Library Trustees, Friends of the Library & SMRLA

MEMBERS OF ST. MARY’S COUNTY BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES

Current members may be found on the library’s web site: www.stmalib.org/trustees.html

 

Friends of the Library (FOL)

St. Mary’s County Library has a Friends of the Library (FOL) organization which is incorporated.  Its express purpose is to encourage public support of the library and to raise funds which are donated to the library.  Some of its activities include an annual book sale, annual author’s brunch and author’s dinner.  All staff and customers are encouraged to join the FOL.  Rates begin at $15 for an individual.  Applications may be obtained in each library branch and at www.stmalib.org.

 

SMRLA

SMRLA is the Southern Maryland Library Association.  It is a regional resource center providing both high-tech and traditional information services and support to Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County public library systems.  Some of the major functions it provides for the St. Mary’s County Library are:  the library automation system (see COSMOS), processing of materials purchased for the collection, staff training.  SMRLA is supported by state funds based on population.  It “rents” space from St. Mary’s County government for $1 per year, in the Charlotte Hall Library branch.