From the Harford County Public Library:
Harford County Public Library is pleased to announce Rebecca R. Jessop has joined the organization as Foundation Director. As Foundation Director, Jessop is responsible for raising funds to augment the financial resources of the Library and promote awareness of Library services.
“I am thrilled to be a part of such a creative team of people,” said Jessop. “Harford County is so fortunate to be the home of such a vibrant and active library system. I am excited to continue creating partnerships and giving community residents and businesses the opportunity to sponsor exciting and innovative Library programs and events.”
According to Jessop, top priorities for the Foundation include the Havre de Grace Library building renovation and expansion; continued renovation of the Bel Air Library’s Early Literacy Interactive Space; and coordinating partnerships for the Library’s Summer Reading Program, which provides incentives for preschool to high-school age students to engage in reading, math and science activities to maintain throughout the summer the knowledge and skills they have gained in school.
“Rebecca Jessop brings extensive experience and knowledge of the Harford County community and a proven track record in building relationships and partnerships,” said Mary Hastler, CEO. “We are delighted that Ms. Jessop has joined the Harford County Public Library team.”
Formerly the Coordinator of the Harford County Cultural Arts Board and Director of Special Events and Community Outreach for the Center for the Arts, Jessop has a background in marketing, event coordination and public relations. Prior to those positions, she served as the Media Marketing Specialist for the Baltimore City Office of Cable & Communications, and the Director of Special Projects for The Senator Theatre, where she coordinated the world and state premieres of many locally made films. She is also part of the Town of Bel Air Film Festival team.
Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The Library serves over 191,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of over 4.1 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.
The Harford County Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization established to raise funds to augment the financial resources of the Harford County Public Library and to promote awareness of its services. For more information, call 410-273-5601 x2283.