Save the Date – May 19

April 19, 2023

Save the date!

Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library is hosting The BIG Give, their second annual dedicated day of giving on Friday, May 19 to raise additional funds for vital projects to the 21st century library. Donations can be made online to support Baltimore County Public Library initiatives including digital equity, Summer Reading Challenge, bookmobiles, Storyville and building improvements. 

Double your gift! Thanks to a generous matching grant from Anne and Christopher West, every dollar donated on May 19 will be matched, up to $50,000, making your gift go twice as far!

Anyone donating $100 or more receives a “big glass mug” and is automatically enrolled in the Foundation’s membership program, the All In Crowd. There are numerous pop-up events planned throughout the day at library branches with appearances by Sneaks the Cat and Foundation board members, and a Facebook Live event at 1 p.m.

  • Hereford Branch, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Arbutus Branch, 11 a.m. to noon 
  • The BIG Give Live, 1 p.m. livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube
  • Owings Mills Branch, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Perry Hall Branch, 2 to 3 p.m. 
  • Cockeysville Branch, 3 to 4 p.m. 
  • Free concert, Towson Branch, 5 to 8 p.m.

The BIG Give culminates with a free, family-friendly sunset concert at the Towson Branch on May 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The concert features the band Starlight Anthem, food vendors, beer from BC Brewery and other fun activities. Parking in the garage is free for those in attendance.  

Learn more.