Friends of the Harrisburg Library

Promoting and Strengthening the Harrisburg Branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library

  Our Business Sponsors:

  • Icard & Strein Family Dentistry
  • Smile Cabarrus

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, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the FOHL. For more information, go to:

Friends Support the Library!

Ever wonder how the FOHL supports the Harrisburg Library? Recently, we were able to purchase this gorgeous new bookcase to expand the collection. The bookcase was purchased in honor of our dedicated volunteers and is showcased here by Branch Manager Davey Beauchamp.

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:  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]   

201 Sims Parkway Harrisburg, NC 28075