Friends & Foundation Helps Howard County Library System ... Howard County Library System Helps the Community.
This year’s enforced social isolation has been a challenge for many. People naturally seek connections, and the library has always been a place to make them – whether at a children’s early literacy class or an adult author event. When Howard County Library System (HCLS) closed its doors in mid-March due to the pandemic, it saw an opportunity to expand community engagement and focus on improving local wellbeing through a series of “Pandemic Pivots.”
Here are five important ways Friends & Foundation of HCLS has supported HCLS through this challenging year, so the Library can better support YOU:
The success of the Library’s “Pandemic Pivot” this year is directly connected to the support from the Friends & Foundation of HCLS. Please consider a donation to the Friends & Foundation of HCLS to help our continued support of these expanded and added services.
You can donate through our new website: friendshcls.org.
Mickey Gomez, Chair
Friends & Foundation of Howard County Library System
As we head toward the Thanksgiving holiday and take stock of what we are grateful for, we want to take a moment to thank all of you.
Without your support of the Friends & Foundation of HCLS, we wouldn’t be able to support the many fantastic programs of the Howard County Library System.
It’s because all of you – our #Friends – that we are able to ensure that we have programs like:
While this past year with COVID-19 has been challenging and has changed how we are currently interacting with our fabulous Howard County Library System, we are so grateful for their incredible efforts and ability to pivot during the pandemic.
And, we know you are too – because we are hearing from you:
“We are most grateful for the library’s efforts during the COVID outbreak to keep the community engaged. The contactless pickup has been very valuable to our family in supplying us with lots of reading material. This has helped ease the burden of being less active in the community day-to-day. We are proud to be a small part of helping to keep these programs going. Cheers.”
"Giving to Friends of HCLS is rewarding to us. I've enjoyed taking advantage of the Library's current borrowing scheme with its contactless pickup. That's certainly very innovative of the staff and is part of what makes HCLS the best system in the country."
Thanks to you all for your ongoing support.
This holiday season we are very grateful for you.
Mickey Gomez, Chair
Friends & Foundation of HCLS Board