Friends of the Library

Make a difference!

Make a difference!

Funds from the Friends help support programs and initiatives for children, teens, and adults including the Summer Reading program for all eight BCLS library branches including the mobile library.

Summer Reading Program

The Friends of the Berkeley County Library, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization.

How can you be a Friend?

Whether through a monetary donation or a gift of time and talent, you can make a difference. Our memberships begin as low as $10/year starting in the month you join.

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Because we are a 501(c)3 organization, your membership and/or donation is tax deductible.
  • Entry to Book Sale preview events and “first choice” for workers.
  • Discounted tickets to select FRIENDS fundraisers.
  • Invitation to attend Friend’s Annual Meeting and Local Author Meet & Greet.

Ways to help: 

  • Sorting, pricing, and managing the bookstore at the library
  • Planning or volunteering at special events such as a community book sale, an author signing, the TLC, etc.
  • Managing the membership list and communications
  • Hosting membership drives or recruiting new members
  • Hospitality and reaching out to members when a volunteer opportunity arises
  • Updating and creating new marketing materials and maintaining public relations such as social media.

It feels so good to be a Friend!

As a member of the Friends of the Library, you will be rewarded in a thousand ways every year – with hundreds of children’s smiles as they receive their Summer Reading t-shirt and medals, the sincere appreciation from library staff for your support, and the satisfaction of knowing you make a difference to one of Berkeley County’s most important resources.

Join Today & Make a Difference!

New Friends of the Library Member or Membership Renewal

Monetary Donation

Whether you are a member of the Friends or not, your donation is greatly appreciated. Donations to the Friends of the Berkeley County Library are fully tax-deductible.

You can make a monetary donation:

  • By placing a donation check in a Friend’s envelope at one of the library branches (drop envelope in the book sales payment box).
  • Or by printing a Friends of BCLS_Monetary Donation Form and mailing it with a check to the Friends of the Berkeley County Library System, 100 Library Street Moncks Corner, SC 29461.

Non-monetary Donation

We accept donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and other media at all 6 BCLS library branches. If you would like to donate any of these items, you do not need to complete the form below. You can take these donations directly to the library of your choice. Please note, that if space is not available at that library branch to accept the donation, the branch manager reserves the right to deny the donation until space allows.

If you would like to give a non-monetary donation, please complete the contact form below for more details and a Friend’s member will contact you to discuss your donation:

Send us mail with details on your non-monetary donation

Join a Committee!

The Friends of Berkeley County Library welcomes all potential volunteers.  If interested, please contact Sue Kelly, President of Friends of the Berkeley County Library, at or 843-351-4674.

Book Sales Committee – Lisa Fellers, chair


  • Accept and monitor book donations and distribute to different branches
  • Maintain consistent pricing throughout all library bookshelves
  • Work with Communication/Marketing Committee to merchandise bookshelves
  • Coordinate community books sale events when needed
  • Coordinate volunteer/members to maintain shelves at all branches.
  • Report monthly to Committee Coordinator and/or President who will present information at monthly board meetings


Programs/Events/Community Outreach – Sue Kelley, chair


  •  Compose a list of possible events to attend on behalf of FOBCLS (such as craft fairs, festival, public events, parades, etc..).
  • Work with Volunteer Committee when needed to enlist volunteers to man FOBCLS table/booth at events.
  • Work with Communications/Marketing Committee to include information on email blasts and other promotional/marketing communications.
  • Coordinate with Communications/Marketing Committee for set-up and promotional needs (i.e. tablecloth, flyer for upcoming events, give away items, etc..).
  • Report all new members gained at events to Membership Committee.
  • Report monthly to Committee Coordinator and/or President who will present information at monthly board meetings.


Online Sales – Chair TBD


  •  Assist with the sale of misc. donations and valuable book donations through online sales such as E-Bay, Craigslist, Facebook, etc.
  • Report monthly to Committee Coordinator and/or President who will present information at monthly board meetings.


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