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:

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

Upcoming Events

Paint Night Fundraiser - Thursday, May 19, 6 - 8 pm, Berlin Library Branch

Join us for a fun paint night - we will be painting a lovely wildflower scene, perfect for Spring!  Ticket cost is $40 and includes all painting supplies and light refreshments.  32 spots are available, payment is required to reserve a spot.  Call Amy @ 410-632-2600 to register.  Cash/check payable to Worcester County Library Foundation.  All proceeds will benefit the Klein Leister / John Staley Scholarship.  Hope to see you there!

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 2022 ended on March 22 (please check back in January 2023)

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.  Please see application link below (under attachments).


Amazon Smile

Turning your Amazon purchases into contributions for the Library Foundation is a simple and automatic way to support the Library at no cost to you. Instead of shopping Amazon.com, try smile.Amazon.com, a website operated by Amazon with the same products, pricing and shopping features. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, select Worcester County Library Foundation. You can use the same account on Amazon.com so you don't have to create another password. The website will remember that you selected the Library, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.Amazon.com will result in a donation.

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.