General Information

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? Visit our website

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 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.

Board Members

  • April McDaniel, 2023-2024 President
  • Bowen Craig
  • Carla Eaton, 2023-2024 Treasurer
  • Cathy Wisenbaker
  • Emily Clary
  • Jackie Sherry
  • Joan Curtis
  • Karen Stubbs
  • Katherine Winslow
  • Kristen Linthicum, 2023-2024 Secretary
  • Linda Groarke
  • Pat McAlexander
  • Peggy Kreshel
  • Rebecca Burns, 2023-2024 Vice President
  • Rosemarie Goodrum
  • Sarah Jantzi
  • Sharon Campbell
  • Tobe Sachs
  • Troy Hicks

Support Us

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.