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Howard County Library System (HCLS) is an award-winning public library in suburban Maryland, located between Baltimore and Washington, DC. Consistently ranked as a Five Star Library by Library Journal, we deliver public education to all.

Chapter Chats promotes many aspects of HCLS, including reviews of materials, online content, classes and events, and announcements.

Members of the HCLS team write and maintain the blog.

Commenting Policy

All comments moderated by Administrators before approval. No spam. No profanity. No graphic/suggestive language.

It may take up to 24 hours to approve a comment or after a weekend.

Howard County Library System reserves the right to remove the following:

  • Vulgar language, including graphic, obscene, explicit, racist, or sexist comments.
  • Abusive, hateful, or slanderous comments to any person, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identification, organization, or nation.
  • Personal attacks of any kind.
  • Spam.
  • Comments clearly off topic.
  • Comments that suggest, endorse or encourage illegal activity.
  • Promotion, solicitation or advertisement of particular services, products or political organizations.
  • Infringement of copyrights or trademarks.
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