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Used Books And More
At Oct. 21 ARTwalk

Come 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 business.  

As part of the ongoing FOHL membership drive, all renewed or new members will receive a free book.   A membership of $25 or higher includes a free book and  a  newly designed FOHL  tote bag.   


If you have any questions, send an email to [email protected] 


Donations Of Books
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 entire community! 


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. 

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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 appointment of Roberta "Robbi" Banks to represent Harrisburg on the Cabarrus County  Public Library Board of Trustees was unanimously  approved by the Harrisburg Town Council at its  Aug. 14, 2017 meeting. Robbi,  a long-time Harrisburg Library volunteer,  will serve a three-year term that ends on August 31, 2020. 

The Library Board of Trustees advises the Cabarrus County Board of County Commissioners on matters related to the Cabarrus County  Public Library System, including program planning, policy creation or revision, budgetary recommendations, and facility maintenance.

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...

EVENTS CALENDAR: Library patrons may now check for  daily, weekly, and monthly events at  the Harrisburg Library branch and others in the county by going to the new and improved county activities calendar at: https://cabarrus.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/?rm=EVENTS0%7C%7C%7C1%7C%7C%7C0%7C%7C%7Ctrue  You may also pick up a copy at the library during regular library hours:  Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 


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]   

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