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.

Bookstore Information:

Bookstore Manager: DaRcy Louer


Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday- Friday: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Saturday: Closed

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.

In 2016, the Friends' donations will help purchase tables, chairs and other equipment for the Meeting Room (previously occupied by the Geneology Department).

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.

Friends of the Library Officers:

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

Secretary: Carol Mannon

Directors: Stephanie Tayloe, Susan Stewart, Bill Perkins, Martha Downing, Fran Jenkins, & Barbara Hyde

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.


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Find us: 

400 W. Washington St. Paris, TN 38242