Friends of the Library

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Join the Friends of the Library or renew your membership today!

Select a Membership

Annual memberships to the Friends cover the period of July 1 through June 30. Membership dues may be completed online through Paypal, mailed in, or dropped off at the Library. A service fee of $1.00 is included for membership dues paid through Paypal. An annual meeting of the membership is held in June.

MISSION

The Friends of the Southern Pines Public Library supports and promotes the Library and enriches the cultural opportunities available to library users, striving to create a community of readers, learners, thinkers, and creators. Through advocacy, engagement, and support, we contribute to the many educational and cultural opportunities offered within the Town of Southern Pines.

 

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Little Free Libraries

The Friends and a team of dedicated volunteers operate four Little Free Libraries in Southern Pines. Book donations of Children’s materials are needed to keep the LFLs stocked. Click here to see our LFLs on the worldwide map: Little Free Library Map - Little Free Library 

RIF

The Friends of the Library provide books to all Southern Pines Elementary students from Pre-K to 5th grade three times a year through the Reading Is Fundamental, or RIF Program. The program seeks to foster a love of reading in young children by providing book choices to all students.

Special Events

The Friends sponsor a tree each year in the Annual SPBA event “Decorate the Downtown Trees.”

 

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Programs

Funds needed by the Library to promote or purchase supplies for programs are provided solely by the Friends of the Southern Pines Public Library.

Fundraising & Endowment

The operating funds for these expenditures are mostly provided through an endowment fund in addition to yearly memberships. The Board is responsible for ensuring that all endowment funds are invested prudently and that the income from these investments is used in compliance with the charitable endeavors of the Friends of the Southern Pines Public Library.

Patron Supplies

Friends supply library bags, flash drives, and headphones for Library patrons to purchase.

Holiday Ornaments

Landmark ornaments are an annual series of collectible 24-karat gold-finished ornaments issued by the Friends of the Southern Pines Public Library, depicting architectural landmarks of Southern Pines. The ornaments were discontinued a number of years ago, but the Library still has two in stock: the Library and the Sandhills Community College Dempsey Student Center.

Contributions & Gifts

Contributions are welcome from corporations, organizations, and individuals. Gifts may be given in memory or honor of a person or group. Gifts and bequests may be made in the form of cash, securities, other assets, life insurance, or trusts.

 

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Support local libraries! Find out more at the NC Library Advocacy Center: About Us – North Carolina Library Advocacy

Learn more and explore other North Carolina Friends of the Library organizations: Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries

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NEWSLETTER

Our quarterly newsletter, Bookends , is available to read online.