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​​​Youth Services @ LPBH

Youth services LBPH

The library provides a wide range of services for children, tweens, and teens. From programs to encourage traditional literacy to dynamic and engaging programs that teach STEAM skills. 


​For more information about the library's youth services, please contact:

LaShawn Myles; 410-230-2455​ | lashaw​n.myles@maryland.gov​

Upcoming Events @ LBPH:


The following events are held at the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; 415 Park Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201.

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan (BES) Book Tasting
Saturday, April 4th​​​; Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
The BES Award honors outstanding picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels.  Each year 15 picture books, 10 chapter books, and 10 graphic novels are nominated for the award.  Students in the state of Maryland vote for the winning book in each category. Come and share your thoughts about your favorite (BES) book.  Sample a few books, cast your vote and enjoy some family fun.    

Events Outside LBPH:


The following events are held in collaboration with outside groups and are held in various locations across the state, Please read the description for details. 

Make and Take Braille Book
Monday, March 9th​​​; Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Location: Glen Burnie Regional Library; 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Reading stimulates the imagination, stirs the emotions, and provokes thought. As many sighted children are exposed to letters, words, and books each day from a very young age, a child who is blind or visually impaired should be exposed to braille within his or her environment long before beginning to read.  Join the youth librarian from The Maryland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, as we learn helpful tips and make an accessible braille book.  Each family that attends will receive an assortment of free braille books to encourage early literacy.​

Build a Better Book Workshop
Monday, March 16th; Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Linthicum Community Library (AACPL); 
400 Shipley Rd., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
How do you make a book better for all?  The Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) will partner together with public libraries to execute the Build a Better Book Project. The purpose of this project is to help middle and high school youth develop technology skills and learn about STEAM careers.  Youth will learn about Universal Design Principles to design and create accessible, multi-modal picture books, graphics, and games that can be seen, touched, and heard.  Join us and learn more.  

LBPH & MSB Spring Job Fair 2020
Saturday, March 28th; Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: MSB Campus; 3501 Taylor Ave., Baltimore, MD 21236

This is a family event for students that are visually impaired or blind preparing for the transition from high school. Job, Career and Secondary Education resources available from DORS (Division of Rehabilitation Services), The Disabilities Department at UMBC, MSB’s Career Education and Transition Programs and other community organizations. It’s never too early to start thinking about your future. Join us for a day packed with opportunities for networking and creating a game plan for your future. It’s time to make those connections for the next steps. Register athttp://bit.ly/LBPHMSBJobFair​