Support Your Library

Promote literacy and innovation, build community and create opportunities for lifelong learning by making a financial gift, joining a Friends group or donating materials.

Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operated by a board comprised of county business and community leaders. The mission is to provide additional resources to enrich the library’s commitment to empower the citizens of Baltimore County to explore, learn, create and connect.

The Foundation’s support of the library is made possible by contributions from individuals, businesses and other foundations to fund a range of activities to promote a love of learning and the development of early childhood literacy and to continue lifelong learning for children and adults.

Find out more about the Foundation and how you can make a donation or get involved by visiting their website or calling 410-887-6196.

Friends of the Baltimore County Public Library

Friends of the Library are independent, volunteer support groups created by members of a branch community to provide advocacy, community outreach and financial support to select branches. The following branches have Friends groups. Contact one near you for information about membership and meetings. 

Arbutus
Harry Robertson, President
Email: hrob1256@verizon.net

Catonsville
Karen Nicolaus, President
Email: CatonsvilleLibraryFriends@gmail.com

Hereford
Jackie Brooks, President
Email: FriendsofHerefordLibrary@gmail.com

Loch Raven
Bruce Knauff, President
Email: lochravenlibraryfriends@gmail.com

Perry Hall
Jaymee Farinacci, President
Email: phplfriends@yahoo.com

Pikesville
Ruth Goldstein, President
Email: RuthGoldstein@comcast.net

Randallstown
John Land, President
Email: Jland3@comcast.net

Towson
Helen Moeller, President
Email: towsonfriends@gmail.com

Donate Materials

Donations of gently used items in good condition and odor- and mold-free are accepted at branches. Items not accepted include:

  • Textbooks
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Encyclopedias
  • Directories
  • Maps

Donations along with withdrawn library materials are donated to and are for sale through Better World Books. A percentage of the sale price is returned to the library to purchase additional materials and to fund library services. 

The library cannot estimate or provide a receipt of cash value for your donation but can initial and date statements that confirm and describe the contents of a donation for your tax records.