In honor of National Friends of the Library Week, October 18 - 24, Charleston County Public Library thanks the hundreds of local volunteers with the Friends of the Charleston County Library for their continuing support of the library and commitment to improving education and literacy in the local community.
This volunteer, non-profit support organization has raised money to enhance programming and services offered by CCPL for more than 25 years. To supplement member dues, the Friends
of the Library raises the majority of its funds from book sales held throughout the year and during
Friends member Marlene Williamon, Friends President Sharon Harvey and CCPL
Acting Director Cynthia Bledsoe.
the group’s multi-day book sale event held annually at the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium. The 27th Annual Book Sale was held October 9 - 11, 2009 and drew more than 7,000 people. Money raised by the Friends touches the lives of thousands throughout Charleston County by funding programs and events, including:
the annual Summer Reading program
costs and materials for programs, such as movies, performer expenses, etc.
author book signings and lectures
ongoing professional development training for staff
Members also provide hundreds of hours of volunteer time to help with library services and programs.
Now is the perfect time for anyone interested in helping with any of these endeavors to join the Friends of the Library. Download the Membership Form here or pick up a Membership Form at your local library branch.