Harford Digest

Clothes for Kids helps prepare needy children

Harford Mall in Bel Air is participating in a Clothes for Kids campaign through July 31.


The drive will collect back-to-school clothing for less fortunate children in the county. Shoppers are asked to stop by Center Court from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. to pick up a tag, which will contain size information for one child.

Participants will buy new clothes for this child and drop them off at the Salvation Army station in Center Court.


The Salvation Army will take the donation to the child.

Information: the mall, 410-879-9319.

Retreat aimed at kids mourning a loved one

Harford Hospice, a division of Upper Chesapeake Health, will offer a retreat from July 30 to Aug. 1 for children grieving the loss of a loved one.

The weekend program, Camp Chenoa, will give campers the opportunity to share their feelings with other children experiencing similar losses.

The program was designed to teach children how to cope with grief while allowing them a chance to have fun and make friends.

The camp is open to children ages 6 through 12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one within the past year.

Children should be Harford, Baltimore or Cecil County residents.


The retreat will be held at the Harford County 4-H camp at the Rocks in Street. Registration is $5 per child.

Information: 410-931-0990 or, toll-free, 877-640-1809.

Havre de Grace library to close starting tomorrow

The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees has announced that the Havre de Grace branch will be closed for renovation beginning tomorrow. The branch will reopen Aug. 19.

Havre de Grace materials due while the branch is closed will be exempt from fines and may be returned to any branch or to the Havre de Grace branch after Aug. 19.The book drop will remain open during the renovation.

For further information, contact library administrative offices at 410-273-5600 or visit the library Web site at www.