Friends Foundation

Our Mission

The Friends Foundation will enrich the library’s impact through philanthropy and advocacy while inspiring a culture of giving to enhance and support our award-winning library system.

Donate to the Friends Foundation

We support Cecil County Public Library by providing funds for special projects and services such as enhancements to the new North East Library and annual support of programs such as the Summer Reading and Learning program.

Support Your Library

How can you help support your library? Share your budget priorities with your elected officials, attend public hearings and contact them by phone or email. Click here for more resources and to learn about the “We NEED Libraries” campaign


North East library at sunset

Learn more about the new North East Branch Library

The North East Library ushers in a new level of access, experiences, and opportunities for the Cecil County community. Centrally located, it is within walking distance of the Town of North East and just minutes from the county’s many scenic waterways and I-95.

With sweeping sight lines and sustainable features, the first floor welcomes the public to discover new books, enjoy the peace of reading and study rooms, and build skills in the Digital Media Lab. Business Librarians will support entrepreneurs in the Business Commons, complete with collaborative workspaces. The entire second floor is dedicated to families, youth, and their development.

Foundation Board Members

The Friends Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 led by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Ms. Christine Valuckas (Chair); Mr. John Barteld (Vice Chair); Mr. Paul Miller (Treasurer); Mr. Keith Amerman; Ms. Meredith S.K. Boas; Ms. Alycia Cloud; Ms. Jaime True Daley; Mr. Timothy Danos; Ms. Patricia Folk; Mr. Douglas Hill, Mr. Joshua Lewis; Ms. Christie McDevitt.

To learn more about volunteering as a board or committee member, contact Frazier Walker.

Please note, governing documents for the Friends Foundation of the Cecil County Public Library are available upon request.

We are a 501 (c)3 non-profit.