In 1988 a group of library patrons realized how much the Library had enriched their lives and they wanted to give something back in return. They wanted to take an active role in helping the library provide its services to the county. They called themselves Friends Of The Library. They incorporated, wrote bylaws, elected a board of directors and got to work.
Over the years the Friends have volunteered thousands of service hours working at the library; solicited books for the bi-annual Book Sale, run the sale, and raised significant dollars; sponsored countless cultural events.
The driving force behind the Friends is the desire to help the Library enhance the services it provides – through literature, community involvement with writers and writing, access to literary culture.