What does CCPL mean to you?

During this period of uncertainty, Charles County Public Library is doing all we can to support you and keep our library strong—by lending e-books, providing up-to-date information, offering online classes, story times and programs, as well as supporting remote learning, jobs assistance, and community initiatives. Show your love for CCPL by posting a note for us. Share with us your thoughts, support, how else we can support our community, or answer one of our monthly questions.

Don’t want to miss your chance to be the first to answer our monthly questions? Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ccplonline, or Sign Up for a Library Card to be added to our email list.

I am SO HAPPY and THANKFUL that my local library is finally semi-open!!! I MISSED it SO much! THANK YOU!!! I always enjoy my library visits!

~ Mary Ann, La Plata

I just want to give a shout out to the staff at La Plata Library! Things are tough with the pandemic, but the staff is always willing to help!

~Suzanne, La Plata

I love to read and I love to learn. Lifelong learner and I love the library system in the tri co. area. I miss it not being open. It’s an lifeline, thank you

~Linda, PD Brown

Thank you for the increased programming and communication during this time! I hope it continues when things go back to ‘normal’.

~Danielle, Waldorf West

I miss seeing my the excitement my children have when returning home with books to read. E-books just don’texcite them as much, can’t wait to get back in the library.

~Robert, Waldorf

Libraries have been important — even magical! — places to me since I was a little girl. I am so glad you are staying in touch!

~Kathy, Brandywine

MISS reading my “real” books so very much! Digital is great but nothing beats an actual book. Can’t wait til you open. Glad everyone is staying safe.

~Chris, La Plata

I have always found the staff at La Plata Library to be so helpful. Hoping that they are all well and staying safe during this pandemic. Miss you all!

~Anonymous, La Plata

We miss our library but we appreciate every virtual program and opportunity that has been shared to keep us engaged. #StaySafe #MarylandStrong

~Kaprena Camp, La Plata

I appreciate all the online resources that the library is providing, but its not enough. Not everything that I am looking for is available online.

~Regina, Welcome

I really appreciate your chat feature. It’s so convenient. The answers to my questions were delivered quickly and accurately! Thank you!

~Anonymous, Waldorf

I appreciate CCPL. You are such a relevant source for information, education and entertainment. Thank you for all you do!


Being there to find the information that I need when I need at my fingertips with mutual support at all times.

~Gary, Waldorf

I absolutely love visiting the library. I often visit 2-3 times a week with my children. It’s a peaceful and safe space for us.

~Lea Washington, Waldorf

My kids love the story time and picking new books each week. I love the fact that Marina and ILL really help me read whatever I’m interested in!

~Sara, Indian Head

Thank you for all the programing and your positive reactions to this new normal! Having fun with summer reading!

~Anonymous, La Plata

It’s nice to have a great library right in your backyard with tons of offerings! Me and my daughters miss our trips to the library.

~TW, Waldorf

Thanks for the help with research for materials via chat live! E-books, audio-books, videos have been a big money saver! Thanks Staff and Volunteers!

~Sue, Potomac Branch

I appreciate the creativity that CCPL has tapped into during this crisis. Access to online resources and communications has been great.

~Kim, Waldorf

CCPL is where my mum worked for 20+ years and I practically lived there! Books open doors as well as the programs and services offered there.


The Public Library system is very important to me. I read a lot of books. Have not tried reading ebooks. I look forward to visiting in the future.

~Carol, Waldorf

The library means so much to me! It allows me to read books, enjoy activities through summer, and provides a safe environment for kids and adults!

~Tara, La Plata

We miss seeing Mr. Donnie and checking out physical books but my kids are very glad to be doing the summer reading program, even virtually, is cool!

~Hawkins Family, La Plata

We’ve been loving the programming. The presenters chosen have used the virtual platform in creative ways to fully engage kids even with the distance.

~Anonymous, La Plata

I love the library – locating books, stumbling across new books, utilizing the computers and the tutoring rooms, and attending library events.

~Mel, Waldorf

Can’t tell you how much I miss the library. I have many books on hold and hope your book pick-up will start soon.

~Carol, Bel Alton

Thank you for offering online classes and books! I enjoy reading and prefer to read from an actual book, the ebooks and audio help!

~Debbie, Waldorf

I love the library! It has been an integral part of my kids’ lives. We enjoy the story time, helpful staff, and technology. We miss the library!

~Renae Brown, Waldorf

I love the friendly helpful people who work at the La Plata library. They make using the library a nice experience!

~Annette, Swan Point

I love being able to download books from the library for my Kindle instead of buying them. They have a huge selection!

~Pam Donahue, La Plata

I love being able to download books from the library for my Kindle instead of buying them. They have a huge selection!

~Pam Donahue, La Plata

I love being able to download books from the library for my Kindle instead of buying them. They have a huge selection!

~Pam Donahue, La Plata

While I haven’t taken advantage of many offerings yet, I have been quite impressed with the amount of information the library has been emailing. You’re doing a good job with this!


Getting lost in books keeps your mind hopeful this Covid will be over soon!

~Renieb, White Plains

Thank you for the free WIFI. Great kids books. Thank you for free tax help. Love the Heritage site.

~Fran, Waldorf

I love the Library! I have taken many of their courses and my grandchildren have taken a few as well. I’ve also taken some virtual classes.

~Gloria, LaPlata

I enjoy the Family Tree research website being accessible from home! Love audio books and wish the catalog were larger for digital downloads. 


I really appreciate the email communications to increase awareness of services and ideas. Prior to the closure, I checked out A LOT of books because print is easier on my eyes than screens. But when I run out of books, I will use my tablet to read. My children have used some of the services like Hoopla and Overdrive since the closure.


I love the Charles County Public Library System! You all do an amazing job keeping me informed. Thank you!

~Indian Head

The library feeds our imagination; a place of solace for ideas to germinate and a safe place to meet old friends, and make new. In person & online!

~Lindsay, Waldorf

Thank you for being there via email to answer my questions. Thank you for upping the limits on Hoopla and adding more digital platforms. You rock!

~Lazondral, Waldorf

I have learned to use Libby, and I love it! I do miss seeing the friendly faces of the employees at my branch, though!

~Janice, La Plata

Charles County Public Library means the world to me! I can go there – online or in person – and explore the universe while reading!

~Melody, La Plata

I appreciate the library and all of its services. From movies, activities, to science events, we could always find something at the library.

~Anonymous, Waldorf