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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, and Gary Weber; 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.

Ladies* & Libations
June 2, 2016; 5 - 8 pm at the West-O Bottle Shop & Bar. In support of the new Berlin Branch Library, join us for a lovely selection of wines and/or beer as well as light refreshments and some fun party games. Tickets are $30; $35 at the door. Contact Jan Adamchek at 443-880-0954 to purchase tickets and for more information. *Men welcome too!

Lawn Party ~ Atlantic Hotel
Save the date: Friday, September 16, 2016. Details coming soon!

Sleeping Beauty performed by the Ballet Theatre of Maryland
November 5, 2016; show times are 2 pm and 7 pm at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for theatre seating and $15 for orchestra. Tickets are available at the Ocean City Convention Center box office (410-289-2800), and TICKETMASTER (1-800-551-7328).

11 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, St. Johns, Antigua, Castries, St. Lucia, Philipsburg, St. Maarten

We set sail from Baltimore on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 and return to Baltimore on Saturday, January 14th. The Worcester County Library Foundation benefits from a group discounted rate. The prices below are for two passengers and are available at this nonprofit discount for a limited booking time. Call today to reserve your cabin.

Inside Cabin - Category N - $2,159.56
Ocean View - Category I - $2,537.56
Balcony - Category D2 - $4,137.56
Balcony - Category D1 - $4,145.56

Prices are all inclusive except, trip insurance and pre-paid gratuities. Please call Tiffany Falls at 1-800-586-0338 to reserve your cruise today at this price! Bus transportation to Baltimore is available if enough people request it. To reserve bus transportation, please call 410-632-3970.


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.

Make A Donation

via the Eastern Shore Regional Library

via PayPal