The Friends of the York County Library were recognized by CN2 News, a local cable TV station, as “Hometown Heroes” on February 17 for the tremendous service this group does for York County Libraries. Filming of the story took place during the set up for the Friends’ winter book sale (video). As various members were interviewed, volunteers can be seen “behind the scenes” unpacking several hundred boxes of books for the sale.
The Friends of the York County Library is a volunteer group that works to raise funds and awareness for all York County Libraries. Through their popular book sales, staffed by volunteers from throughout the county, the Friends offer support to the library system. Thousands of books are donated by the community and recycled throughout the area by the Friends of the Library volunteers through their book sales. Hundreds of teachers, homeschooling parents, book collectors, and avid readers attend the sales to find books to buy at bargain prices. More than 50 volunteers help with each sale to do a variety of tasks from moving tables and unpacking several hundred boxes of books to acting as cashiers at the sales, and then cleaning up once the sale is over. The process starts all over for the next sale which will be held April 30 – May 2 in Rock Hill.
Proceeds from their book sales fund York County Library programs, especially summer reading programs for all ages, and other needs that are not included in the library’s budget. For more information about the Friends of the York County Library, visit www.yclibrary.org/friendsofthelibrary.php.