March 2019
Who should join FOSCL?
Friends Groups, Library Directors, Library Board Members, Trustees, Staff and anyone who loves libraries!
2019 FOSCL Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
9:30 am Check In, 10:00 - 2:30 pm
Keynote Speaker 1:30 pm

Florence County Library
509 S. Dargan Street
Florence, SC 29506

Keynote Speaker
Darion McCloud, Storyteller
Award-winning storyteller and teaching artist Darion McCloud will present the keynote address at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of South Carolina Libraries. Addressing the subject of Building Strong Communities through Libraries, McCLoud's keynote is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Pat Conroy Literary Center.
Sponsored By
FOSCL Grant Applications due May 31, 2019
The Friends of South Carolina Libraries (FOSCL) offers grants in amounts up to $250 for support of library Friends organizations in SC. The grants are intended to assist friends groups with an emphasis on the following purposes:
Expenses related to the formation/incorporation of a group
Expenses related to obtaining 501(c) 3 tax-exempt status for a group
Expenses related to the revitalization of a “dormant” group
Expenses related to the initiation of new or innovative programs/technology designed to foster local library support which are principally sponsored by a library friends group
Friends Groups submitting applications must be a current member of FOSCL. 

Updates on FOSCL Grant Recipients
The Lamar Library Friends in Darlington County used FOSCL grant funds to purchase supplies and refreshments for their Murder Mystery fundraiser. Twenty-five community members participated as actors and over $1,000 in profit was raised for library programming.

Actors portraying Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

In partnership with the South Carolina State Library, United for Libraries offers valuable training and resources for Friends of Library Groups. To access this information for free visit
Make Some New Friends in 2019
Join the FOSCL Board
For more information on how you can support Libraries and Library Friends groups across South Carolina, make lasting professional connections and have some fun, contact

The Board meets 5 times a year at the South Carolina State Library.
Fall 2019 Regional Meeting
October 23, 2019 10:00 - 12:00 pm
The Friends of SC Libraries will host a Regional Meeting at the Greenwood County Library on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 10:00 - 12:00 pm. More details to come!

Greenwood County Library - Main Branch
600 South Main Street
Greenwood, SC 29646
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