Dear Friend, 

The Hilton Head Island Friends of the Library (FOL) was started fifty years ago when a group of like minded people understood the value of having a great library in our community. Many changes have occurred in those years, including at least three moves, a population boom and lastly dealing with a pandemic. The FOL bookstore has been open now for a little over a year and there have been a lot of changes there also. Store operations have moved to the lobby, allowing more space for patrons to browse. We are now selling rare and valuable books online so you can shop from the comfort of your home. In addition to the bookstore changes we've made a significant effort to improve communications and marketing. We're communicating using Facebook and email blasts to keep you up to date with news and events. A new website posts news and events, and offers the ability to renew your membership, volunteer or make donations online. We have come a long way since our formation in 1971. 

Despite all these changes our mission is still the same: To support our local library. These are just some of the things that your membership fees and donations pay for:

  • Contributing to the First Book program, which provides a free book a month to over 200 children on Hilton Head.
  • Online subscriptions for e-books, audio books and magazines, including: Hoopla, Flipster, Cloud library, and Morningstar.
  • Print subscriptions to the New York Times newspaper.
  • Lucky Day books which are extra copies of the most popular just released books, made available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Craft materials and treats for children's activities and programs.
  • A DVD repair kit to keep your favorite movies and audio books in good condition.
  • Purchasing a new portable sound system that can be used in meeting rooms and on the Bookmobile at special events.
  • Providing funding for continuing education for library staff.

Every time you pay your membership, donate books or money, or buy a book in our shop or online you help us support the library. The money we receive is used directly for the library. The more members we have, the easier it will be to fulfill our mission. Libraries are important and we have a great one.

Find us on Facebook at Hilton Head Friends of the Library. Like and follow our page to stay updated on events and what's happening at our shop. You can make a donation safely from our Facebook page or from this website. Alternatively, you can mail your check to:

Friends of the Hilton Head Library

P.O. Box 21268

Hilton Head Island, SC 29925

Help us keep this wonderful asset we have in our community by renewing your annual membership or becoming a Friend of the Library today. Libraries need Friends.


Linda Farrenkopf, President

Friends of the Hilton Head Library