In partnership with Calvert County Government and University of Maryland Extension, Calvert Library is excited to announce that free Chromebooks are available to distribute to qualified households. These Chromebooks have been provided by the Connected Devices (MD-CDP) grant program from the Maryland State Department of Housing and Community Development. Access to technology is one key to achieving economic freedom and accessing important educational opportunities. The MD-CDP grant program is designed to assist in Maryland’s digital equity and inclusion efforts.

Distribution events will be held at Calvert Library locations and community centers throughout the county between February 10 and June 1. Digital Navigators will also be available at each event to help customers log on to their new Chromebook and receive resources on tech basics to get started.

Those eligible should register for one of the timeslots at least 24 hours before an event. If all timeslots are filled, you can call Marylanders Online at 1-866-206-8467.

Households are limited to one device per address. Proof of address and eligibility are required. Each appointment is roughly 15 minutes but wait times may vary at each location.

Important note: Customers must pick up their Chromebook at the location they reserved a timeslot for. The laptop is not held for missed appointments.

How to Qualify & What to Bring

Households must demonstrate their eligibility by providing the following:

Documentation from a government source of current household income below 200% of the federal poverty level (relative to household size).


Proof of current enrollment or participation in approved government assistance programs, such as:

    • Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
    • Medicaid
    • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
    • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
    • Free and reduced-price school lunch program or school breakfast program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools
    • Federal Pell Grant in the current award year


  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of address. Examples include: Maryland voter’s registration card; rental receipt, lease or deed; postmarked official mail (e.g., utility bill); vehicle registration; county tax bill with correct address; current pay stub.


Date Time Location
Saturday, Feb 10 FULL 10am – 4pm Calvert Library Prince Frederick
Wednesday, Feb 21 12 – 5pm Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach
Saturday, Mar 2 10am-4pm Southern Community Center
Wednesday, Mar 20 11am-5pm Calvert Library Fairview Branch
Saturday, Apr 6 10am – 4pm Northeast Community Center
Wednesday, Apr 17 1 – 6pm Southern Community Center
Saturday, May 4 10am – 4pm Calvert Library Prince Frederick
Wednesday, May 15 2 – 7pm New Twin Beaches Branch
Saturday, Jun 1 10am – 4pm Mount Hope Community Center

librarian using a Chromebook and mobile hot spot

If You Don’t Receive a Chromebook 
We understand that demand may be higher than our supply of Chromebooks. If you don’t receive a laptop at one of our events, we encourage you to check out our lending program. Customers can borrow a Wi-Fi-enabled Chromebook, a mobile hotspot or both for a normal borrowing period of 21 days with a library card.