Who are the Friends of the Library? This volunteer, non-profit support organization has raised money to enhance programming and services offered by the Charleston County Public Library for over 30 years. To supplement member dues, this tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization raises the majority of its funds from branch book sales held throughout the year and during the group’s multi-day That BIG Book Sale held annually at the Omar Shrine Auditorium.
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.
How can someone join the Friends? Your membership will help fund over 7,000 programs annually at Charleston County Public Library.