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Love your library? Join the Friends!

Need to keep those library books, audiobooks or DVDs an extra week? Join Friends of the Library (FOL), and you can enjoy great member-only benefits while supporting the programs and services of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL). FOL is a national organization devoted to supporting local libraries. In Madison County, we promote the interests of HMCPL and its related libraries in community activities and in funding. 

It’s easy to join Friends of the Library. Annual dues are $15 for students/senior citizens, $20 for other individuals, and $25 for families. Additional donations are welcome. Join online by choosing a branch below, or stop by any branch and fill out a membership card. Download our brochure here.

Friends enjoy member-only benefits:

  • Cover to Cover, the library’s bimonthly newsletter, mailed to your home
  • 50% off book sales
  • 3-week check-outs for library books and audiobooks
  • 2-week check-outs for DVDs

Friends members have given more than 50 years of support to the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library:

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    Bookstores selling gently used fiction, non-fiction, magazines, music, videos

  • Fundraising events for collections, audiovisual equipment, furnishings, and more
  • Summer reading programs
  • Weekly children’s story hours
  • Special sales of used books
  • Library staff scholarship awards
  • Student awards
  • Volunteer support for staff
  • Adult classes and programs
  • Author forums and lectures
  • Craft programs for teens and adults

Each one of our 12 library branches has a Friends of the Library group dedicated to supporting that branch. Click on the branch of your choice to become a member (you may choose more than one).

Friends of the Library groups

Branch When
Bailey Cove Branch Library 2nd Monday
Gurley Public Library 3rd Tuesday
Tillman D. Hill Public Library of Hazel Green Call 256-828-9529 for meeting times.
Madison Public Library 2nd Tuesday
Monrovia Public Library 2nd Wednesday
Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library 3rd Tuesday
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope 3rd Monday
Oscar Mason Branch Library Call 256-535-2249 for meeting times
Bessie K. Russell Branch Library Call 256-859-9050 for meeting times
Dr. Richard Showers Sr. Center 3rd Wednesday
Triana Public Library 2nd Tuesday
Downtown Huntsville Library 1st Wednesday, 10 a.m.