CML title
advocate support network

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.


Join Today

Citizens for Maryland Libraries is a partnership between Library Professionals and the public that they serve. Advantages of joining include

  • Opportunity to network with other members in your profession
  • Learn about interacting with citizen based organizations
  • Gain insight into statewide and local advocacy efforts
  • Utilize the experience and knowledge of other CML members
  • Put your unique skills to use by serving on one of our committees (Marketing, Legislative, Programs, Finance, etc.)

To join CML, visit our membershipExternal web site site today

Mary Lou Dewey Advocacy and Awareness Grant

Congratulations to the Emmitsburg Library, winners of the 2013 Mary Lou Dewey Grant for their Early Learning Skills initiative.

Gubernatorial Candidates

CML requested responses from all gubernatorial candidates to a short list of questions related to library issues. The statements of candidates who responded are below.
Anthony Brown

New Strategic Plan

The Board of Directors approved a new Strategic Plan to guide CML for the next three years.

Annual Report

The CML 2013 Annual Report summarizes the organization's activities on behalf of Maryland libraries in 2013.

CML Position Statement SB 430

Jeffrey W. Smith testifies in Annapolis. View Statement

CML Meeting Schedule

November 8, 2014 Annual Meeting, Hagerstown Library