Friends Groups

Friends groups sponsor annual booksales which raise money for the library.

If you are interested in joining your local Friends group contact your nearest library. There are five Friends goups which help support libraries in our system. They are located in Candler, Pembroke, Richmond Hill, Statesboro, and Swainsboro.

Friends of the Library are non-profit groups dedicated to improving their communities by helping to support the library. Friends groups support the library in many ways including sponsoring book sales, adult programs such as book discussions and author visits. They support the Children’s Summer Reading Program and fund numerous needs the Library may have.

How do your dues help the Friends help the Library?

Dues and book sale money allowed the Friends to:

  • Purchase 1000 magnets and 5000 book bags for distribution at the circulation desk which highlight Library hours, website and phone number
  • Fund the Meet the Author Series
  • Donate $5,000 to the Library for genealogy, RIF, holiday decorations, books,book on tape, children’s programs, and matching funds to used as a grant application

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