North Point Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library

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1716 Merritt Boulevard 
Dundalk, Maryland 21222-3295
 

 

  • Sun: 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Mon: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tue: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wed: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thu: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fri: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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In addition to book, CD and DVD collections for all ages, this branch offers the following:

History

 

About This Branch

 

The current North Point Branch opened on March 15, 1965. Over the years, there have been several public libraries in the North Point Community including branches located in Dundalk, Middle River, Sparrows Point and Turner Station. These libraries are no longer in service.​

 

 

About This Community

 

The North Point peninsula was first settled in the 1660s by families with land grants from King Charles I and the lord proprietor of the colony Province of Maryland, Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, (1605-1675), and his brother Leonard Calvert, (1606-1647), who served as the first governor.

 

In 1916, Bethlehem Steel Company purchased 1,000 acres of farmland to develop housing for its shipyard workers.

 

The North Point community is most noted for its role in the War of 1812. After burning the Capitol just days earlier, the British hoped to overtake Baltimore via a combined land and sea invasion. The land invasion at North Point began at 3 a.m. on  September 12, 1814 under the command of MG Robert Ross.

 

Ultimately Ross was killed and both the land attack and the naval bombardment of Fort McHenry were rebuffed setting the stage for Francis Scott Key to pen the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner. 

 

 

Additional Information

 

BCPL's collection includes materials on Dundalk, Sparrows Point and North Point. Additional information can be found about this community on the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and the Battles That Saved America: North Point and Baltimore 1814 websites.

 

 


Revised: January 27, 2016