Friends of the Library

Lobby Book Sale
Friends of the Library sponsor an on-going book sale in the Main Library lobby. Hardback books, CDs, and DVDs sell for $1.00 and paperbacks for $0.50. These items sell quickly and the selection is updated frequently.

Book on Polk County Libraries Available
The Friends of the Polk County Public Library (FOPCPL) Board has sponsored a book, entitled Libraries of Polk County, A History, that includes stories of how all the PC libraries came into being, from the Sidney Lanier Library of the late 1800s to the modern Polk County Public Library finished in 2006. It is prepared to inform as well as to celebrate the many individuals who have given so much of themselves to provide good literature, sources of information, cultural enrichment, and entertainment to the community by developing and supporting libraries in the area. It is offered as a public service and is not a money making project for the author, Marian Bryan, or for the FOPCPL Board. The book sells for $15.00 and is available at the circulation desks of the Polk County and Saluda Public Libraries.

Anyone may join FOPCPL for $10.00 for individuals, $15.00 for family membership, and $100.00 for life membership.  Membership forms are available at the circulation desks of the Polk County and Saluda Public Libraries.

Monthly Silent Auction
A monthly silent auction is available in the Main Library lobby consisting of large, lovely, first edition, collector items or rare books. Interested persons leave their name, phone number, and bid for each selection. The highest bidder is notified at the end of the month.
Bid on the following April auction books in the library lobby:
Trosby Galleries Auctions (7 catalogs for one bid)
Encyclopedia Of Mythology, introduction by Robert Graves
Wild Flowers Of The World, paintings by Barbara Everard and text by Brian D. Morley
History Of Art by H.W. Janson
Illustrated Shakespeare, 3 volumes, edited by G.C. Verplanck, published 1847 (all 3 volumes for one bid starting at $75.00)

Book Club
The Friends of the Polk County Public Library Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month.
April 23: The Cutting Season by Attica Loche
May 28: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
June 25: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini


The purpose of this Organization shall be to contribute to positive relations between the Library and its constituents by working within the Library Director’s guidelines and the Library’s current objectives to stimulate gifts to the Library and promote support and knowledge of, and inform interest in the resources, services, facilities and needs of the library.

President: Liz Easley
Vice President: Marian Bryan
Secretary: Robin Julian
Treasurer: Mary Jean Fischer
PCPL Director: Rishara Finsel
Board of Trustees Member: Barie Baker
Judith L. Becker
Louise Mohn-Brown
Debbie Lynch
Nancy Gales
Jane Torres
Pat White
Jeannie B. Mills
Dan Dworkin

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  • Main Library
    1289 West Mills Street
    Columbus, NC 28722
    Tel. (828) 894-8721
    Fax (828) 894-2761
    Mon. 9am – 6pm
    Tue.-Thurs. 9am – 8pm
    Fri. 9am – 6pm
    Sat. 9am – 4pm

    Saluda Community Library
    44 W. Main Street
    Saluda, NC 28773
    Tel. (828) 749-2117
    Mon.-Fri. 9am – 6pm
    Sat. 9am – 1pm

    (828) 894-8721 ext. 225