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.

Membership Directory

We maintain a membership directory that lists your name and county.  It is only available to active members via this site.  To access it, login and select Members-Only. Additionally, our board members may at times request your contact information in order to do work for our organization. At any time, you can control your own privacy settings by logging in and clicking on the View Profile link (displays in login box).  Click on Privacy to view settings and Edit Profile to change them.  Or Contact Us and we'll make the change for you.

Upcoming events

  • 06 Jan 2018 10:00 AM
    Kent Island Branch, Queen Anne's County Library
  • 20 Feb 2018
    MD Library Legislative Day in Annapolis
  • 31 Mar 2018 10:00 AM
    Maryland Library Association, Maryland Library Association, 1401 Hollins Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
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