Dorchester County Public Library

Friends of the Library

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Who they are. What they do.

Friends of the Dorchester County Public Library are organized to bring together fellow citizens who value their public library, are willing to work for a better library for the community, and who speak up for good library service whenever and wherever their efforts are needed.

New Link to Friends website

Areas of Activity

There are many fine projects that can be undertaken by the Friends of the Dorchester County Public Library, with the advice of the Library Director.

Friends can:
  • Stimulate public awareness of the library and its importance to the community.
  • Serve in the communicative capacity between the library and the community at large.
  • Foster educational, recreational, informational, and cultural programs beneficial to the community.
  • Enrich library resources through funds derived from memberships and encourage endowments, bequests and acceptable gifts for the purpose of public use and enjoyment.
  • Sponsor free exhibits, speakers, art programs, book reviews, and film programs for the community's use.
  • Aid development of special book collections.
  • Provide channels for citizens' opinions and support of the library.
  • Play a leadership role in National Library Week.
  • Help acquire important materials and provide important services beyond the confines of the operating budget.

Second Saturday Book Sale

The Friends' Second Saturday book sale is held monthly from September through July, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the "Book Cellar" located on the lower level of the Central Library, 303 Gay Street, Cambridge. The sale features gently used books as well as collectibles and other items of interest. For more information, call the library at 1-410-228-7331.

Values of Membership

  • Sharing of cultural interests with people of kindred tastes.
  • A sense of accomplishment and personal satisfaction in performing a significant service for the community.
  • Widening social contacts.

Membership Information

Student:

$1.00

Individual:

$10.00

Family:

$15.00

Organizational, Business & Professional:

$25.00

Industry:

$50.00

Patron:

$100.00

Benefactor:

$500.00

Life:

$1,000.00


Second Saturday Book Sale

The Friends' Second Saturday book sale is held monthly from September through July, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the "Book Cellar" located on the lower level of the Central Library, 303 Gay Street, Cambridge. The sale features gently used books as well as collectibles and other items of interest.

Anyone who would like to donate books, paperbacks, audio or video tapes, special interest magazines, books, specialty magazines, CDs, as well as old maps, postcards, handbills, photographs, playing cards, other paper memorabilia, collectibles, or book shelving to the Friends of the Library to help them stock the "Book Cellar", may drop items off at the Central and Hurlock Libraries during normal business hours. The library staff can supply a dated receipt for tax purposes when provided with the total number of items donated in each category.

Contact Library Director Jean Del Sordo at 1-410-228-7331 to arrange for a pick-up of larger quantities of books and other items from one's home or business.