Why Support the Library?
Public dollars alone are not enough to ensure the library’s program and facility needs are met. The library supports our entire community.
69% of households in Baltimore County have at least one library cardholder
6,500 programs throughout our community and in our 19 branches
7,070,000 physical and digital items borrowed
"I give to Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library in honor of my son, Micah, because we go to the library weekly. Micah loves going to the library because he can learn about anything that he is curious about, he can play with the toys and computers, and he can meet and play with other children. He just discovered Magic School Bus books!"
"After spending over 30 years as a librarian at Baltimore County Public Library, I knew I wanted to continue my support of the Foundation even after my retirement. Not only do I deeply believe in the mission and importance of the library, but I’m still an active user! When it came time to do my estate planning, it was a no brainer to make the Foundation a beneficiary."
"We support Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library because we believe in the importance of libraries in our communities, and we embrace CEO Sonia Alcántara-Antoine’s vision for building a world-class, 21st century library with welcoming spaces that bring together the physical and the digital to empower our citizens. It’s what Baltimore County needs and deserves."
Senator Chris and Anne West
"Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan Association is a proud, longtime partner of the Foundation. The literacy imperative runs deep with us. We understand that libraries in our communities are where the journey for knowledge begins. From our early support of Storyville, to sponsoring the Summer Reading Challenge and building new teen spaces, we have invested in some of the library’s most important initiatives. Our partnership allows us to work together to strengthen our communities so they will continue to grow and thrive."