About Us

With your generous support, The Foundation for the Baltimore County Public Library, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is making a difference in the lives of many men, women and children in our community. Your donation, large or small, helps give our tiniest customers and their parents the tools and resources needed to develop early literacy skills and our adult population the opportunity to learn new skills or seek employment. By making a donation, you can feel proud that you are providing the tools to help others think, dream, learn and succeed. We thank you for your generosity as we partner to build and maintain a warm and welcoming environment that encourages learning to all customers of the Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL).

The Foundation for the Baltimore County Public Library was founded in 1998 to support Baltimore County’s commitment to a superior public library system. The Foundation for the Baltimore County Public Library views reading as a critical and fundamental tool for overall connection to the community, development of curiosity and exploration of the world. The Foundation motivates all customers of BCPL, regardless of age or economic circumstance, to embrace reading. The Foundation’s support of the library is made possible by contributions by individuals, businesses and other foundations.  Your donation provides funding for a range of activities to promote a love of learning, the development of early childhood literacy and to continue lifelong learning for children and adults.

BCPL plays a vital role in the community with 19 branches, circulation exceeding 10 million items and providing computer access to nearly 1.1 million people. BCPL serves annually 5 million visitors to its branches and 5.5 million visitors to its website. BCPL continues to be a driving force in providing educational, cultural and enrichment activities to the citizens of Baltimore County.


Save the Date

January 8, 2018

Our 2018 Taste of the Town will be held on Saturday, April 28, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.. The theme this…

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Foundation Debuts Thank You Video

November 24, 2017

The Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library thanks you for helping us write success stories. Learn how you can be…

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