Welcome to the Huntsville Library Foundation

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 12 branches to better serve Madison County. With a voluntary board of directors, the Foundation believes that a great library helps make a great community

Keep your library great

There are several different ways you can contribute to the success and longevity of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library through the Huntsville Library Foundation. Click here to see how our library measures up among other public libraries in Alabama and read about your giving options to keep your library great.


HMCPL, HLF shine at national conference

2017 PR Xchange AwardsMadison County has another feather to put in its cap of accolades and honors. The American Library Association (ALA) recently identified Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) as a leader among libraries for its marketing and public relations strategies.

Huntsville Library Foundation presents Amor Towles at Vive le Livre

Amor TowlesAmor Towles’ highly anticipated second novel, ‘A Gentleman in Moscow,’ draws an unforgettable historical portrait of a Russian aristocrat who is sentenced to house arrest inside the luxurious Hotel Metropol for 30 years during the first half of the 20th century.

'Build a Better World' with Summer Reading at your library

Build a Better World summer reading logoHuntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) is ready to "build a better world" with you. Join our Summer Reading Club by picking up information at your local library, available starting May 30. It’s easy and best of all, it’s free! All children through 5th grade may participate in a variety of programs throughout Madison County.

New library garden encourages connections with nature

Eleanor E. Murphy Learning Garden ribbon cuttingEleanor E. Murphy Public Library is celebrating 50 years of service to South Huntsville this year with a very special addition. Mayor Tommy Battle, City Council President Jennie Robinson, and Madison County Commissioner Phil Riddick will join patrons from the local community in a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 11 at 10 a.m., at the Murphy Library, 7910 Charlotte Drive in Huntsville.

Closer to the finish line: New North Huntsville Library receives large donation

Another sizable donation is pushing the new North Huntsville Library project closer to its $2.5 million goal. A press conference will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Bessie K. Russell Library, 3011-C Sparkman Dr., to acknowledge a generous contribution from the Alabama A&M University Foundation on behalf of the university. AAMU President Andrew Hugine Jr. and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, Mayor Tommy Battle, and District 1 Councilman Devyn Keith will be in attendance.

AAMU has a long history of supporting the North Huntsville community.