Fishing Poles Available at Library

Do your kids want to try fishing but you don't have any fishing poles? Did you know you can check them out of an Anne Arundel County Public Library?

The Anne Arundel County Public Library, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, will be loaning fishing poles from the Mountain Road Community Library, located at 4730 Mountain Road, Pasadena and the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library, located at 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis.

“The mission of the Anne Arundel County Public Library is to educate, enrich and inspire our customers,” said Hampton “Skip” Auld, library CEO. “Given this county’s extensive shoreline and interest in water activities, we feel like this program is a good fit,” he added.

Fishing poles can be checked out for two weeks and a fine of $1 per day will be assessed if they are returned late. There is no limit to the number of poles you can check out. Borrowers must have a library card with Anne Arundel County Public Library and assume all responsibility of the fishing pole and accessories. The library will not be held liable for any injury due to the fishing pole. Any fishing pole not returned will result in a replacement fee of $15. Fishing poles cannot be returned in the book drop, or left outside the library. There will be a $5 fee for fishing poles not returned to the circulation desk. Anyone over 16 does need a fishing license to fish in Maryland.