About the Foundation

The Huntsville Library Foundation was established in 1986 to support the Huntsville-Madison County Library.  With a voluntary Board of up to 15 members, the Foundation believes that a great Library helps make a great community.  As advocates for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library System, the Huntsville Library Foundation raises awareness and funds to purchase books and other materials that the Library uses to inspire readers and improve our community's quality of life. 

The Huntsville Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

In the last year, the Huntsville Library Foundation has made monetary donations to all 12 branches, funded the DMZ (Digital Media Zone), has funded the purchase of downloadable audio books for children, and  has given to the general book fund.  The Foundation also sponosors the Annual gala Vive le Livre - Long Live the Book, The Great Big Book Bash and other author events for the Library.

Our Board

Chair - Kevin Gray       

Vice Chair - Tom Broughton      

Secretary - Derek Johns

Board members:  Susan Anderson, Stacey Gowdy, Kim Johnson, Barbara Jones, Marc Jacobson, Andy Kattos, Bob Rieder, Ruchi Singhal, Christina Tabereaux

 

For 26 years, the Huntsville Library Foundation has set aside and evening to "celebrate the book" with our annual gala event, Vive le Livre.  It is the goal of the Foundation to share with the community the literary world's best and brightest as we support the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

2012 - Jon Meacham

2011 - Scott Turow

2010 - Bill Bryson

2009 - Ann Patchett

2008 - Karem Abdul-Jabar

2007 - Carl Hiaasen

2006 - Garrison Keillor

2005 - David Baldacci

2004 - Christopher Buckley

2003 - Bob Woodward

2002 - David McCullough

2001 - Doris Kearns Goodwin

2000 - Al Franken

1999 - Homer Hickam

1998 - John Berendt

1997 - Tom Wolfe

1996 - Pat Conroy

1995 - Scott Turow

1994 - Terry Anderson

1993 - Dave Berry

1992 - Molly Ivins

1991 - Robert Inman

1990 - Mark Russell

1989 - Art Buchwald

1988 - Mark Russell

Questions?

Contact Amy Beck Gandy, Director of Development

agandy@hmcpl.org
(256) 532-5954, office
(256) 532-5997, fax

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