Friends of the Library

Who are the Friends?

The Friends of the Etowah Carnegie Library was established in the summer of 2010. The Friends are a volunteer community organization dedicated to supporting the library and its programs. They are solely supported by volunteers and donations from the community.

What do the Friends do?

The Friends are a 501(c)3 non-profit community supported group that enhances library services and facilities through activities beyond the scope of the library's regular budget. This is accomplished through fundraising, volunteering, and raising the community profile of the library.

What have the Friends Accomplished?

The Friends have helped to realize many projects at the library, including the installation of a handicap accessible lift, the purchase of new book stacks and new computer carrels, the digitization of old copies of the Etowah Enterprise newspaper, and sponsorship of the historical marker.

The Friends also sponsor several library programs on an annual basis, including the Summer Reading Program and holiday programs.

Why should you join?

By joining the Friends, you join other concerned citizens dedicated to promoting the value of books, literacy, and other available resources of our community library. Meetings are held at the library on the third Thursday of every month at 5:30pm.

The Friends are always in need volunteers to help raise money, advocate for the library, and assist with book sales.

More information about joining the Friends can be found here.