Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries—our statewide volunteer Friends of the Library organization—provides a network for sharing ideas and resources to strengthen our public library service statewide.

Our fine public libraries serve all North Carolinians, providing myriad programs and services for people of all ages—from infants to senior citizens and everybody in between.

There is beauty and purpose in the work of all the people who direct or support public library service in North Carolina, and since 1980 FONCPL has been an enthusiastic advocate for their efforts.

See a public service announcement about FONCPL from Regina Gale Dozier, our Communications Director (2:20; 14mB; added June 1, 2019).

Recent issues of the FONCPL Newsletter are on the Resources page.

The 2019 FONCPL Annual Report has been added to the Resources page.

Press release for all the 2019 FONCPL Awards (PDF)


2021 Workshops: Mark Saturday, April 10, 2021, on your calendars. This is the date that FONCPL workshops will be held around the state in a virtual Webinar format. Click here for more preliminary information.

Board Members: We continue to see Friends interested in serving on our FONCPL Board. We hold our meeting electronically, so there is little travel required. At this time we still need: A Vice President, a Secretary, one Area Director for the West Central area, and one Area Director for the Central Area. Many of our long-serving Board members have either retired or moved, which is the reason for so many vacancies at this time. New Board members bring new energy and new ideas, which we sorely need. Please consider serving. Contact President Judy Hills or one of the Board members for details.