Harford County Public Library and the Harford County Department of Community Services were presented with a Special Preservation Award by the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission for their partnership in bringing Journey Stories to Harford County.
The award was given during a May 10 ceremony at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air. Journey Stories was a Smithsonian Exhibition that ran May 19 through July 6, 2012 at the Abingdon library and also featured additional exhibitions and several notable authors and speakers appearing around the county. Each program and exhibition highlighted the Journey Stories theme of examining the intersection between modes of travel and Americans' desire to feel free to progress and flourish, voyage and explore.
Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches throughout Harford County. The library serves more than 175,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of 4.5 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.