Friends of Rowan Public Library

Events & Services

The Friends of Rowan Public Library (RPL) help make special things happen at the RPL. You might be most familiar with the annual book sale, a great bargain sale with all kinds of books. You might even know about the Friends’ Best Seller Rental program which provides extra copies of best sellers for a low weekly rental fee. We have rentals available in DVD and Book formats.

The Friends of RPL are that and a whole lot more. They truly do help make things happen. Some other things the Friends do to make library services better for Rowan County citizens include:

  • Sponsoring the publication of the library’s newsletter, news, etc. Sign up and receive your copy directly by email.
  • Sponsoring author visits and other literary programs for the public
  • Sponsoring exciting Friends of RPL Trips with Collette Tours
  • Sponsoring musical performers to share their talents during Friends Concert Series events
  • Sponsoring the library’s first storytelling festival, which was attended by nearly 2,000 children and adults
  • Helping support the children’s summer reading program
  • Helping support library staff development activities
  • Sponsoring an ongoing book sale at all library locations and Second Saturday Bookshop at West End Plaza in Salisbury. 
  • Providing volunteers to help with various library programs
  • Developing and implementing new ideas for the betterment of library services

So, help us help RPL continue to be the place where great things are happening by becoming a friend!  We appreciate your support and help in everything we do.


To join the Friends of RPL, please fill out the online application.