MISSION AND HISTORY

Mission

Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library provides additional resources to enrich the library’s commitment to empower the citizens of Baltimore County to explore, learn, create and connect.

Objectives:

  • To provide funding for projects that encourage children and young adults to cultivate a life-long enthusiasm for reading and learning.
  • To act as advocates for the library to ensure that library services continue on into the future.
  • To raise funds for specific programs or projects that enhance systemwide Baltimore County Public Library goals and objectives.

History

Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library was founded in 1998 to support Baltimore County’s commitment to a superior public library system. Foundation for 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 Baltimore County Public Library, regardless of age or economic circumstance, to embrace lifelong learning. 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. Baltimore County Public Library 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. Baltimore County Public Library serves annually 5 million visitors to its branches and 5.5 million visitors to its website. The library continues to be a driving force in providing educational, cultural and enrichment activities to the citizens of Baltimore County.

NEWS

Enter Tales of the Dead IV

August 1, 2022

Baltimore County Public Library once again challenges you to write your own original horror story. The sixth annual Tales of…

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A Toast Among Ghosts Is Back

June 29, 2022

Save the date for one of our most popular events, A Toast Among Ghosts, this October 15, 7 p.m., at…

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