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 downtown library and two branches.
- 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
- This individual membership includes a 50% discount on all Book Sale items and coupons for 2 free items from the BookShelf bookstore
Book Lover $50
- This membership includes all the benefits from the Bookworm membership plus coupons for 10 free items from the BookShelf book store and a Signature Friends of the Libraries gift item.
Book Collector $25
- This family membership includes a 50% discount on all Book Sale items for 2 adults residing at the same address and coupons for 5 free items from the BookShelf bookstore.
- Membership for an individual, business or organization includes a 50% discount on all Book Sale items for adults who are employees of or members of the assigned organization plus coupons for 10 free items from the BookShelf bookstore and the opportunity for a business card ad in one issue of the Wicomico Public Libraries’ newsletter “Belong” and 1 free Signature Friends of the Libraries gift item.
Reserved List $250
- This membership includes all the benefits of the Book Lover membership plus a bookplate recognizing your membership affixed to a new book added to 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.