Friends

From its beginning in 1869, as a private institution in rented space, our library has grown in size, stature and service. In 1927, Wicomico County made it an official, tax-supported public service free to all residents. And since that time, the
library has grown to where we can boast of the following:

  • 55% of Wicomico County residents have a library card.
  • More than 650,000 items are checked out each year.
  • Library services are available at two branches and the Bivalve Station.
  • Your bookmobile travels the entire county, four days a week.

Being a Friend shows your commitment to the library, its programs, and services. Your friendship demonstrates to community leaders a continuing base of support.

The Friends of the Wicomico Public Library support the library:

  • Through fundraising & advocacy.
  • By raising awareness of the Library as a community educational institution.
  • By helping to provide events that are of interest to a diverse community.

What Friends Do:

  • Send letters of support for the library.
  • Attend council meetings
  • Host book sales
  • Purchase furniture and other needed items for the Library
  • Sponsor events and programs

Bookworm $10

  • 2 coupons for free items at the BookShelf book store
  • • 50% off all items at the Friends Bi-Annual Book sales for 2 adults

Book Lover $25

  • 2 coupons for free items at the BookShelf book store
  • 50% off all items at the Friends Bi-Annual Book sales for 2 adults
  • 1 Pre-released ticket for the Light of Literacy Awards Breakfast, April 3, 2014

Book Collector $25

  • 5 coupons for free items at the BookShelf bookstore
  • 50% off all items at the Friends Bi-Annual Book sales for 2 adults

Bestseller $50

  • 5 coupons for free items at the BookShelf book store
  • 50% off all items at the Friends Bi-Annual Book sales for 2 adults
  • A business card ad in one issue of the Library’s newsletter

Classic $100

  • 2 coupons for free items at the BookShelf book store
  • 50% off all items at the Friends Bi-Annual Book sales for 2 adults
  • 1 Pre-released ticket for the Light of Literacy Awards Breakfast, April 3, 2014
  • 1 Signature Friends of the Library canvas bookbag

Reserved List $250

  • 2 coupons for free items at the Bookshelf book store
  • 50% off all items at the Friends Bi-Annual Book sales for 2 adults
  • 1 Pre-released ticket for the Light of Literacy Awards Breakfast, April 3, 2014
  • 1 Signature Friends of the Library canvas bookbag
  • 1 bookplate of your membership affixed to a new book in the Library’s collection

If you wish to become a friend please download and fill out our brochure. Choose your level of membership and please make checks payable to the Wicomico Public Library and put "Friends Membership" in the memo line.