About Us

Friends of the Library


The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit group that advocates for public libraries. Some of the ways the Friends help are by raising funds to enhance programs, helping with public book sales, offering speakers in the Dennis L. Bruce Author Series, promoting the Libraries in the community, and staying informed about libraries’ needs.
Members:
  • Receive a copy of SCPL Magazine, a quarterly publication that highlights the Libraries’ programs, services and events,
  • Enjoy Friends-only preview sales at Pages on Pine and at scheduled book sales,
  • Help your Libraries by volunteering.
Each library location has a Friends’ group. *On the printable form below, please indicate which library friends group you would like to join.



The Library Store maintains a unique inventory of merchandise from local artists such as jewelry, affordable gifts, decorative items and gently-used and rare books available for purchase.
Library Store
 

Location

    151 S. Church Street
    Spartanburg, SC 29306
    The Library Store is located on the main level of the Headquarters Library.
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Contact

Hours

    Monday:10am - 5pm
    Tuesday:10am - 5pm
    Wednesday:10am - 5pm
    Thursday:10am - 5pm
    Friday:10am - 5pm
    Saturday:Closed
    Sunday:Closed

Payment Options

    Cash, check, or credit card
    Identification may be requested
Friends Book Shelves at the Branches

All library locations maintain a small collection of gently-used materials, usually near the entrance, that are available for purchase.

Pages on Pine

The Friends of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries Used Bookstore
 

Location

Contact

Payment Options

    Cash or check, no credit card
    Identification may be requested

Hours

    Monday:12pm - 5pm
    Tuesday:12pm - 5pm
    Wednesday:12pm - 5pm
    Thursday:12pm - 5pm
    Friday:12pm - 5pm
    Saturday:12pm - 4pm
    Sunday:Closed
    Pages on Pine is staffed with volunteers so hours are subject to change.
Books are sold $2 for hardback books and $1 for paperback books.




Pages on Pine book store
Books & Materials
  • Donations of usable books, DVDs and other materials are accepted at all Library locations
  • When the Library accepts gifts of books and materials, it is with the understanding that they become the property of the Library
  • Materials which are useful to Library collections will be retained and other items will be disposed of in whatever manner the Libraries deem best – discarding, selling or donating to other libraries or institutions
  • At Headquarters, bring usable books to the service drive behind Library, Monday through Friday between 9:00 A.M. - 4 P.M. You will find a doorbell immediately before the garage doors. A staff member will assist you and provide a tax form if requested.
Monetary Gifts
  • Gifts to the Friends of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries are tax deductible.
  • Donations are also accepted through the Spartanburg County Foundation.
  • For more information, please contact the Libraries’ Administrative Offices at 864-596-3507.
Memorials
  • You may choose to give a monetary gift in memory of a loved one.
  • In order to have a gift plate placed on an item, the monetary donation must be a minimum of $15.
  • You may specify the subject matter and/or reading level (if a book) you would like to have purchased. Suggestions for a particular title are welcome but the Libraries may not be able to meet the request because of selection criteria, out of print issues, need for another copy, etc.
  • The Library necessarily reserves the right to interfile gifts with other collections on the same subject, so that all collections are organized and classified according to library standards for the best public service. Individual volumes may be marked with bookplates identifying the donor.

Please contact Evelyn Parks at (864) 596-3514 or Gillian Gelders at (864) 596-3500, ext. 1212 for further information of any opportunities mentioned below.



Volunteer Opportunities Description
Information Desk offer directions to patrons at the Headquarters Library
Tour Guides lead tour groups at the Headquarters Library
Special Events assist with projects at various times of the year such as health fairs and seasonal book sales
Adopt-a-Shelf straighten and maintain shelves at any of our library locations
Junior Volunteers assist libraries during summer break, open to 6th graders through high school seniors
General/Clerical help with a wide variety of tasks throughout the library system
Homebound Services select and deliver materials to people who have physical or mental challenges
Library Store assist in either of our retail outlets, Pages on Pine or Pages Downtown Library Store