Iredell Friends of the Library

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Who are Iredell Friends of the Library?

People like you, who want to help the library grow within our community. Their goal is to promote lifelong learning and literacy to the residents of Iredell County.

Interested in joining the Friends of the Library? Get involved by emailing us at

Our Mission:

Lifelong literacy and learning for residents of Iredell County.

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.

We are also able to accept donations at our mailing address:

Iredell Friends of the Library

P.O Box 1306

Statesville, NC 28687

Local Author Sponsorship

The Friends sponsor book signings at the library for local authors, who through this partnership are able sell their books in return for a small donation to the Friends.

Author Sponsorship Application

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

Local History Projects
The library is currently digitizing its historic photograph and newspaper collections. The Friends assisted by purchasing archival supplies to preserve originals and negatives.

The Friends also purchased a large document scanner using grant funds, which is available for public use and aids in the preservation of historic documents.

Library Programs
The friends fund programs, performers, food, and supplies not covered by the County budget. All programs provided by the library are free of charge, with the exception of the Friends of the Library annual fundraising meeting.

Book Sale

The Friends sponsor a quarterly book sale to raise funds for library programs. 100% of funds raised go towards helping the library.

What have the Friends accomplished recently?

  • Provided funding for the library to host numerous free programs
  • Started stocking Little Free Libraries at DSS and local laundromats in cooperation with the Iredell County Partnership for Young Children
  • Established StoryWalks at Scotts Rosenwald Park and the Bentley Center with donor contributions from Love United Iredell and the Iredell County Partnership for Young Children
  • Received a grant from the Iredell County Community Foundation to place bilingual and diverse books at DSS and in local laundromats
  • Coming in 2024, the Friends will help establish a Mobile Library for Iredell County using a LSTA grant and state funds allocated to the library.
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