Download the 2013-2014 Annual Report (PDF).

Baltimore County Public Library

Annual Report



BCPL: Baltimore County Public Library




A Message from Director Paula Miller...





BCPL’s Vision


BCPL: The place to be empowered, inspired, informed and to succeed.


BCPL’s Mission


Baltimore County Public Library will connect our diverse community with innovative, quality services as we:


• Create welcoming physical and virtual spaces.
• Champion an early and lifelong love of reading.
• Excel as an essential information resource.




Our Strategic Plan


Fiscal year 2014 marked the midpoint of Baltimore County Public Library’s Strategic Plan IX: Making a Difference. We continued to focus our efforts on meeting our community’s needs in the service response areas identified in Strategic Plan IX:


• Stimulate Imagination: Reading Viewing and Listening for Pleasure
• Create Young Readers: Early Literacy
• Visit a Comfortable Place: Physical and Virtual Spaces
• Satisfy Curiosity: Lifelong Learning
• Succeed in School: Homework Help
• Connect to the Online World: Public Internet Access




2014 Highlights





Branches by the Numbers


Select a blue star to view that branch’s Fiscal Year 2014 statistics.





Numbers of Note


Service Measures and Summer Reading Club Registrations

Circulation by Age and Format and Service Measures

Financial Information and Programming Statistics




On a typical day at BCPL...

A Day at BCPL: 12,921 customers visit the branches, 662 customers attend a library program, 30,924 items are checked out, 1,963 customers use a public computer and 1,295 e-books are downloaded.




BCPL Board of Trustees


Sharon Knecht, President
Frank Regan, Vice President
Carol Buell, Secretary
John Holman, Treasurer
Edythe Brooks
Jeffrey Smith
Henry Turner



John Holman, President
Frank Regan, Vice President
Aaron Slater, Secretary
Henry (Chip) Hiebler Jr., Treasurer
Jane S. Eickhoff
Michael N. Netzer
Paul J. Schwab


Baltimore County Executive

Kevin Kamenetz


Baltimore County Council Members

District 1

Councilman Tom Quirk

District 2

Councilwoman Vicki Almond

District 3

Councilman Todd Huff

District 4

Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver

District 5

Councilman David Marks

District 6

Councilwoman Cathy Bevins

District 7

Councilman John Olszewski


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Revised: July 19, 2017