That FRIENDly Newsletter - March 2024

Book Your Spot as a FRIENDS Volunteer

What do all our friends have in common? They love reading, they support literacy & learning, and they can’t wait to share the last great book they read. If that sounds like you, we want to be friends, too!

There’s no better way to meet other booklovers than to volunteer with the FRIENDS of the Library. We’re always on the lookout for new friends to help with…

  • Book Sales
  • Our Book Sorting Room
  • Special Events

So if you want to join the best book club in Charleston, email Leah Donaldson ( to learn about all our volunteer opportunities.

Events for Booklovers Abound

There's lots to look forward to in the coming months if you're a bookworm. Check out what's on the horizon:

March 14-16: Spring Book Sale

Our Spring Book Sale comes to Otranto Library in North Charleston. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and don't forget to join us for early access at Members Night on Thursday, March 14.

Learn More

April 3: FRIENDS event at Gretchen Scott

Our new friends at Gretchen Scott clothing boutique are hosting an event for us! Join us at their downtown showroom on April 3 for author readings, refreshments, and more. All in support of the FRIENDS of the Library.

Event Details Coming Soon!

May 16-19: That BIG Book Sale!

It'll be here before you know it! Charleston's premier event for booklovers of all ages returns in May for its 42nd year. Mark your calendars and save the date. This is the one you simply can't miss.

Sponsorship opportunities available now!

Mark Your Calendars

Thank You Mellow Mushroom for Supporting the Library

A large thank you with extra toppings to our mellowest friends at Mellow Mushroom in West Ashley. This past week they hosted a FRIENDS of the Library night and donated 20 percent of their proceeds to benefit programs at the Charleston County Library. And it was oh-so tasty!

What's Inside the Community Fridge Program?

Let's take a peek inside one of our favorite Charleston County Library programs that we support: The Free and Fresh Community Fridge Program.

Available at the John L. Dart, Otranto Road, and St. Paul’s Hollywood branches, the program provides a community refrigerator where patrons can pick up free food or leave food for others.

“We have been able to distribute thousands of pounds of free produce to the community. We know that food insecurity and health disparities are prevalent throughout Charleston, and we are happy to continue to offer this service to the community through this new program.” Kathleen Montgomery, CCPL Associate Director of Community Engagement.

Help us Restock the Community Fridge

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