Friends

Upcoming Events


DOGA (yoga for pet dogs)

Saturdays, October 20 and 27
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Story Room
Join us for DOGA (yoga for pet dogs) with Megan Blake for the month of September. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



Annual Meeting & Brunch

Saturday, November 3, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
9:30 a.m.—Social
10 a.m.—Brunch
11 a.m.—Speaker and Meeting
The 2019 officers presented will be SuAnn Klawitter, President, Ann Lynch, Vice President, Beth Earnst, Treasurer, and Jana Greer, Secretary.  

MEET OUR SPEAKER: FRANK MORELLI

Frank Morelli is the author of “No Sad Songs,” a coming-of-age novel about a young man’s journey from being an average, baseball playing teenager to the caregiver for his Alzheimer’s inflicted grandfather. "Full of heart and humor...will make young readers take stock of their own parents' responsibilities, and what it means to make sacrifices for the ones you love.” - Booklist Review

His fiction and essays have appeared in more than thirty publications, including The Saturday Evening Post, Cobalt Review, Philadelphia Stories, Jersey Devil Press, and Indiana Voice Journal. His sports-themed column—"Peanuts & Crackerjacks"- appears monthly at Change Seven Magazine.

A Philadelphia native, Morelli now lives near Greensboro in a tiny house under the trees with his best friend and muse, their obnoxious alley cats, and two hundred pounds worth of dog.

Book Sale


Friends Members Presale, January 18, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Public Sale, Saturday, January 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with bag sale to follow. $3 a bag (our bag) Saturday 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ONLY!
You can join the Friends at the door!


You will find a number of books available in the following pricing structure:
  • adult hardback fiction books for $1.00
  • adult paperback fiction books for $0.50
  • hardback non-fiction books for $2.00
  • soft back non-fiction books $0.50
  • coffee table books are $3.00
  • children’s hardbacks for $0.50 
  • children’s paperback books for $0.25 for five for $1.00
  • audio visual materials including DVD’s, music CD’s and books on CD are priced from $1.00 – 2.00
  • VHS tapes are $0.50

Purpose


As an association of persons interested in the High Point Public Library, the purposes of the Friends are to focus attention on the library, stimulate its use, support the development of services and programs for the community, and encourage financial contributions.

History


  • The Friends of the Library began in 1984. During its early years, members worked behind the scenes to promote the library in the community.
  • After the Library moved to its current location in 1992, the Friends became more active providing funding for special projects, programs, and equipment.
  •  In 2001, the Friends raised the money to buy “Books and Beyond,” the High Point Public Library’s mobile library.
  • When the library expanded and renovated in 2010, the Friends provided significant funding for new furnishings.

Activities


The many year-round activities the Friends take part in include:
  • Annual Meeting with interesting keynote speakers
  • Book Sales, gift baskets and other fundraisers 
  • Advocating for the library with state and local elected officials
  • Sponsoring author and arts-related programs at the library
  • Providing a newsletter three times each year reporting on library events, services and programs, plus other items of interest to library lovers
  • Hosting and providing refreshments for special library events

All activities are done in the spirit and enjoyment of Friends with similar interests.

Membership


Currently, there are several hundred individuals who make up the membership of the Friends. If you would like to join this important and vital community group, stop by the customer service desk and complete an application (PDF). The Friends would welcome adding your name to those who support the High Point Public Library.

Submitting the Application


Print this form (PDF) and mail it or drop it off at the Library's Customer Service Desk.

Newsletter


Among Friends