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  • Hours

    Mon. - Thurs. 10 am - 9 pm Fri. - Sat. 10 am - 6 pm Sun. 1 pm - 5 pm

  • Children Ages

    Newborn to Adult

East Columbia Branch, Howard County Library

Located on Cradlerock Way in the Village of Owen Brown, the East Columbia Branch also houses a Senior Center and the Library's Administrative Offices. Recipient of Honor Awards for Architectural Excellence from both the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and from the Maryland Society of the American Institute of Architects, this branch opened in August 1994. The spacious open floor plan, children's rain forest walkway and silent study room add to customers' enjoyment of this branch, which offers materials, classes, and services for all ages.

The East Columbia Branch has 60 computers available to the public. All computers have Internet and word processing capabilities.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019 Pop Pop, Grammy & Me (infant-24 months) TK
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Pop Pop, Grammy & Me (infant-24 months) TK
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Kindergarten, Here We Come (entering Kindergarten, RG)
Monday, August 26, 2019 Free Afternoon Snacks (up to age 18)
Monday, August 26, 2019 Cuentos En Pijamas
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Do the Rot Thing: An Intro to Vermicompost
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Free Afternoon Snacks (up to age 18)
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Do the Rot Thing: An Intro to Vermicompost
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 All Together Now (all ages) TK
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 All Together Now (all ages) TK
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Free Afternoon Snacks (up to age 18)
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 In Other Worlds
Thursday, August 29, 2019 Free Afternoon Snacks (up to age 18)
Thursday, August 29, 2019 Local Heroes (ages 2-5) TK
Thursday, August 29, 2019 *CANCELLED* Mom's Groupthink
Friday, August 30, 2019 Storybook Friends (ages 2-5) TK
Friday, August 30, 2019 Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Friday, August 30, 2019 Free Afternoon Snacks (up to age 18)
Sunday, September 01, 2019 Library Closed
Monday, September 02, 2019 Library Closed
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Summer Reading Fun & More!

6/11/2010

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"Signed the kids up for the summer reading program again (our 5th or 6th year doing so) at the Summer Reading Program Kickoff last week. The staff at East Columbia is so wonderful. After the event my son was looking for some books on a topic in the Children's Room and the librarian spent so much time with us to seek out exactly what he wanted. She even made 2 phone calls to other branches to request titles for him. We have never been disappointed with the children's programs offered at the library and look forward to attending some this summer."