Severna Park Library Unveils New Outdoor Learn And Play Space


Visitors will notice a new addition outside the Severna Park Library on West McKinsey Road. Thanks to $20,000 in funding from the Kiwanis Club of Severna Park and Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation, a new outdoor learn and play space is opening to the public.

The space features two Percussion Play instruments, four benches and an open area.

Samantha Zline, the Severna Park Library branch manager, wanted the instruments to resemble the bellflower display featured at Brooklyn Park Library’s sensory garden.

When the Kiwanis Club of Severna Park made the generous donation, Zline also knew she wanted to expand on the outdoor storytimes that the Severna Park Library offered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We thought, ‘What can we do to keep that going and use that for the outdoor storytimes?’” she said.

The Severna Park Library staff will celebrate the new addition with a public event this Thursday at 11:30am.

Kline is grateful to the Kiwanis Club for its donation.

“It’s a different way for us to make the library available 24/7,” Zline said. “You can use your Wi-Fi and work outside while the kids are playing or while you are waiting for the library to open, in the spring.”


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