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.

Calvert Library Prince Frederick and Twin Beaches Branch will begin taking walk-ins on Monday, June 17.

  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time
  • Call first for availability at Fairview and Southern Branches
  • Depending on staff availability, tech help and assistance may be available at time of pick-up. Alternatively, library staff may schedule a 1-on-1 appointment time for you at another time.

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).

OR

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

AND

  • 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.
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.