South Carroll: 'Libraries Rock!' Summer Discovery kickoff set for June 21 at all branches

South Carroll: 'Libraries Rock!' Summer Discovery kickoff set for June 21 at all branches
Amy Smith and her children Arya, and Ashlynn, sign up for the Carroll County Public Library's Summer Discovery Program at the Finksburg Branch in 2017. This year's Summer Discovery kickoff is set for Thursday, June 21. (Dylan Slagle / Carroll County Times)

The various branches of the Carroll County Public Library will be celebrating the Summer Discovery kickoff on Thursday, June 21, with games, crafts, face painting, and more.

People of all ages are invited to this event and to the Summer Discovery programs. Throughout the program, the participants will be able to join the library during the summer and be part of all of the readings and other activities they will be offering.


This year’s theme is Libraries Rock! and they will be having music-related programs throughout the summer.

The participants in this program will be able to earn points by reading books, completing activities, and submitting written or picture reviews online.

Also, the participants will be able to enter into a raffle to win bi-weekly prizes and they will also be receiving an award for finishing the program.

In addition, all finishing participants are automatically entered in the end of summer prize raffle and the winners will be revealed after Sept. 6.

The Summer Discovery programs will be running through Aug. 25.

The Summer Discovery kickoff will be celebrated in all of the branches on the same date, June 21.

You may visit any of the Carroll County Public Library Branches to sign up or visit their website,

For more information, contact Amber Farran at 443-293-3141 or

Festival set for Linganore Winecellars, June 23

This June 23, the Linganore Winecellars will be celebrating the Freestate — Beer, Wine, and Seafood Festival with local seafood vendors, brewers, and entertainment.

Throughout the event, they will be having Maryland Craft Brewers and wines from Linganore Winecellars.

They will also have live music and the special appearance from Justin Schlegel from the radio show, Justin, Scott, and Spiegel of 98 Rock.

Also, food vendors will be present that will offer a variety of non-seafood items on their menus.

For more information or to purchase your ticket, visit the Linganore Wines website,

The tickets include a FreeState Festival souvenir glass for tastings of beer from eleven different breweries, and a variety of wines from Linganore Winecellars.


The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Please remember that pets are not allowed, and also, no open containers or outside alcohol are permitted.

Calvary UMC brings annual vacation Bible school.

Starting this June 24 and ending on June 28, Calvary United Methodist Church will be hosting the vacation Bible school for the kids in the community.

This year, they will have a Shipwreck themed bible school and the bible school is exclusively for elementary school aged children.

The event will start each night at 6 p.m. and it will end at 8 p.m.

Admission for this event is $25 per child and you may register online by visiting their website.

For more information, you may contact the church at 301-829-0358.

Calvary United Methodist Church is located at 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy.