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

Membership Levels:

All Friends membership levels include a discount at our biannual book sales and 2 free items from the BookShelf.

  • Bookworm (Individual) $15
  • Book Collectors (Family) $25
  • Book Lover $50
  • Bestseller $100

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 Wicomico Public Libraries and put "Friends Membership" in the memo line.