Friends groups can make the difference between a budget increase and a budget cut for their libraries. As much money as Friends raise through book sales and other activities, a 1% increase in a library's budget can add up to tens of thousands of dollars or more. Many libraries across the country owe their new additions or new buildings to an effective advocacy campaign waged by their Friends group to ensure community support.
For more information about Friends groups in South Carolina, contact John Bradley, President of Friends of South Carolina Libraries (FoSCL) at email@example.com. Also, contact your local library and see how you can help your library's Friends group support your library today.