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 2018 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 Stanlylibraryfriends@gmail.com 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.