A Friendly Welcome...

Thank you for visiting the The Friends of the Harrisburg Library (FOHL), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting  the local library in Harrisburg, North Carolina.   Members of the FOHL work with the library staff; provide volunteer services; increase community awareness of library’s resources, services, programs and needs; provide financial assistance; and initiate and sponsor programs  and events.

The FOHL Board  of Directors meets  January -  June  and  August - November on the third Monday of each month at 10 a.m. at the library.  No meetings are held July and December. All are welcome to attend.   


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Got Books? We Need Them!


 As you do your spring cleaning, or get ready to move, please consider donating your gently used books, DVDs, and CDs for the Friends’ fall used book sale.   Please place them in the donation bins in the library lobby.


 We cannot accept textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias, computer software, cassette tapes, videotapes, or LP records.

"I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture, and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.” 
- Carl Sagan

Author Dora Hiers talks about her writing career at April 7 FOHL Volunteer Appreciation Brunch. 

Harrisburg Library Volunteers

Honored at Friends’ Brunch

Thirty-three volunteers of the Harrisburg Library were honored April 7 at a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch hosted by the Friends of the Harrisburg Library (FOHL) during National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 6-12). Dora Hiers, a local Christian fiction author from Kannapolis, was special guest speaker.

Volunteer Coordinator Betty Ritchie, who is a library volunteer herself as well as a longtime FOHL board member, thanked them for the 2,033 hours of service they gave to the library in 2013 alone. These library volunteers help the library staff shelve books and keep the library organized and orderly.   As a special honor, books were donated to the library in each volunteer’s name.

Among those honored are:  Bill Alexander, Rex Anderson, Robbi Banks, Neptune  Behjou¸ Sue Bentley, Amelia Craig, Lana DeWitte, Toni Dickinson, Kayla Dunn¸ Marge Fedor, Brent Fortner, Chad Fortner¸ Stacy Garber¸ Richard Galloway, Carol Hatley, Pat Jamison, Allison Jolly, Vickie Julian, Brooke Kempf, M. E.(Ata) Kheradmand, Rebecca Knauer¸ Stephanie Oszman, N.K. Parz,  Roberta Porter, Betty Ritchie, Denise Sane,  Gail Scott, Tom Spindanger,  Hazel Taylor,  Makeda Tesemma, Ashlyn Waterhouse, Kristen Winterberg, and Mary Ellen Worden.


Local businesses who donated food, drinks, flowers, and other goods for the recognition event are: Granny Mac’s Bake Shop, Harrisburg Florist, Harris Teeter, Jamaica Jo’s Coffee, and Rocky River Coffee Co. 

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