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

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Friends of the Library Mission:

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

  • Sponsorship of special projects

  • Informing the public of the resources and services 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: Bill Perkins

Vice President: Martha Thomas

Treasurer: Oma Bass

Secretary: Barbara Hyde

Directors:  Susannah Murphy, Fran Jenkins, Carol Mannon, & Nancy Ellis Melton

FOL Involvement

To join the Friends, come to the Library 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​

Thank You to Our Recent Donors!

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!

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!

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