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Chapel Hill Public Library

A department of the Town of Chapel Hill

Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library

Friends LogoThe 550-member Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library is a non-profit organization of citizens committed to furthering the excellence of the Chapel Hill Public Library.

The Board of Directors is elected by the membership in May at its annual meeting. Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room.

Regular activities of the Friends include running the Friends Book Store (inside the Library, right next to the lower entrance), four annual big book sales, monthly Meet-the-Author Teas and monthly Beyond the Book Series programs—music performances and lectures by local talent. Books Sandwiched In is a book discussion group that meets the first Wednesday of (almost) every month at the Library.

Special children’s programs provided by the Friends include weekly showings during the summer of current films based on children’s books.

The Friends also foster community interest in current Library issues. In 2003, their efforts were instrumental in passing a $16.23 million expansion bond to increase the current library facility by 45,000 square feet. Today, the Friends continue to lobby actively for support of the Library.

Last updated: 20 January 2011