FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
The Oconee County Friends of the Library was organized in 1985. It is a 501(c)(3) organization of volunteers dedicated to serving the Oconee County Public Library System. All activities are undertaken for the purpose of contributing financial and volunteer assistance to supplement the library’s resources, support library programs and stimulate community awareness, use and involvement with the Library.
What We Do
Used Book Sales
Used Book sales that help fund the purchase of new books for the libraries. Book sales are held at the Walhalla Library every Thursday from 10:30-3:30 and quarterly sales on Saturday from 9:30-12:45.
Little Free Libraries
The Friends steward (supply and maintain) nine Little Free Libraries: Fair Play Presbyterian Church, High Falls County Park, Lake Hartwell State Park, Long Creek Post Office, Sloan Street Apartments in Seneca, South Cove County Park, West-Oak High School, Devil’s Fork State Park, and Lake Jocassee.
The Friends provide assistance for special library programs and other services when requested.
How We Help
The Friends of the Library advocate for the Oconee County Public Library and raise funds used to purchase books (printed, audio and e-books) and other audio-visual materials and library furnishings and supplies. The Friends of the Library also help fund the Summer Reading Program – including guest appearances, performances, programs and awards.