Friends of Summerville Library

"America's libraries are essential to the continued growth of our nation and they constitute a basic building block of our country. A literate society is needed for a civilized nation. The library is part of the social fabric of a community. Supporting the library strengthens the entire infrastructure of a town or city. Friends of the Library is the facilitating mechanism that can reach the smallest hamlet and the largest city."- Jack Short

How to Join:
Friends of the Summerville Library receive a monthly update highlighting upcoming Friends activities and programs. By joining the Friends, you will get previews of what's going on at the library as you show your support for this vital part of the Summerville. To become a member, please print out a membership form and return it to the library. For further information, please contact

About Us:
The Friends of Summerville Library are a non-profit organization composed entirely of volunteers who are engaged in a wide variety of services and programs. Visit the Friends of Summerville Library website.

The Friends mission is to:
  • Increase public awareness of and expand the use of the Summerville Library.
  • Initiate, organize, promote and encourage cultural and educational activities.
  • Stimulate gifts and endowments for the library.
  • Support special library activities.

Nancy Nicodemus, President
Cathy Coffey, Vice President
Mevelyn Williams, Secretary
Kathy Marrah, Treasurer

The Friends are engaged in a variety of services and programs, including:

Annual Meeting - Once each year, the Friends hold a meeting open to all members to review the past years accomplishments and activities.

Monthly Meetings - The Friends usually meet monthly on the second Tuesday in the Westvaco Room. The meetings are open to all members as well as anyone in the community.

Children's Summer Reading Program - The Friends make a major contribution toward the books used as rewards in the Children's Summer Reading Program.

Donations to the Library - The Friends make donations to the Summerville Library to enhance the services of the Library.

Used Book Sales - The Friends plan to hold used book, CD and video sales at least twice a year. Funds raised by these sales are used for special needs of the Library and to support various programs offered by the Friends for the benefit of the Library.

Booknotes - The Friends publish a monthly report of their meetings which includes advance notice of upcoming events, ideas and programs. And much more - Friends members have some great ideas; we just need volunteers to help us start up more programs!
Upcoming Events:
Please visit the Friends of Summerville Library website to see a complete list of upcoming events.

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