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Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library Board of Directors
Charleston Friends of the Library Website

2015 Book Sales


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.

To become a member:

Friends of the Library 2015 Board of Directors

President- Barbara Ball
Vice President of Book Sales- Joan Simpson
Vice President of Membership- Greg Garvan
Treasurer- Ronna Bell
Past President- Dawn Visceglia

Board Members
Holly Benton
Marty Boren
Peter Calcagno
Judy Epps
Mary Jo Fairchild
Claire Gibbons
Tom Gilson
Steve Hoffius
Niki Leiva
Nancy Maider
Sara Peck
Tina Rogonia
Caroline Seufert

Brittany Mathis 


For information on Friends Book Sales and Events, please visit the Charleston Friends of the Library Web site.