Whether given as a memorial, in recognition of a happy occasion, or as an expression of honor and esteem, a tribute gift to Howard County Library System is a satisfying way to remember someone special.
To make a Tribute Gift, establish a Tribute Fund, or to contribute to one of the established Tribute Funds listed below you may CONTRIBUTE NOW online. Please note your fund of choice in the form’s Other Comments section.
- Dr. Sydney L. Cousin Memorial Fund : Contributions to this fund will support educational initiatives and classes across Howard County Library System. (DONATE HERE)
- Kathleen S. Glascock Tribute Fund for Children/Youth Literacy & Education : To support and enhance HCLS’ curriculum that advances literacy for children and youth in Howard County. Contributions to this fund are used to support Battle of the Books, HCLS Spelling Bee, Family Summer Reading and HiTail Reading Ambassadors.
- Gene Klein HCLS Project Literacy Fund : HCLS Project Literacy teaches adults reading, writing and basic math skills. More than 7,850 students representing 43 countries have participated in Project Literacy since 1987. 142 have received their high school diplomas and 141 have become US Citizens. Contributions to this fund are used for the high school diploma program and honor a former tutor, Gene Klein.
- Georg W. Veditz (ASL) Fund : Howard County Library System is one of a select number of libraries in the country with a collection of American Sign Language (ASL) materials. Containing more than 200 materials, the collection addresses topics such as classic literature, children’s stories, biographies, history of the deaf culture, health, parenting, ASL poetry, and other original ASL titles. For anyone interested in learning ASL, including parents of deaf children, anyone in the deaf culture, or those interested in interpreting, many of the videos present lessons in the language. To support the collection, the Library established The George W. Veditz Memorial Fund in honor of Veditz, a famous deaf Maryland resident who promoted ASL in the early 1900’s. The Fund is used to strengthen and broaden Library ASL resources. The collection is housed at the Central Branch, but may be requested from any branch.