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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 throughout 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,  


Annual Conference

The Friends of South Carolina Libraries Annual Conference is an opportunity for library Friends, Board Members, Trustees, and Staff to receive information and engage in networking. The training is designed to assist in their mission to support libraries in South Carolina. Hosted by the Aiken County Public Library and the Friends of the Aiken County Library.

This program is funded by SC Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with literature, history, culture and heritage. Visit our Web site,

Registration: $25 - 2023 FOSCL Members 
                       $35 - Non-Members 

If you or your local Friends group is a 2023 member of FOSCL please contact FOSCL Treasurer Marlena White at or 803-261-8697 to receive a promotional code for $10 registration.

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Book Sales Come In all Shapes and Sizes 

No two Friends group book sales in South Carolina are the same! Join the Friends of South Carolina Libraries for a virtual book sale discussion on September 14th at 2:00 pm. The program will include brief overviews from three different South Carolina Friends groups about their book sales, followed by a Q&A and open discussion. Share your book sale successes and learn new ways to boost your group's sales. Guest speakers include Brittany Gladden, Director of the Friends of the Lexington Main Library, Nulani Bennett, Director of the Charleston Friends of the Library, and Deb Chevas, volunteer with the Friends of the Library Beaufort.   

Book Sale Program

PO Box 11121, Columbia, SC 29211

Last Updated: March 24, 2023