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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 members-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, $25 for other individuals, and $30 for families. Additional donations are welcome. Join online by choosing a branch below (you may choose more than one), or stop by any branch and fill out a membership card. Download your membership form here.

Friends of the Library groups

Bailey Cove Friends of the Libary  Downtown Friends Eleanor E. Murphy Friends Gurley Friends Hazel Green Friends Madison Friends Monrovia Friends New Hope Friends Showers Friends Triana Friends


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  • Cover to Cover, the library’s bimonthly newsletter, mailed to your home
  • Members-only access to book sales
  • 50% off book sales, including the NEW members-only 5th Saturday Sale at the Downtown Huntsville FOL Bookstore
  • 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