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.

Board of Directors

Brittany Mathis

President- Katie Norris
Vice President of Book Sales- Nancy Maider
Vice President of Membership- Judy Epps 
Treasurer- VaLinda Miller
Past President- Barbara Ball

Board Members
Tom Gilson
Clifford Smith
Tina Rogonia
Joan Simpson
Jean Meyer
Andrea Weathers
Maeomee DeVos
Jacara Chas
Susan Hoffius
Steven Bell
Chase Quinn
Tony Joyner

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: Sign up online, download the Friends of the Library Membership Form and mail it in, or call 843-805-6882.

For more information about Friends' Book Sales and events, please visit the Charleston Friends of the Library website.

2017 Book Sale Schedule

Main Library Book Sale
June 23-25 
68 Calhoun St., Charleston SC 29401

John's Island Regional Library Book Sale
July 28-29
3531 Maybank Highway
John's Island, SC 29455

That BIG Book Sale
October 13-15
Omar Shrine Auditorium
176 Patriots Pt. Rd., 29464

That HOLIDAY Book Sale
December 1-2
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
1133 Mathis Ferry Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

*FOL members are invited to preview book sales on Thursday before the sales open to the public on Friday.*