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.
Banned Books Week Trading Cards
Banned Books Week is here and the Chapel Hill Public Library is celebrating the freedom to read in a unique way!
Each day during Banned Books Week, Sept 21 - Sept 27, you can stop by Chapel Hill Public Library and collect a limited edition Banned Book Trading Card - one for every day of the week. See all the entries for the Trading Cards displayed in the Library. This project is presented in conjunction with the Town of Chapel Hill Public Arts Office and is made possible through generous support of the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library and the Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation.
(Leaves of Grass artwork by Emily Kohler 2014)
Each day during Banned Books Week, Sept 21 - Sept 27, you can stop by Chapel Hill Public Library and collect a limited edition Banned Book Trading Card - one for every day of the week.
Collect Banned Books Week Trading Cards
Have a set of Banned Books Week Trading Cards sent to your home. Use the order link above, and choose either this year's cards (2014) or last (2013).
Friends Sets Dates for 2014 Big Book Sales
Dates for 2014 Big Book Sales are April 4-6, August 1-3, and Dec 5-7.
The location is the meeting rooms off the lobby of the Library.
The sales the Friends held after the new Library opened had a record number of books and raised record-setting revenue for the Library. Thanks to all book donors and patrons of the sales.
Friends Receives Francis B. Reid Award
The Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries (FONCPL) recognized the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library as a first place winner in their annual Frances B. Reid Awards for outstanding Friends groups across the state. FONCPL presented the recognition certificate and cash award at the Annual FONCPL Awards Meeting at the Durham County Library, October 26.
Friends President Martha Brunstein receiving award from FONCPL Acting President Karen Moll (click for larger image)
Frances Reid was a consultant for the State Library of North Carolina and was instrumental in the founding of FONCPL in 1980. The annual competition is open to local Friends of the Library statewide. More information on this nonprofit organization can be found at www.foncpl.org.
Friends Book Store Open Seven Days a Week
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. All proceeds go to the Library. We look forward to seeing you there!
Library Welcomes Your Book Donations
The Chapel Hill Public Library accepts donations of books and other library materials. Your donations support the Friends Book Store and Book Sales to raise funds for the CHPL.
Please review the Library's donations guidelines for what can be donated and where and when to take donations.
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).