FOL News

Message from the President

Dear Friends,

It was a busy summer for readers in Alamance County. In addition to our usual leisure reading, we had Alamance County Public Libraries’ summer reading program, Libraries Rock, which offered something for age groups from preschool Storytime to summer activities for teens. At the same time, the Alamance Reads program offered an engaging variety of activities built around the book Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

     By supporting the Friends of the Library, you help to fund these great programs, providing supplies, materials, and sets of books. Thank you for that support!

     The other big excitement this summer is that we are moving ever closer to having the much-anticipated Mobile Library (AKA bookmobile.)  The Friends have committed to raising ten percent of the total cost and it looks like we’ll need to come up with that money pretty soon!

     For that and all the usual reasons, we thank you for shopping at our Fall Book Sale. Mark your calendars now for spring 2019: March 15-25.. 

     We also strongly encourage you to consider becoming a volunteer with the Friends. As a volunteer, your time commitment is as flexible as your schedule. You can come and work with a buddy or in blissful silence by yourself. What other organization provides those options?

Jeff Tudor

President, Friends of the Library​​

Support FOL through Amazon Smile has established a program for non-profit groups like the Friends of the Library in which we can receive a donation from them equal to a portion of your Amazon purchases. For eligible purchases, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to your selected charitable organization (and we hope you will choose us!)  

Click the link below to start the process. At their home page, type "Friends of Alamance County Public Library" in the search box and our name will pop up for you to select. Once you have selected us, your future Amazon orders should benefit our local Friends organization. However, as Amazon points out: "Remember, if you want Amazon to donate to Friends of Alamance County Public Libraries, you need to start each shopping session at the URL, and we will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases."