Baltimore County Public Library Mourns the Loss of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz
May 11, 2018 | By Baltimore County Public Library
On behalf of the library’s Board of Trustees, administration and staff, we are sorry to hear about the passing of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Mr. Kamenetz was a tireless advocate for the Baltimore County community: He believed in innovation, equal access to education and information, the value of hard work, and was a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion.
During his tenure, library hours were extended so that all branches were open and accessible on Sundays, and several branch renovations were funded. County Executive Kamenetz advocated for the Owings Mills Branch to house the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and the Turner Station Historical Center was opened at Sollers Point. He supported Baltimore County Public Library’s commitment to equal access and to breaking down the digital divide by funding a ‘loanable e-device’ initiative. His understanding of the power of education and learning in our libraries was evident in his multiyear enthusiasm for Summer Reading, for our Storyvilles, and in his excitement about our Student Account initiative.
We are grateful for everything Mr. Kamenetz did in behalf of our libraries, for the value he placed in education and learning, and for his very honest and strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in Baltimore County.
—Paula Miller, Director, Baltimore County Public Library