About FOL

The Friends of the St Mary's County Library - the FOL - is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in Leonardtown, MD, entirely run by volunteers. Our purpose is, but is not limited to:

  • Maintain an association of persons interested in libraries;

  • Focus public attention on the library;

  • Advocate for adequate public funding of the library;

  • Stimulate the use of the library's resources and services;

  • Encourage and receive gifts, endowments and bequests to the library;

  • Support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community;

  • Assist the library in its educational mission through exhibits, programs, publications, and other means.

We collect donated books, DVDs, audio books (on CD only), music CDs, and board games and puzzles. We then sell those items to raise money. All of the profits go directly to the St Mary's County Library to further their missions.
Our primary fund raiser is the Spring book sale held at the St Mary's County Fairgrounds, but we traditionally also have other sales throughout the year. We just recently started an online store to raise money as we cannot hold our traditional sales.
If you would like to consider joining, check us out at https://folstmalib.wildapricot.org.