The Anne Arundel County Public Library, in partnership with the Maryland DNR, will soon begin loaning fishing poles from the Mountain Road Community Library in Pasadena, MD.
“The mission of the Anne Arundel County Public Library is to educate, enrich, and inspire our customers,” said Hampton “Skip” Auld, library CEO. “Given this county’s extensive shoreline and interest in water activities, we feel like this program is a good fit,” he added.
Fishing poles are checked out for two weeks and a fine of $1 per day will be assessed if returned late. Borrowers must have a library card with Anne Arundel County Public Library and assume all responsibility of the fishing pole and accessories. The library will not be held liable for any injury due to the fishing pole. Any fishing pole not returned will result in a replacement fee of $15. Fishing poles cannot be returned in the book drop, or left outside the library. There will be a $5 fee for fishing poles not returned to the circulation desk.