The Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library is an association of persons committed to furthering the excellence of Chapel Hill Public Library by raising money for library needs, sponsoring programs for adults and children, and fostering interest in the Chapel Hill Public Library.
Library Resumes Accepting Your Book Donations
The Chapel Hill Public Library has resumed accepting donations of books and other library materials. Your donations support the Friends Book Store and Book Sales to raise funds for the CHPL. Thanks for holding your donations while the Library has settled into its new quarters.
Please review the Library's donations guidelines for what can be donated and where and when to take donations. (May 5, 2013)
History of the Chapel Hill Public Library
Celebrate the opening of the new Chapel Hill Public Library by learning about the Library's fifty-five year history, from its first location in a Franklin Street residence in the late 1950s to the new 63,800-square foot building in Pritchard Park.
(The first CHPL - click photo for larger version)
A panel of past CHPL directors and staff will present an illustrated program. A guided tour of the Library will follow the program.Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 pm
Conference Center, CHPL
Jointly sponsored with the Chapel Hill Historical Society.
Friends Book Store Opens with New Library
The Library is open! You are invited to come visit the new Friends Book Store. This is our newest fund raising activity to support the Chapel Hill Public Library.
The Friends Book Store features the best of the books that are donated to the Library. They are priced below any other used book store in the area. The Book Store is staffed entirely by generous Friends volunteers. The hours are:Mon-Wed noon-6
The Book Store is located just inside the lower entrance to the Library. We look forward to seeing you soon! (April 11, 2013)
Town Manager Announces New Library Director
After conducting a nationwide search, Town Manager Roger Stancil announced his appointment of Susan Brown as Chapel Hill Public Library director. (March 18, 2013)
Help Keep Our Library Fully Open
The Town is contemplating a 2013-14 budget that reduces Chapel Hill Public Library services by as much as 20%, with 14 fewer hours per week and less than half the hours on Saturdays.If you oppose a reduction in hours, services, and programs at the new Chapel Hill Public Library, please show your support for the Library by signing our on-line petition at: http://www.change.org/petitions/help-stop-cuts-to-the-chapel-hill-public-library
You can also show your support in person by attending the budget hearing at Town Hall at 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 27.
Contact Town Council members with this message at:
Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council
Phone: 919-968-2714 Fax: 919-969-2063
Watch a Public Service Announcement for Friends Groups Featuring Paula Poundstone
"There I was in another unbalanced relationship," begins Emmy Award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone in a new public service announcement, which can be see below via YouTube.See United for Libraries (Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations).