FOHCL enjoy many benefits which include early entrance to booksale, before opening to the public, book discussion group participation, early notification of events through our quarterly newsletter, and membership in FOLUSA (Friends of the Library USA).
Benefits of Membership
Participation in any of these committees offers opportunities to meet and develop friendships with others who love books and the library:
| Book Sale (see below)
| Affiliated Libraries
|| Book Scholarship
|| Publicity (Newsletter Mailing)
- Annual Used Book Sale
Members who volunteer for book collections, book sorting, sale setup and sale days may purchase books in advance of the book sale, usually held in April. In addition, members are entitled to free early-bird entrance to the Annual Book Sale from 8-10 AM Saturday, before general public admission.
- Book Discussion Group
Friends’ members who join this group meet most months, alternating between the Headquarters Library and the North County Branch Library. Participants select, by consensus, books in several different genres for discussions. Visit our website for future books, discussion dates and locations.
- Book Sale Reunions
Book Sale volunteers attend “reunions” with fellow members at the summer Appreciation Party given by the Library as well as at the Annual Reunion Dinner in the fall.
- “Friend to Friend” Newsletter
The newsletter includes early notification of special events, news, and volunteer opportunities. It also announces book sale dates and results, and reports on allocations of proceeds from Friends’ fundraisers.
- ALTAFF (Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations) Opportunities
Our national organization, which is affiliated with the American Library Association, holds an annual conference and produces a newsletter about program ideas from Friends’ groups throughout the United States.
New Members are ALWAYS Welcome!