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The Mountain Brook Library Foundation

The Mountain Brook Library Foundation (MBLF) was formed in 1993 to provide a future source of income for the O'Neal Library. The Mountain Brook Library Foundation Board was formed and, through the work of many dedicated volunteers, raised over $8 million in a public/private fundraising effort for the current library building.

The Mountain Brook Library Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization. The most recent IRS form 990 for the Mountain Brook Library Foundation is now available for download. For any questions regarding the Mountain Brook Library Foundation, please contact Library Director Lindsy Gardner at (205) 445-1192 or


Funds are always needed, and all citizens interested in donating are urged to donate online below or contact Leah at (205) 445-1155 or

Donations may also be made in memory or in celebration of a loved one.

All donors of $50 or more will receive an invitation to the Friends of O'Neal Libary Book Sale Preview Party in February of each year. 

The Hamlet

The quarterly email newsletter of The Mountain Brook Library Foundation, The Hamlet debuted in the summer of 2020 to keep library patrons in the know about behind the scenes Library activities. A column from Library Director Lindsy Gardner, details about new services, staff changes, and important community alliances are just a few of the details in The Hamlet.

The Hamlet is only available via email, so make sure you sign up to receive the latest Library content.

Please check your junk mail folder if you signed up but haven't received The Hamlet. Adding to your safe senders list will keep the newsletter from heading to your junk mail in the future.

Read the latest issue:

Click on the images below to download back issues of The Hamlet:

Spring 2022 The HamletSpring 2022
Winter 2022 The Hamlet
Winter 2022
Fall 2021 The Hamlet
Fall 2021
Summer 2021 The Hamlet
Summer 2021
Spring 2021 The Hamlet
Spring 2021
Winter 2021 The Hamlet
Winter 2021
Fall 2020 The HamletFall 2020

MBLF Board of Trustees

Derick Belden
Barbara Blair
J. Bryan Boudreaux
Kitty Rogers Brown
G. Edward Cassady, III
Vicki Daniels
Patsy D. Dreher
Susan W. Dulin
Lindsy Gardner, Ex-Officio
Mary Jane Gillum
Julia M. Goyer
Patti Callahan Henry
Kurt W. Hopper 
Alicia B. Lewis
Gary M. London
Claiborne Morris
Brad Powell
Mary F. Samuels
Jera G. Stribling
D.A. Tynes
Katherine M. McTyeire, Emeritus (Deceased)