FRIENDS OF THE POLK COUNTY LIBRARY
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.
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS
President: Debbie Lynch
Vice President: Marian Bryan
Secretary: Jeanne B. Mills
Treasurer: Mary Jean Fischer
PCPL Director: Rishara Finsel
Board of Trustee Member: Barie Baker
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 Polk County 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 or you can download a form here.
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 auction books in the library lobby through the end of October:
- Theodore Roosevelt: The Rough Riders/An Autobiography and Theodore Roosevelt: Letters and Speeches (two books, one bid)
- The Jewish World by Elie Kedourie
- Image Collection by National Geographic
- Living with Wildlife by Russell Link
- Alexandre Dumas’ Work (ten volumes, one bid)
The Friends of the Polk County Public Library Book Club typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Community Room at PCPL from 2-4pm.
- Nov. 19: My Name is Nancy by Deborah Keller
- Jan. 28: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- Feb. 25: The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews
PO Box 274
Columbus, NC 28722