Stanly County Public Library

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Stanly County Public Library was formed in 1992 as a non-profit organization to provide support for the Stanly County Public Library. The Friends provide the following services:

  • Promote literacy by sponsoring author events
  • Hold 2 book sales a year
  • Operate a permanent Friends of the SCPL book sale space
  • Support children and young adult by funding the Summer Reading Program and the Battle of the Books
  • Provide non-budgeted items, special materials, and electronic resources
  • Sponsor a mini-grant program open to all branches
  • Maintain 4 Little Free Libraries
  • Provide library staff appreciation
  • Volunteer time and energy

The Friends organization is governed by a 15 member board of directors elected annually by the membership. The Board meets monthly (except June and July) usually on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM in the meeting room of the main library to review Friends goals, projects and finances.

The 2019 officers are:

  • President – Carol Sasser
  • Vice-President – Debby Johnston
  • Secretary – Karen Conner
  • Treasurer – Tim Hatley

Friends members receive the following benefits :

  • First access to book sales
  • Special invitations and price breaks on author events
  • Opportunity to volunteer for friends activities

Contact the Friends at [email protected] or like us on Facebook at Friends of the Stanly Co. Public Library.

To join the Friends, return the completed Friends of Stanly County Library – Application for Membership to the library.

Below is a map showing the location of the Little Free Libraries in Stanly County that the Friends of the Library help maintain.

Locations and Hours

Please click on branch to see hours and telephone number.