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Bookstore Childrens Room
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Friends of the Library Mission:

  • Encouragement and support of literacy through reading & continued education by support of the public library.

  • Sponsorship of special projects.

  • Informing the public of the resources and the service of the Library.

  • Securing materials that are beyond the command of the ordinary library budget.

  • Performing other services helpful to the library

  • Volunteering to assist library staff for special programs sponsored by the library.

Friends of the Library Officers

President: Susan Pemberton
Vice President: Jim Lacey
Treasurer: Oma Bass

Secretary: Barbara Hyde

Directors: Bill Perkins, Susannah Murphy, Fran Jenkins, & Carol Mannon

                    FOL Membership
To join the Friends, come to the Bookstore and request an application. While filling it out, you'll see membership fees:

  • Student (under 25) $5

  • Senior (over 55) $5

  • Individual $10

  • Family $20

  • Lifetime $150

You can, also, choose to volunteer.
The benefits of membership are:

  • For event sales, an additional 5% is given to the sale discount.

  • Members receive one free book per year from the Bookstore.

  • Every two weeks, members who have shared their email address will receive an email about upcoming sales.

Donors for February 2021

  • Fletcher Dental

  • Servall

  • Greer, Greer & Whitfield

  • Paris Board of Public Utilities

  • J. R. Hayes Construction Co.

  • Ridgeway Funeral Home

  • Four Seasons Sales & Service

  • Airborne Gymnastics Academy

Thank you for supporting The Friends of the W.G. Rhea Public Library!

     Bookstore Information

Bookstore Manager: Debra Thompson

Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday- Friday: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Saturday: 10-2 (Pending Volunteer)

Being a Friend

In October 2015, the friends helped W.G. Rhea Public Library by sponsoring the Salad Spectacular luncheon fundraiser. We donated Bookstore sales to help the library purchase new furniture. The Friends contributed funds for library subscriptions and DVDs. We, also, provided funds to support children's programs such as the pre-school story hour and holiday events such as Polar Express at Christmas time.

Your book donations make it possible for the Friends to provide inexpensive reading materials for other residents in our community. The Bookstore, also, donates older books to the community nursing homes, jails, daycares, hospitals and our military.

We're more than just Friends of the Library. We're Friends of the community.

Donors for March 2021

  • Commercial Bank & Trust

  • Fantastic Sam's

  • Holy Cross Catholic Church

Thank you for supporting The Friends of the W.G. Rhea Public Library!


More than just Friends of the Library; We're Friends of the community.