All American Boys “wandering” about Baltimore County through the Wandering Books program. You may find one at a coffee shop, laundromat, park, restaurant or bus stop! From Cockeysville to Lansdowne, Owings Mills to Perry Hall and everywhere in between, look for a copy of the book wandering free. Want a clue to help? Follow BCPL on Twitter (@bcplinfo) and Facebook (bcplonline).


All American Boys was a BC Reads pick for 2016. You can read our Between the Covers blog review here.


BCPL will host discussions at branches throughout the county through September and October. Pick up a copy and join in:


  • Towson Branch – Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m.
  • Pikesville Branch – Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m.
  • Owings Mills Branch – Tuesday, October 4 at 7 p.m.
  • North Point Branch – Tuesday, October 4 at 7 p.m.
  • Catonsville Branch – Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m.


The Baltimore County Public Library has been serving the citizens of Baltimore County since 1948. With 19 branches throughout Baltimore County, BCPL empowers and engages individuals for a more inclusive and connected Baltimore County community, and provides opportunities to explore, learn, create and connect. In addition to loaning books, library card holders may borrow DVDs, music, e-books and gain access to our research databases. Our 19 branches provide computer and Internet access, job search assistance and offer a multitude of daily learning programs for adults and children.



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