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Friends of the Library (FOL) is a national organization devoted to supporting local libraries. In Madison County, we promote the interests of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) and its related libraries in community activities and in funding. 

It’s easy to join Friends of the Library. Annual dues (April 1-March 31) are $15 for students/senior citizens, $20 for other individuals, and $25 for families. Additional donations are welcome. Use PayPal to join online at http://store.hmcpl.org/FOL, or stop by any branch and fill out a membership card.

Friends enjoy member-only benefits:

  • Cover to Cover, the library’s bimonthly newsletter, mailed to your home
  • 50-percent-off book sales in June and October
  • 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:

  • 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:

Friends of the Library groups

Branch When
Bailey Cove 2nd Monday
Gurley 3rd Tuesday
Hazel Green Call 256-828-9529 for meeting times.
Madison 2nd Tuesday
Monrovia 2nd Wednesday
Murphy 3rd Tuesday
New Hope 3rd Monday
Oscar Mason Call 256-535-2249 for meeting times
Russell Call 256-859-9050 for meeting times
Showers 3rd Wednesday
Triana 2nd Tuesday