Welcome!

Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries—our statewide volunteer Friends of the Library organization—provides a network for sharing ideas and resources to strengthen our public library service statewide.

Our fine public libraries serve all North Carolinians, providing myriad programs and services for people of all ages—from infants to senior citizens and everybody in between.

There is beauty and purpose in the work of all the people who direct or support public library service in North Carolina, and since 1980 FONCPL has been an enthusiastic advocate for their efforts.

The schedule for our 2017 Spring Workshops (updated Feb 17, 2017).

Application forms for the 2017 Frannie Ashburn volunteer and Frances B. Reid group awards are now available. Deadline for receipt is August 31, 2017. (updated January 29, 2017).

The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Chapel Hill Public Library. Details to follow.

Click photo above for all photos from the FONCPL 2015 Annual Meeting, Chatham County Library, Pittsboro, October 24, 2015. Thanks to Friends of the Chatham Community Library for so excellently hosting the meeting!

MEMBERSHIP IN FONCPL

Your membership is important to FONCPL. The group and individual dues are the only source of funding for FONCPL and those funds help to publish the quarterly newsletter sent to members and to provide for the awards given annually.

Membership is for the calendar year. For some idea of the importance of membership, read "Why It Matters." Friends groups are encouraged to join our network of support. Individuals can also be members and receive our newsletters. Working together, we are making North Carolina libraries the "very best places."

Make checks payable to FONCPL and mail check and form to:
Friends of NC Public Libraries
4640 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4640