Parkville - Carney Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library

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Wheelchair accessible symbol.9509 Harford Road 
Parkville, Maryland 21234-3192

  • Telephone: 410-887-5353


  • Sun: 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Mon: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tue: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wed: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thu: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fri: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



Reading Buddies Needed for Spring 2018!

The Parkville-Carney Library seeks volunteers and junior buddies for its Reading Buddies program, which pairs teen volunteers with kids in grades 1 to 4 who need extra practice to become proficient readers. Reading Buddies will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from February 5 through March 29. Volunteers will meet with their junior buddy one hour each week at the Parkville-Carney Branch.

If you are 12 to 17 years old, like working with younger students, and would like to earn service learning hours as a Reading Buddies Volunteer, please apply to volunteer by Wednesday, January 17. Applications for Reading Buddies Volunteers are available online or at the Parkville-Carney Branch. Return your completed application to the Parkville-Carney Branch.

If your child is in grades 1 to 4 and is having trouble reading, please apply to be a Junior Buddy by Wednesday, January 17.  Applications for Junior Buddies are available online and at the Parkville-Carney Branch. Return your completed application to the Parkville-Carney Branch.



In addition to book, CD and DVD collections for all ages, this branch offers the following:





About This Branch


From 1943 to 1952, the Parkville community hosted an independent library at 8904 Harford Road and subsequently in the basement of St Ursula's Church. When that library closed, BCPL began providing library service to the community via bookmobile.


On July 6, 1961 the Parkville Branch opened in rented quarters at 9221 Harford Road. In January of 1971, the Parkville-Carney Branch opened in its current building at 9509 Harford Road. The branch was renamed the "Parkville-Carney Branch" at this time after an appeal by residents of Carney to show that both communities were served by the facility.


About This Community

In 1874 a prominent Baltimore surveyor, Simon Jonas Martenet, purchased "35 acres and two rods of land, more or less" at a trustee's sale. He then advertised residential sites as "one of the healthiest and pleasantest locations near Baltimore".


The land was named Parkville for a plot of land which Martenet donated to the people with the stipulation that it always remain a park. The park area is located in the center of present day Taylor Avenue between Oak and Chestnut Avenues.


Additional Information

BCPL's Collection includes materials on Parkville. Additional information about the Parkville community can be found in the Parkville Carney Business Association's Brief History of the Parkville/Carney Area.



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Revised: January 1, 2018