That FRIENDly Newsletter - February 2024

February is a Membership Drive Month!

Make new friends and keep the old. That’s always been our golden rule. Which is why we’re reminding old friends and new that February is the perfect time to become a first-time Friends of the Library member or renew a lapsed membership.


Not only will you be supporting literacy and learning in the lowcountry, but you’re also eligible for member benefits including:

  • Early entry to book sales
  • Discounted tickets to reading events
  • Exclusive member appreciation perks


What’s more, anyone who signs up for a new membership in February will be entered to win a $25 book sale gift card and a mystery bag of books filled with local authors and unique finds!

Library Night at Mellow Mushroom in West Ashley

Our friends at Mellow Mushroom in West Ashley are hosting a library appreciation night on February 21. That means 20 percent of all in-house and take out orders will go directly towards Charleston County Public Library programming!


If you do the math, it means 1.6 slices of every pizza will taste that much more delicious knowing you're directly supporting the library. (Or 7.2 square inches of a calzone, or 5.6 pretzel bites...the possibilities are endless!)

Mark Your Calendars for our Spring Book Sale

Save the date! Our Spring Book Sale at Otranto Library is right around the corner on March 15-16. And remember, FRIENDS members (including all new members who sign up this month) gain early access to the pre-sale on March 14.


The Spring Sale is generously supported by our longtime presenting sponsor Crews Subaru. And we have additional sponsorship opportunities for businesses or individuals looking to make an impact and expand your footprint. With multiple sponsorship levels and benefits available, you can spring into action as a literary herojust like the good folks at Crews.

The Perfect Recipe Starts with Your Support

When we say FRIENDS funds support literacy and learning, we aren’t just talking about reading. The Charleston County Public Library offers programs like Cooking Matters that focus on fresh food education: things like the importance of healthy eating, how to eat on a budget, and the culture behind local food and recipes.


So every time you support the FRIENDS–whether through membership dues, a book sale purchase, or even that slice of pizza at Mellow Mushroom–you’re contributing to nutrition literacy in the lowcountry.

Support fresh and healthy food programs

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