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Our mission is promotion and development of excellent library service throughout North Carolina by encouraging and assisting the formation, growth, and development of Friends of The Library groups in North Carolina and by providing the means for Friends to exchange ideas, information and experiences.

What We Do

  • We encourage and assist the formation and development of local Friends of the Library groups.
  • We foster and encourage cooperative efforts among citizens and libraries.
  • We provide educational opportunities for Friends to exchange ideas, information and experiences.
  • Our newsletter, website and emails keep members up-to-date on Friends and nonprofit organizational issues and opportunities.
  • FONCPL may provide awards and grants to members depending on the plan of work and budget for that fiscal year.
  • FONCPL is a member of the United for Libraries and the NC Center for Nonprofits. Through membership in these organizations, FONCPL receives news, ideas and information that benefits all of our NC Friends.
  • We financially support the advocacy efforts of North Carolina Public Library Directors Association.
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