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Join the Friends!

When you support the Friends of the Library, you help to make these programs possible:

  • Greenville County Reads
  • Summer Reading
  • Greenville Library Staff Education fund
  • Endowment fund for future library programs

Your membership comes with these additional benefits:

  • Admission to First Thursday used book sales
  • Admission to the opening day of Friends of the Library Used Book Sales
  • Greenville County Library System’s newsletter mailed to your home or office
  • A 10% discount on all your purchases at the Friends Shop located in the Hughes
    Main Library



Support your library! Bring your used book, audiobook, CD and DVD donations to any library location. We cannot accept magazines, newspapers, VHS tapes, textbooks (unless new or old enough to be considered vintage) and encyclopaedias more than five years old.


About the Friends

The Friends of the Greenville County Library System is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial and volunteer support for public programs and publications of the Greenville County Library System through various fundraising projects.


2013-2014 Officers and Board of Directors

Maurice Cherry • Travelers Rest Branch Representative, President
Vicki Davis • Simpsonville Branch Representative, Vice-President
LuAnne Mawby • Member-at-Large, Treasurer
Ruth Richburg
• Augusta Road Branch Representative, Secretary
Steven Nash
• Member-at-Large, Financial Officer
Emma Belcher
• Member-at-Large, Chair, Friends Shop Committee
Marsha Solder • Pelham Road Branch Representative, Chair, Book Sale Committee
Marguerite Brace • Member-at-Large, Chair, Membership Development Committee
Linda Dilleshaw • Taylors Branch Representative
Tony DiPasquale • Main Library Representative
Pat McLoughlin • Mauldin Branch Representative
Debbi Pendino • Fountain Inn Branch Representative
Alice Ramos • Berea Branch Representative


First Thursday Used Book Sale
Merovan Center, 1200 Woodruff Road,
Suite E-2 (Directions)
(Friends members only*)

2014 Used Book Sales

Friday, April 25 • 3:00p-8:00p
(Friends members only*)
Saturday, April 26 • 10:00a-5:00p
Sunday, April 27 • 1:00p-5:00p

Friday, October 24 • 3:00p-8:00p
(*Friends members only)
Saturday, October 25 • 10:00a-5:00p
Sunday, October 26 • 1:00p-5:00p

*Memberships may be purchased at the door.

Friends of the Library Annual Membership Meeting
Tuesday, May 20
Members of the Friends of the Greenville County Library System gather at their Annual meeting to elect officers and to celebrate the Friends’ many contributions to the library system over the last year. Please join us and hear about recent successes and contributions, learn about all the ways the Friends support the library system, and congratulate this year's Messineo Scholarship recipients!

Friends Shop

Located in the gallery of the Hughes Main Library. You will find greeting cards, journals, stationary items, baby gifts, gently used books and more.


Mon-Sat • 10:00a-4:00p
242-5000 x2170