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Friends of the Library

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The Friends of the Library is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to enhancing the holdings of the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library through membership pledges, fundraising, and endowments. Our terms of service are from Oct. 1 to Sept 30 of each year. The library is very grateful to the Friends for all of their time and dedication to making this institution a success. Funding from the Friends has provided the library with:

  • Books and e-book readers
  • Large-print and audio books
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • The summer reading program
  • Programs like “Check Out the Blues” and “The Screening Room” film series
  • Computers and software
  • Shelving for Youth Area
  • Software for the Digital Archive
  • Genealogy databases
  • Microfilm

2013–2014 Friends of the Library Officers
President Bryan Miller
Vice President Mary White
Secretary Sandy Murray
Treasurer David Curott
Book Store Chair Anne Smith
Book Store Treasurer Jane Williams

Friends' Bookstore
Hours: Mon–Sat 10–4, Sun 1–4.

Much of the support provided to the library by the Friends is through the Friends' Bookstore. Located on the first floor and operated completely by volunteers, the Friends' Bookstore offers used books and magazines at next-to-nothing prices. The bookstore accepts donations of used books, magazines, and other materials. For more information, contact the Bookstore at 256-764-6564, ext. 19.


Join the Friends

If you too are a strong advocate of the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, become a member of the Friends or donate your time by volunteering in the Bookstore.  You can access the necessary membership and volunteer forms through the links below; simply print the form, fill it out, and turn it in at the Friends' Bookstore. Forms are also available at the bookstore.

Friends of the Library Membership Form (PDF)
Friends Bookstore Volunteer Form (PDF)

Renew Newsletter

Renew is a magazine by the Friends of the Library and the library staff. The newsletter tells the stories of the library—its staff, its patrons, and the excitement that comes from getting to see people learning and growing every day.

Renew Newsletter Archives