Sidewalk Construction is rescheduled at the Kitzmiller Library for the week of April 2. Patrons should use the front ramp entrance to the cafeteria/gym during this time.

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Interactive programs at all branches

Reptile Wonders Slide

We are hosting shows by Reptile Wonders: The Nature Center on the Go, at all library branches during the week of April 9, National Library Week. Reptile Wonders is an environmental education center and wildlife rehabilitation facility that provides traveling interpretive, interactive, and hands-on programs. “Come out and join us for a hands-on, interactive show, where we can see and touch 9 – 12 large exotic reptiles and learn about their habitat and how they live,” said Julie Iden, Children’s Specialist at the Oakland Main Library.

The 45 – 60 minute shows are free and open to the public, and are scheduled as follows:

  • Oakland Library: Monday, April 9 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The second performance is a repeat of the first one. For more information, contact Julie at 301-334-3996, ext. 0104 or
  • Kitzmiller Library: Tuesday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Diane at 301-334-8091 or
  • Accident Library: Tuesday, April 10 at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Kim at 301-746-8792 or
  • Friendsville Library: Wednesday, April 11 at 9:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The second performance is a repeat of the first one. For more information, contact Michele at 301-746-5663 or
  • Grantsville Library: Wednesday, April 11 at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Hannah at 301-895-5298 or

Reptile Wonders is dedicated to awakening the communities’ sense of awareness to the natural beauties of the environment and our role amidst earth’s biological diversity. In addition to providing educational programs, the organization provides a rehabilitation facility for injured wildlife, specifically injured reptiles (i.e.  Turtles with broken shells after an encounter with a motor vehicle). More information about Reptile Wonders can be found at

“National Library Week this year emphasizes how ‘Libraries Lead,’” said Library Director Thomas Vose.  “Whether fighting for access to information for everyone, providing vital technology free to the public, turning people on to new ideas with their classes, or serving as children’s first contact with the world of reading, libraries are proud to lead the way to better communities across the country!”

Support for the Reptile Wonders program is provided by the Western Maryland Regional Library, the regional resource center for the public libraries of Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties.