If you are a current or former friend of the Hilton Head Library, you understand the importance of our wonderful community library and want to contribute to its success. We want to encourage you to continue your support by renewing your membership.
“What is a Friend’s membership?” you might ask. A membership is a yearly, monetary gift from you which allows us to fund library materials and programs that are not provided by Beaufort County.
The Friends contributions are numerous. We regularly fund the addition of books to the existing library collection through leases. We fund the Lucky Day book program which are extra copies of the most popular just released books, made available on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition we also fund online/digital subscription services such as Hoopla and Flipster. Here is just a short list of some of the additional contributions the Friends made in 2022:
- Prizes and treats for children’s activities and programs
- A subscription to an online Lego robotics program
- A new easel and craft materials
- Funding for much of the Summer Reading Program
- A fantastic balloon installation that reflected the summer reading theme of Oceans of Possibilities!
- A wheelchair to assist patrons with limited mobility
- A new poster maker and supplies to help keep library users informed of upcoming events
- New chairs for all staff to use at the circulation desks
- Funds for musical events and literary speakers
- Continued support and funding for Bookmobile community outreach
- Funds for continuing education for the library staff
In addition to membership, we raise funds through our bookstore. We encourage you to visit regularly as the inventory is always changing. In addition to the book store, we sell vintage and special edition books via eBay (friendshhilibrary).
We communicate via Facebook (Hilton Head Friends of the Library) posts on almost a daily basis. If you haven’t yet, like and follow our page. We also send out monthly email blasts to keep you up to date with library events and bookstore sales. You can always visit our website to get the latest news, event, and sale information. It also offers online opportunities to renew your membership, donate, or volunteer.
Every membership, book sale, donation of money or donation of books is important to our mission: supporting the library and making it the best it can be for you and for the community. Please renew your membership or donate today and help us to achieve our goals.
Linda Farrenkopf, President
Friends of the Hilton Head Library
P.S. Since the pandemic, there has been a substantial turnover of residents in many of our communities. Please consider sharing this letter and website with your new neighbors who might not be aware of our existence.