Spotlight On Maryland-Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library

The BIG Give Is Coming Up Friday, May 19th! Support Their Second Annual Dedicated Day of Giving!
Sonia Alcantara-Antoine, BCPL CEO with Gina Crash and Julie Saxenmeyer, Foundation for BCPL
Sonia Alcantara-Antoine, BCPL CEO with Gina Crash and Julie Saxenmeyer, Foundation for BCPL Photo credit Emily Williamson

This week on Spotlight On Maryland, Gina Crash welcomed Sonia Alcantara-Antoine, CEO, Baltimore County Public Library, (BCPL), and Julie Saxenmeyer, Foundation for BCPL in studio to talk about BCPL's 75th Anniversary and the Foundation for BCPL's BIG Give dedicated day of giving on Friday, May 19th to support BCPL initiatives including digital equity, Summer Reading Challenge, bookmobiles, Storyville and building improvements.

Donations can be made online and there are numerous pop-up events planned throughout the day at library branches and it culminates with a free, family-friendly sunset concert at the Towson Branch on May 19th from 5 pm to 8 pm featuring 90's cover band Starlight Anthem, food vendors and beer from BC Brewery. The concert is being held on street level next to the branch.

To find out more about BCPL including their Summer Reading Challenge that kicks off June 3rd at their Arbutus Branch, visit bcpl.info. You can also find BCPL on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. For more information about the BIG Give Friday, May 19th and the Foundation for BCPL, visit foundationforbcpl.org. You can find the Foundation for BCPL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Click below to listen to the interview. Please note- after the interview was pre-recorded, the BIG Give location changed to street level at the BCPL Towson Branch.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Emily Williamson