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More than 1,000 books collected at Camden...


More than 1,000 books collected at Camden Yards

Baseball fans donated more than 1,000 children's books at the Second Annual Books to the Ball-park effort on behalf of the Baltimore Reads literacy organization, held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Aug. 26.

The book drive was in conjunction with the literacy group's Reading, Runs & Ripken fund-raising campaign, which will continue through Oct. 1 and raised close to $50,000.

Books collected at the ballpark by volunteers from KCI Technologies of Hunt Valley will be distributed to low-income families.

Site recommends books for Harry Potter fans

A Baltimore County Public Library Web page devoted to Harry Potter - with supplemental reading lists and links to other pages -- is drawing about 115 users each week, library officials say.

The page can be reached through www.bcplonline.org.

Stories for preschoolers offered in Brooklyn Park

The Brooklyn Park Library will begin its fall programs with an "Autumn Storytime Extravaganza" for preschoolers this week.

Programs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and 7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 26.

Information: 410-222-6260.

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