Gaston County Public Library

Library Friends

Library Friends

The Gaston County Public Library enjoys the support of the Friends of the Gaston County Public Library, a non-profit, local organization founded in 1983.

The Friends of the Gaston County Public Library:

  • serve as a library advocate in the community
  • present special library programs for all ages
  • raise funds for designated library needs
  • encourage volunteer participation in library activities

Friends-sponsored events:

  • the annual Book Sale
  • ongoing Meet the Author presentations and book signings
  • informative and entertaining speakers
  • children's Summer Reading guest artist & performers
  • Arts-in-Education programming for area students and adults
  • special Learning Opportunities, including writers' workshops
  • and much, much more!

Membership Benefits:

  • advance notice of upcoming Library events
  • timely newsletters featuring Library events and news
  • the Annual Meeting - delightful entertainment and delicious refreshments
  • volunteer opportunities to participate in Friends' projects that provide short-term assistance and ongoing service to the Library community

Become a Friend of the Gaston County Public Library today!

Annual Memberships and Lifetime Memberships are accepted throughout the year.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS begin on June 1 and expire on May 31:

    Adult  $10
    Student (18 years and under)  $5
    Family  $15
    Club/Business/Group  $20

Lifetime Membership:

    Individual  $100
    Family  $150
    Club/Business/Group  $200 or more

To join, return a completed application form and payment to any Gaston County Public Library branch location, or mail to:

    Friends of the Gaston County Public Library
    1555 E. Garrison, Blvd.
    Gastonia, NC 28054

Membership brochures and forms are available at all Gaston County Public Library locations, or download here.

President:  Linda Klocker
Vice-President:  Bernie Carpenter
Secretary:  David Poston
Treasurer:  Sandra Jones

Past President: Pamela Poteat

Committee Chairs:
Newsletter:  Patti Wells
Membership:  Carol Teeter
Book Sale:  Pamela Poteat

At Large:
Sandy DeMarco
Anna Martin
Ann Peninger
Gail Silkstone (ex officio)

GCPL Friends’  FOCUS Newsletter

GCPL Friends’  Membership Brochure

704-868-2164/Dial 4 for more information.