WHAT we do
Among the many year-round activiites in which Friends engage are:
- Annual Dinner Meeting
- Book Sales and other fundraisers to make a great library even better
- Special projects such as sponsoring the local Blumenthal Writers and ReadersSeries and meeting with other state Friends organizations.
- Lobbying the state legislature
- Meeting featured authors and speakers
- Preparation of the Friends newsletter reporting what’s happening in the Library plus articles on various topics of interest to fellow library lovers, including travel stories from our members.
- And more – all in the spirit and enjoyment of Friends with similar interests.
WHO we are
The Friends of the Library began in 1984. During its
early years, members worked behind the scenes to promote the library in
the community. After the Library moved to its current location in
1992, the Friends became more active. In 1998, the Friends received, from the Friends of the North Carolina Public Libraries,
the Frances B. Reid Memorial Award for the state-of-the-art Family
Literacy Center for which the Friends provided seed money. One of
the Friends’ more recent and visible projects was raising money
to buy “Books and Beyond,” the High Point Public Library’s mobile
library in 2001.
As an association of persons interested in the High Point Public Library, the purposes of the Friends are to focus attention on the library, stimulate its use, support the development of services and programs for the community, and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests.
Currently, there are several hundred individuals who make up the membership of the Friends. If you would like to join this important and vital community group, stop by the customer service desk and complete an application. The Friends would welcome adding your name to the citizens of the community who support the High Point Public Library.