Iredell Friends of the Library

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Who are Iredell Friends of the Library?

We are people like you, who want to help the library grow within our community.

The Friends is an organization of interested contributors wanting to be involved with encouraging the development of readers and lifelong library users.

You can make a difference by joining the Iredell Friends of the Library!

For more information, e-mail:

Our Mission:

Lifelong literacy and learning for residents of Iredell County

The Iredell Friends of the Library provide direct funding for many library programs and services:

Local History Projects
Louanne Watts and Joel Reese PresentationThe Iredell County Public Library received the NC Preservation Consortium 2016 Award for Preservation Excellence for the preservation and digitization of the library's photograph collection. The Friends helped make this possible by purchasing archival supplies to preserve original photographs and negatives.

Library Programs
Iredell County provides the library with funding for collection management and basic office supplies. The Friends  cover expenses for programs, performers, food, and miscellaneous supplies not available through County budgeting. All programs through the library are provided free of charge.  

Book Sale

The Friends curate a seasonal book sale to help raise funds for library programs and projects. 100% of contributions made to the book sale go directly towards helping to improve the library.

Donate to the Iredell Friends of the Library

Join your Friends in supporting the library by making a secure online donation.

The Iredell Friends of the Library is a 501-C3 tax exempt organization. Donations made to the Friends are tax deductible.

Did you know that the Friends of the Library...

  • Provide 100% of the funding for the Summer Reading Program that serves more than 1,000 kids and teens
  • Support the Youth Services American Girl and Action Figures reading incentive program
  • Support the Youth Services 1,000 Books before Kindergarten Program
  • Sponsored the preservation of the Tharpe/Stimson Photo Collection with over 117,000 images viewed more than 8 million times
  • Provide funding for continuous technology and software updates
  • Support Iredell Makerspace

Local Author Sponsorship

The Iredell Friends of the Library are proud to sponsor book signings by local authors where they are allowed to sell their books, in return for a small donation to the Friends. More information can be found on the application below.

Author Sponsorship Application