Friends Main Library

Friends of the Williamson County Public Library

Email us at friends@williamson-tn.org

The Friends of the Williamson County Public Library (WCPLtn) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 service organization dedicated to the advancement of our community through its library. Friends' contributions, fund-raising activities, and volunteer efforts support adult and youth programs, maintain and increase collections, and provide new technologies, equipment and other improvements. Friends-sponsored book sales are held four times a year with all monies going directly back into the library.

The Friends of the Library believes our public library is the heart of the community and is dedicated to enriching lives.  The Friends believes the library helps satisfy the thirst for knowledge and seeks to maintain and enhance the library services offered to the citizens of Williamson County.

What We Do:

  • Volunteer time and talent.
  • Provides fundraising activities to purchase books, other types of media & needed material and improve library programs, services and facilities beyond those provided by the library budget.
  • Provides continuing education for Library staff.
  • Sponsors used book sales in our yearly 4 big book sales and our Friends Book Store at the Main Library and our online book sales on Amazon.com.
  • Sell Book Tote Bags & Tee Shirts for convenience of patrons and  promotion of our library and Friends of WCPL.
  • Encourages gifts, endowments, and memorials.
  • We are advocates for the Library in our community by promoting the community’s knowledge of the library’s functions, resources, services and needs.
  • Serves as a medium through which Friends of the Library may become acquainted and share their enthusiasm and concerns for the library.
  • Honors Library staff with lunch on Annual Library Workers Day in April
  • Hosts BOO! Books with Friends event – gives out books & candy to children under 12 for Halloween.
  • Participates or assists in Library events wherever needed.

Ways You Can Help:

  • Sorting books and other help in the Sorting area
  • Help with 4 annual Friends Book Sales - set up the room, 4 sale days, Tally Table, Cashier, Customer Service, Membership Table, break down & clean up - lots of opportunities to help at our book sales.
  • Provide lunch or snacks & water for volunteers working at the book sales.
  • Volunteer to help at a Friends event like “Boo! Books with Friends” for the children during Halloween season.  
  • Serving on the Friends board of officers and directors.
  • Chairing or helping on the following committees:  Membership, Hospitality, Communication, Publicity, Fundraising, book Sales, Book/Media Sorting Team, Boo! Books with Friends or Special Events.
  • Help with decorating, program & menu planning, serving lunch & set up & cleanup for Friends Annual Luncheon Meeting, help find speakers or authors to speak or obtain door prizes. Host a Friends social event or a Friends appreciation event for Library Staff, help during various special events.

Join the Friends

Annual membership dues are: $15 Individual, $25 Family, $10 Student, $50 Silver, $100 Gold and $500 Platinum for those who want to show even greater financial support for Friends of WCPL. Please make checks payable to "Friends of the WCPL."

You may join the Friends or renew your membership in three ways:

  • Mail a check and membership form to:
    Friends of the Williamson County Public Library
    1314 Columbia Avenue
    Franklin, Tennessee 37064
  • Drop off your check and membership form at the Main Library Circulation Desk.
  • NEW! Pay Online. Join by signing up on our web page with electronic payment.

Click here for our payment page.

To ensure that our records are up to date, please fill out and return a membership form with your payment.


2018 Officers

  • President -- Debbie Eads
  • Vice President -- Lori Scarbrough
  • Treasurer -- April Nelson
  • Secretary -- Marifran Hiltz
  • Book Sale Chairman -- Linda Pelletier
  • Online Book Sales (Amazon) Chairman - Josh Austin
  • Friends Book Store Co-Chairpersons -- Phyllis Singleton & Jo Ellen Hunter
  • Membership Chairman --
  • Communications Chairman -- Debbie Eads
  • Historians -- Marie Jordan, Mary Ella Bastian, Kay Bjork
  • Hospitality Chairman -- Marne Smith
  • Sorting Room Chairman -- David Miller
  • Director at Large -- LaVerne Sweeney
  • Public Relations -- Dolores Greenwald & Randi Peters

2018 Book Sale Dates


Friends of the Library Book SalePlan ahead for the entire year!
The book sale dates for 2018 are:
MARCH: 2, 3, 4 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
MAY: 18, 19, 20  (Fri, Sat, Sun)
JULY: 20, 21, 22  (Fri, Sat, Sun)
NOVEMBER: 2, 3, 4
(Fri, Sat, Sun)
  


Hours are:
Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday, 1:00 – 4:30 pm ($5.00 per bag all day)

*Friends Members Preview Sales are Thursdays 5-7 pm prior to sale dates. Memberships will be sold at the door.*

Want to volunteer to help at the 2018 Book Sales?   
Sign Up Here.

       
       

Used Book Donations

Donate used books, audio books, dvds and more.The Friends appreciates all who gift the Library with gently used books and other materials. Materials that are accepted benefit the Library in several ways. Donated items are often used either to supplement the Library's collection, or to replace damaged or missing items. Materials that are not appropriate for these purposes are transferred to the Friends to be placed in the Book Sale. See the Gifts and Donations guidelines for more information.

Cash Donations

Donate Books and CashThe Friends encourages interested patrons to purchase new books for the library. Cash and check donations can be accepted by the library to purchase new books for the collection. Patrons may also donate books to honor an individual, give as a gift, or to commemorate a special event. Library staff will acknowledge donors and honorees/memorials when the donation is received. A book plate will be placed in each book(s) purchased with a donation of $20. For more information, contact the Acquisitions Librarian, 615-595-1242, ext.4.

Contact Us

To volunteer or for more information please contact Debbie Eads, President Friends of WCPL,  at 615-595-1250 ext 1182 or email friends@williamson-tn.org.