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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.

Worcester County Library Foundation

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: Howard Sribnick (President), Ron Cascio, Charlotte Cathell, Kay Hickman, Donna Main, Gary Weber and Betsy Williams; Lisa Outten Harrison and Jennifer Ranck serve as staff to the Board.

Current Major Initiative: New Berlin Branch Library

The proposed new Berlin Branch Library will replace the current library that was built in 1970. The new facility will be approximately 11,000 SF, about three times the size of the current branch, and the design will complement the historic architecture of the Town of Berlin. Cozy areas for reading and studying, adaptable spaces to accommodate new technology, as well as a community room are being incorporated into the design. Students, working professionals, retirees, teens, families with children, and others will be able to take advantage of library services and programs, all while enjoying the quiet setting. The town of Berlin is well known for its art scene and music festivals. The new branch seeks to build on Berlin’s sense of community and celebrate the Berlin’s history and culture. The facility will include gallery space, a local history room, and a community gathering space for meetings, performances, and special events.

Library Building Fund
- To donate to the Library Building Fund, fill out this form and submit it along with your payment to the Worcester County Library Foundation.

Bricks-to-Books Program
- The Bricks-to-Books Program helps to fund the new Berlin Library. Your personal message, favorite book title, favorite quote, or name of a loved one will show your support for the Library and create a lasting part of a community treasure – YOUR new Berlin Library. To purchase a brick, fill out this form and submit it along with your payment to the Worcester County Library Foundation. Your brick will be installed during the construction of the new Library building in our Book-walk or Garden areas. Thank you for your support.

Upcoming Foundation Events:

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. Click for membership letter and membership form.

Raffle to benefit the Klein Leister - John Staley Scholarship
September 1 - November 30
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the branch libraries. Prize includes a $500 gift certificate to Walmart, two-night stay at the Holiday Inn Ocean Front (66th Street, Ocean City), two-night stay at the Quality Inn Ocean Front (17th Street, Ocean City), two afternoon passes to Trimpers, three $20 gift certificates to Candy Kitchen, $50 gift certificate to Dolle's, $20 gift to Tanger Outlets, and coffee and dessert for 4 at the Blue Dog Cafe in Snow Hill. Tickets are one for $5 and three for $10. There will be only one winner and the drawing will take place on December 6. Proceeds will benefit the Worcester County Library Foundation Annual Scholarship. Here's your chance to make your holiday shopping a little easier this year and make a difference to a local student!

Klein Leister - John Staley Scholarship
This scholarship opportunity is open to all Worcester County high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university or who will pursue advanced career and technical education within two years following graduation. (Applications are closed for 2017, please check back in January 2018.)


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

Questions? Contact Lisa Outten Harrison - 410-632-3970

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.