The Perry Hall Branch provides recreational reading, information service, internet access and programs for the surrounding community. Opened in 1963 due to the work of the Northeastern Library Association the Perry Hall Branch continues to be the focus of community support.
The new 25,000 square foot building on Honeygo Boulevard opened on March 9, 2009. This building is twice the size of the facility it replaced which was located at 9440 Belair Road. This accessible "green" building offers a drive-up window, ample parking and houses a wide collection of materials and public computers with internet access and Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Wireless internet access is available throughout the building.
Perry Hall Reading Garden
The garden includes six benches for reading, contemplation, and relaxation. Two bronze sculptures of children reading adorn the garden, from which one has a picturesque view of a pond. The garden features a blue stone paver walkway of materials recycled from the renovation of the North Point Branch plaza in 2010. The pathway meanders through trees, shrubs, plants and flowers native to Maryland.
The $30,000 project was funded by the Foundation for the Baltimore County Public Library in conjunction with the Perry Hall Improvement Association. It included a significant donation from Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan in memory of former president and chairman of the board George Barrett.
The Reading Garden was dedicated on December 1, 2010.