Worcester County Library Foundation

The people of Worcester County are increasingly turning to a valuable community resource they share in common - their public library. The Worcester County Library Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization which exists to support and enhance library service in this County.

The Worcester County Library Foundation can help the library to maintain and accelerate the momentum that has been building in recent years. The Foundation assists the library in presenting a wide range of interesting and educational events – from book and poetry discussions, to spirited exchanges about foreign policy, to cooking classes, to demonstrations of local arts and crafts. With your support, the Foundation helps the library to acquire extra copies of new, popular, and important books and helps the library to present fun and stimulating programs and activities for all ages.

Current Board Members:

  • Michelle Hickman
  • Nancy Hickman
  • Donna Main
  • Liz Mumford
  • Carol Rose, President
  • Terri Westcott
  • Betsy Williams
  • Elena Coelho, Amy Parker, and Jennifer Ranck serve as staff to the Board

Upcoming Events

Save the Date - Paint Time with Calvin - Thursday, September 28 @ 6:00 pm ~ Berlin Branch Library

Paint a beautiful coastal scene with us - and support your local library! All proceeds to benefit the Leister-Staley Scholarship. Tickets are $40 and include all the supplies. Call Amy at 410-632-2600 with questions and to reserve your spot.

A Longwood Garden Christmas - Thursday, November 30

Join the Worcester County Library Foundation for a fun and magical trip to Longwood Gardens. Enjoy more than 500,000 lights, colorful fountains, and gardens of bloom. Proceeds benefit all five libraries and three annual scholarships. Have fun and support your Library! Trip per person: $90, minimum of 45 people to go. Trip is non-refundable. Leaving from the Berlin Walmart at 11 am. Cafe available at the Gardens. Please make check payable to the Worcester County Library Foundation and bring to your local branch to secure a seat. For more information or credit card payments, contact Elena Coelho at 443-783-6164.

Annual Membership Drive

The Worcester County Library Foundation is asking for your help in carrying out its important mission. You and your family members are invited to join the Foundation and support its effort to provide enhanced library services as well as cultural and educational programs. Your tax-deductible annual membership will help ensure the future of our libraries and our communities. The membership letter and membership form are both available for download below.

Klein Leister / John Staley Scholarship - application period for 2023 has closed; please check back in January 2024 

This $1,000 scholarship opportunity is open to all Worcester County public high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university within two years following graduation. Funds will be sent to the financial aid office of the school at which the student enrolls and can be applied to tuition, room, board, books, fees, and any other charges.


Gift Designations

The Worcester County Library Foundation keeps careful track of gift designations by branch library and by area of interest. If you want to designate a gift for your local branch, or for books, or for computer technology, you can be assured that your wishes will be followed.

Please help the Worcester County Library Foundation. Your tax-deductible gift will do wonders. For questions contact Elena Coelho at 410-632-3970.

Worcester County Library Foundation, Inc.
307 North Washington Street
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863

Honor Someone Who Loves Libraries

Honor someone who loves libraries and reading by contributing $25 or more to the Worcester County Library Foundation Book Fund. Honor contributions can be made to any Worcester County Library branch to purchase library books. Your generous support is appreciated. Your donation is tax-deductible because the Worcester County Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.