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EXCITE Transformation for Libraries: Baltimore County Public Library

"B Involved," Baltimore County Public Library, MD

B Involved Club is a weekly program that gives teens a way to connect to their communities through participation in service projects of their choosing to benefit local partners.

Project Details

Project Name: B Involved

Purpose: B Involved will provide Baltimore County teens with after-school projects inside and outside the library to benefit community organizations.

Grant Funding Amount: $3,000

Key Elements: Kickoff event, weekly program to work on projects, end-of-year closing ceremony

Target Audience: Teens

Community Support: Meals on Wheels, Araminta Freedom Initiative, St. Vincent de Paul Baltimore, Baltimore Humane Society. Library administration will support the project with additional funding of $1,150.

Use of grant funds: $1,500 in program materials per branch


  • So teens will feel connected and respected in the community
  • For opportunities to be creative

Team Members

four team members from Baltimore County Public LibraryTeam members Kayla Hamilton, Michael Jackson, Kathryn Sigler, and Brian Wickman with Jeanine Esposito (left) and Dawn La Valle (right)

Presentation Slide

B Involved presentation slide

Thank you, IMLS!

Institute of Museum and Library Services

This project was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant # RE-95-17-0068-17, in the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

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