Used Books And More
At Oct. 21 ARTwalk
At Oct. 21 ARTwalk
to the Friends of the Harrisburg Library's booth at the Harrisburg ARTwalk on
Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., for a chance to buy used books and
tote bags. The event is held on the lawn in front of Harrisburg Town Hall, 4100 Main St.
Become a member ($10 and up) and/or buy a brick for the
library pathway to honor or memorialize a special someone or advertise your
If you have any questions, send an email to [email protected]
Donations Of Books
And Beyond Accepted
And Beyond Accepted
Gently used book (and CD and DVD) donations are gladly accepted by
the Harrisburg Library and the FOHL for sale in back of the library and
at the FOHL booth at upcoming Harrisburg ARTwalks. All
proceeds benefit the library with needed books (and other media) and equipment and new and
expanded programming -- and therefore, donations benefit the
Donors will receive a tax receipt, but please remember, we CANNOT accept textbooks, magazines, computer software, encyclopedias, cassette tapes, videotapes, or LP records.
For questions or more information, please contact the FOHL at [email protected]
Join us! Visit the FOHL display in the library breezeway lobby and pick up a membership form or go to the Become a Friend section of this web site. Memberships are $10 and up.
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Patrons, Volunteers Help Us Continue To Grow And Grow...
A community’s library greatly contributes to its vitality and intellectual growth, but its survival depends on the generosity and commitment of its patrons, who are driven by that shared belief, a mutual passion for reading, and a lifelong quest for learning and knowledge.
The Harrisburg Library is no exception. The town’s library is able to accomplish its goals and go beyond the book shelves through the help of its Friends. Because of its generous and active members, the Friends of the Harrisburg Library (FOHL), a not-for-profit organization, has been able to support the local library by:
- Providing the library with new books and much- needed equipment, such as book drops and displays, carts and baskets, an up-to-date globe, and other materials that expand the library’s offerings and services, and help make library operations more efficient for its staff and patrons;
- Recruiting and scheduling volunteers to shelve and organize books and provide supplemental help to the library staff. Each year, a monthly average of 36 volunteers give an annual total of nearly 3,000 hours of service;
- Sponsoring events and programs for patrons of all ages, including summer reading programs, after-school teen reading programs, and author receptions and other adult programs;
- Organizing fundraisers such as raffles and the sale of used books, literary-themed gift baskets, and commemorative library walkway bricks, all of which most recently helped create the library’s teen area.
Future plans for the FOHL include helping the library achieve its goals for increased technology training and programming, a public computer lab, and private study rooms for tutoring.
But it is strong ongoing support from Harrisburg’s residents that helps the Friends continue to make a difference and make the Harrisburg Library the best it can be. Remember, borrow freely and give generously because it all comes back to you -- for you and the community.
Support Friends Through Amazon Smile Program
The Friends of the Harrisburg Library (FOHL) is participating in Amazon Smile, a simple and automatic way for you to support the FOHL every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the FOHL. For more information, go to: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1561050
Volunteer Robbi Banks Named Library Trustee
The seven-member board includes representatives selected from the following areas: Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland and Mount Pleasant. Two residents representing Concord are appointed, one is appointed by the Concord City Council and the other by the Board of County Commissioners. The City of Kannapolis is also represented by two resident appointments to the board.
New & Noteworthy...
HELP WANTED: The FOHL Board of Directors is looking for new board members and/or volunteers, particularly in the critical areas of communications, fundraising, and membership. Attendance is welcome at any board meeting, and anyone interested may send an email by clicking on the "Send an email to FOHL" link on this page, filling out the form in either the Volunteer or Contact Us sections of this web site, or sending your request directly to: [email protected]