Friends

Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries is a member-supported group of library advocates and fundraisers. Every dollar raised from memberships, book sales, and fundraising events goes directly into the library system supporting programs and services. Register for a membership today and know that those funds will soon be a Summer Reading kit for a kid, a software license for an adult literacy learner, a new 3D printer for STEM programming, or a comfortable chair for patrons in a library branch. And demonstrate to our elected officials and other community leaders the robust, continuing base of support our library system thrives upon.

Check out the Fall 2022 Friends newsletter for an update on our activities and members, including:

  • Expanded bookstore hours and increased sales
  • The announcement of the return of our Light of Literacy awards ceremony and fundraiser in 2023
  • A spotlight on one of our members, Mark Rudnick
  • A report on our Flash Sidewalk Book Sale as part of the National Folk Festival, which brought in almost $2,000 in sales

Upcoming Events

Winter Book Sale

December 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2022
Paul S. Sarbanes Branch
122 S Division St, Salisbury, MD

Friday Preview Night for Friends only, 5-7pm with refreshments

Light of Literacy Awards

May 18th, 2023
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
500 Glen Ave, Salisbury, MD

Accepting award nominees beginning in January 2023


Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to financial supporting the library system, Friends are also encouraged to volunteer at the libraries in a range of capacities, including:

  • Book Store Sales & Upkeep
  • Sorting Donated Books
  • Event Planning
  • Bi-Annual Book Sales
  • Special Events
  • Adult Literacy Tutoring
  • Regular Library Services

For more information or to sign-up to volunteer, contact Untia Bigelow, Volunteer Coordinator, at 410-749-3612 ext 140 or ubigelow@wicomico.org