The Friends of the New Hanover County Public Library is a non-profit organization with hundreds of members. We celebrate 42 years of advocacy for, support of, and service to our local public library because "libraries are essential to the functioning of a democratic society and . . . are the great symbols of the freedom of the mind."*
--Franklin D. Roosevelt as cited by Ditzion, Sydney, Arsenals of a Democratic Culture (Chicago, ALA: 1957) p. v.
Support (verb): give assistance to, especially financially.
The Friends support the libraries by
Advocate (verb): to support or argue for a cause.
The Friends advocate for libraries by
Service (noun): the action of helping or doing work for someone.
The Friends serve libraries by
Are you passionate about libraries and what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!