Friends of the Henry County Public Library
The Friends of the Henry County Public Library is a separate non-profit organization that exists to support the library. Through the persistent efforts of community members, Julia Turpin, Darlene Taylor, Kyla Fitzgerald, Julie Mann and Eileen Ordover (a wonderful lawyer from the Legal Aid Society of Louisville) the Friends group was incorporated in September, 2011 and received its 501(c)3 designation in 2013.
Serving a rural community, the library plays a central role in education, promoting literacy, providing recreational activities, and supporting small businesses and non-profit organizations. The Friends group recognizes the need for a strong public library system in Henry County and is committed to strengthening the library’s presence in the community.
Although small in number, the Friends are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. Besides maintaining an association of people with a common interest in the library, the Friends group fosters awareness and appreciation of the Henry County Public Library. Friends of HCPL cooperates with the library to develop library services and programs for the community. Fundraising and providing volunteer services are other roles of the Friends group . We look forward to serving the Henry County community and contributing to the success of our library.
We invite everyone 16 and older to join and participate in our Friends group. Individuals younger than 16 can join the Friends group through a Family Membership.
Here are some great ways to support the library and get involved:
- Volunteer your time for fundraisers or to help with library events
- Donate gently used books or videos to the library for book sales
- Use library services and recommend the library to friends
- Attend library events
- Make donations
- Call or write State Representatives and let them know how HCPL is doing
Board of Directors 2023/2024
Marcia Rieder- President
Terri Cummings- Vice-President
Carol Bryner- Secretary
Darlene Bates- Treasurer
JoAnn Adams- Director
Cynthia Dare- Director
Kathy Gephart- Director
Dallas Milliner- Director
Ruthie Smith- Director