Somerset County Library director now head of Maryland group

Posted 10/21/21

PRINCESS ANNE — Ed Goyda, director of Somerset County Libraries, is the new president of the Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators.

MAPLA is an organization of public, …

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Somerset County Library director now head of Maryland group

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PRINCESS ANNE — Ed Goyda, director of Somerset County Libraries, is the new president of the Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators.

MAPLA is an organization of public, regional and state library administrative officers advocating for public library services for all Maryland residents. Their vision is that residents of Maryland will know that public libraries are essential and fundamental to their quality of life.

"We are proud that Mr. Goyda represents Somerset County as an officer at the state level," said Ann Smith, president of Somerset County Library Board of Trustees.

Mr. Goyda started work in Somerset County in November 2016 after serving more than 10 years as director of the public library in Lewes, Del.

Somerset County has libraries in Crisfield, Ewell, and the headquarters in Princess Anne. They offer a selection of 50,000 books and DVDs, as well as free delivery of materials from any library in Maryland, plus a wide range of ebooks. The libraries also offer classes and events including book discussion groups, craft groups, technology training, and children’s STEM and coding classes.

A Programs to Go craft series started during the coronavirus pandemic continues and is highly popular. Look for weekly updates in the County Times and online at somelibrary.org.