A city cannot be great without a great library. The mission of the Huntsville Library Foundation is to advocate for the Library and to acquire resources that enhance the Library's value to the community.
Founded in 1986, The Huntsville Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to advocate for the library and to acquire resources that enhance the library’s value to the community. This team of dedicated individuals works year-round to raise funds for the library’s 10 branches to better serve Madison County. The Foundation believes that a great library helps make a great community.
This year the Huntsville Library Foundation made contributions to all 10 branches of the library system totaling over $170,000. The Foundation has funded the Digital Media Zone, hoopla, a new transit van, the Summer Reading program, and has given to increase the materials budget of each branch. The Foundation also treated all 130 library staff members to an appreciation luncheon in November.
The Foundation also sponsors the annual event Vive le Livre - Long Live the Book and other author events to raise money for the Library.