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Welcome to the Friends of South Carolina Libraries website. Since 1988 FOSCL has been dedicated to the support and enhancement of libraries through out South Carolina. Here you will find the latest information about FOSCL, its mission and the latest newsletters. You will also find details about Friends Groups, fund raising and advocacy efforts as well as library events across the state.

Greetings And Welcome
A Letter From Incoming President Kitty Spires

Dearest Friends of South Carolina Libraries,

I consider it an honor to serve as the incoming 2022-23 President of Friends of South Carolina Libraries. I am excited about the opportunities ahead as we work to support and grow libraries in South Carolina. I look forward to a great year of exciting events and profound learning experiences. Keep on the look out for emails about upcoming virtual and in-person regional and statewide events. We are always looking to present programs of interest and need, so please do not hesitate to email, or call anyone of the officers or board members with your suggestions and ideas. If I can ever be of service to any group, I’m only an email or phone call away. 

For the Friends,  


 2022 FOSCL Grant Application Now Open
The Friends of South Carolina Libraries (FOSCL) offers grants in amounts up to $250 for support of library Friends organizations in SC. The grants are intended to assist Friends groups with an emphasis on the following purposes:

Expenses related to the formation/incorporation of a group
Expenses related to obtaining 501(c) 3 tax-exempt status for a group
Expenses related to the revitalization of a “dormant” group
Expenses related to the initiation of new or innovative programs/technology designed to foster local library support which are principally sponsored by a library Friends group

Friends Groups submitting applications must be a current member of FOSCL.

2023 Save the Date

Congratulations 2022 Award Winners

Outstanding Friends Group Award
Friends of the McCormick County Library 

Public Library Employee Excellence Award
Shirley Sprenne
Pelion Branch Library 
Public Library Employee Excellence Award
Dina Grant
York County Public Library 

John Landrum Advocacy Award
Andrew R. "Andy" Gambrell 

Outstanding Individual Award
Rosemary Teed
Friends of the Irmo Branch Library 

PO Box 11121, Columbia, SC 29211

Last Updated: May 16, 2022