Year End Books

A number of the more popular books for children and adults borrowed from the Frederick County Libraries.

Looking for a new book? Whether you are looking to purchase a new book or borrow a favorite, the bookstores and library system in Frederick County will be able to meet all your summer reading needs.

For kids, teens and even adults, the library system offers a reading program over the summer. Reading books earns participants points, which translate into prizes. Depending on the number of points, participants may earn new books or entries into drawings for prizes like tickets to a Keys game, and gift certificates to restaurants, book stores or local organizations. This year, people can track their progress online using the Beanstalk app.

Throughout the summer, the library system puts on movies in the Villages of Urbana, it sponsors talks at Flying Dog, collaborates with Heritage Frederick to discuss whiskey, hosts music at the Thurmont location and will have space-themed parties at each of the branches.

Looking to purchase a book? Check out Curious Iguana in downtown Frederick. The bookstore has various offerings, grouped by traditional categories and ones to help you best select a book.

The bookstore also offers multiple speakers throughout the year and book clubs. Most clubs are free, although some, such as ones that include meals, do have a charge.

For more inexpensive books, check out Wonder Book, a used bookstore with a wide selection of books.

For more information on the county’s library system, visit

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Heather Mongilio is the health and Fort Detrick reporter for the Frederick News-Post. She can be reached at

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