Libraries start summer reading

Preschoolers through 12th-graders are invited to join the summer reading program at the Anne Arundel County Public Library. The theme is "Clue Into Reading," and the program runs through July 29.

All 15 branches are participating. Those who join the club will receive a themed game board with activities, riddles, jokes and special offers from area businesses. Club members can go to the library weekly and earn prizes by completing "reading adventures."

Older children can join the "Say What?" club and earn prizes and coupons. There will be a program geared toward middle school and high school students. All club members will be eligible for end-of-summer prizes and drawings.

Information: web.

Community college honored for service

The Center for Learning Through Service at Anne Arundel Community College has received the annual Service Learning and Civic Engagement Collaboration Award for International Service Learning from the Community College National Center for Community Engagement.

Deadline nearing for scholarship

July 15 is the deadline to apply for the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship. The Maryland Higher Education Commission administers the scholarship. The amount of the award may be equal to the tuition and fees at the institution attended but cannot exceed $8,650.

To qualify, the applicant must enroll for at least six credits each semester in a degree-seeking graduate or undergraduate program at a college or university or private career school in Maryland.

It is available to:

The sons and daughters of members of the armed forces who died because of military service or who suffered a service-connected, 100 percent permanent disability as a result of military service.

Veterans who suffered a service-connected disability of 25 percent or greater because of military service.

Former POWs and MIAs of the Vietnam War and their children.

Children and spouses (who have not remarried) of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Children and spouses of state or local public safety employees or volunteers who died in the line of duty or sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered them 100 percent disabled.

State or local public safety employees or volunteers who became 100 percent disabled in the line of duty.

Information: 410-260-4565 or 800-974-1024, or www.mhec.

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