Barbara Hinton Bragg, librarian

Barbara Hinton Bragg, 71, a librarian who worked for many years in Washington area public schools and libraries and who led a curriculum laboratory at the University of Maryland, died Oct. 19 at the Sanctuary at Holy Cross, a hospice in Burtonsville.

She had cancer, said her daughter, Ellicia Bragg Chau.

Mrs. Bragg, a Silver Spring resident, retired in 2008 after 10 years as a branch librarian with the D.C. Public Library.

She worked as a librarian and media specialist in the D.C. public schools from 1987 to 1996. Before and after her work in Washington, she was a librarian in the Prince George’s County public schools from 1965 to 1973.

From 1975 to 1979, Mrs. Bragg was assistant director and interim director the M. Lucia James Curriculum Laboratory in the College of Education at the University of Maryland. She was an information specialist with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Information Specialist from 1980 to 1985.

Bobbie Nell Hinton was a native of Durham, N.C., and a 1963 English graduate of what is now North Carolina Central University. She received a master’s degree in library science from the University of Maryland in 1976.

She was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Columbia, where she served on the usher board. She provided collected clothing and books and provided other volunteer assistance to needy families and children.

Her marriage to Giles Bragg Sr. ended in divorce.

Survivors include two children, Ellicia Bragg Chau of Ellicott City and Giles Bragg Jr. of Windsor Mill, Md.; two sisters, Theresa Green of Arlington County and Deborah Melvin of Durham; and six grandchildren.

--Megan McDonough