Citizens for Maryland Libraries (CML) works to build greater public awareness of the need for and services of our Maryland libraries. It is:

  • a strong statewide network of individuals and organizations - people who value Maryland libraries; and
  • the major voice of citizen advocates for library service and libraries across the state of Maryland.


Maryland State Senator Richard Madaleno shared these 10 Tips for Successful Advocacy

  1. Understand the rules and process for legislation
  2. Start back home as relationships are key
  3. Limit your agenda
  4. Know your audience
  5. Create visibility beyond stats by telling a story
  6. Coordinate with allies
  7. Keep it simple
  8. Be targeted
  9. Make no assumptions
  10. Be bold.

Your Membership

Joining or renewing membership has never been so easy.  Simply choose "Join" and complete the online application form (or login to renew). Then choose your payment option: online via PayPal, or manual for an invoice in order to send us a check.  You will quickly receive an automated email indicating your membership/payment status.

Moved or gotten a new email address?  Login and click on the View Profile link to update your membership information any time. Or Contact Us and we'll change it.

Upcoming events

  • 20 Feb 2018 3:00 PM
    MD Library Legislative Day in Annapolis
  • 14 Apr 2018 10:00 AM
    Maryland Library Association, Maryland Library Association, 1401 Hollins Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
  • 02 Jun 2018 10:00 AM
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