Don’t just use the Library, be a part of it! Friends of Howard County Library System is a nonprofit organization that supports Howard County Library System (HCLS) in its mission to deliver high quality education for all ages. To help support the Library, the Friends of HCLS’ Board of Directors encourages you to join them by becoming a member of”Friends.”
Whether you’re an individual who wants to support HCLS’ educational initiatives, a family that wants to be up-to-date on the Library’s special activities, or a corporation that’s interested in making a philanthropic impact on education in Howard County – there’s a membership level that’s right for you! Different membership levels offer different benefits and opportunities for recognition.
Why Join the Friends?
“Friend” members make a difference. As a member, you’re supporting meaningful educational opportunities that HCLS would not otherwise be able to offer. This innovative curriculum contributes to our top national ranking. Friends of Howard County Library System supports the three pillars of HCLS’ educational mission – Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, and Instructive & Enlightening Experiences – through powerful advocacy and financial support.
Special thanks to our Corporate Members:
- Columbia Film Society
- M&T Bank
Memberships are charitable donations to the 501(c)3 Friends, and are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.
To join the Friends, or to renew your membership, you have several options:
- ONLINE: JOIN NOW
- BY PHONE: Call Rita Hamlet, Development Specialist, at 410.313.7799.
- BY MAIL: PRINT MEMBERSHIP FORM and send with your check
NOTE: Friends of HCLS has rolling membership dates. This means that a membership will be effective for a year after payment is processed. Membership renewal will work similarly: membership will be extended for one year provided a renewal is processed before the membership expires. If a renewal is received after the membership has expired, the new expiration date of the membership will be one year after the renewal.
Contact Friends of HCLS
If you have questions about the Friends or if you would like more information about membership, please contact Rita Hamlet, Development Specialist, at 410-313-7799.
Friends of Howard County Library System | 9411 Frederick Road | Ellicott City, MD 21042