The Friends is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that supports the library in numerous ways – hosting Café au Libris author events, Live@the Library concert series, and book sales at the Athens-Clarke Library. Additionally, they provide supplemental funding for a wide array of programs such as the Summer Reading program. Interested in joining the Friends? Need to know more about a Friends’ sponsored program? Call the library at (706) 613-3650 or visit the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library Facebook page.

The Friends Board consists of 21 members, with a 7 member cohort rotating off the board each year. The term of service is 3 years. New members are elected at the annual May meeting (vacancies are filled throughout the year as needed). The application deadline for this year is Tuesday, April 4th, 2023. The Board meets monthly on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

If you would like to share your time and talents in support of the library by serving on the Friends Board, please complete the Friends Board of Directors Application and return it to the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30606.

Members

  • April McDaniel, 2022-23 Vice President
  • Bowen Craig
  • Carla Eaton, 2022-23 Treasurer
  • Chris Lyvers, Family Fun Day Chair
  • Cleveland Miller, Book Sale Co-Chair
  • Geraldine Kalim, 2022-2023 President
  • Joan Curtis, Cafe au Libris Chair
  • John Kissane, Publicity Chair
  • Karen Stubbs, Book Sale Co-Chair
  • Katherine Winslow, Newsletter Chair
  • Kristen Linthicum, 2022-23 Secretary
  • Linda Groarke, Newsletter Chair
  • Louise Freeman
  • Pat McAlexander
  • Rebecca Burns
  • Sarah Jantzi
  • Sharon Campbell
  • Stephen Michaels, Sorting Room Chair
  • Thomas Wilson, Social Media Chair

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If you are an Amazon shopper, go to smile.amazon.com when making a purchase. Select the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library as the charitable organization of your choice. Amazon will then donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Friends!

Kroger Plus Community Reward Program

Do you have a Kroger Plus Card? You can help earn money for the Library through their Community Rewards Program! Visit krogercommunityrewards.com to register your card. Our Friends’ non-profit organization number is QQ733 or search for us by name! Registering for the Friends does not affect your gas rewards either!.

If you have already registered your card, please know that you will have to RENEW your registration starting August 1st! We all have to do this every year, but it is worth it! Each quarter Krogers sends a check to us to help support library programs!

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Would you like to be a part of making your library even better? There are many ways you can help, from volunteering your time to joining the Friends of the Library to making a financial contribution.