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Our Friends of the Library

     The public libraries in Carteret County are fortunate to have active and dedicated Friends of the Library organizations. Each group supports its library with contributions for items and services such as audio books, the summer reading programs, adult education programs, additional equipment and furnishings, supplies, and supplemental materials.
     Book sales are an important means of raising funds. Each group has a special “in-the-library” book sale where bestselling titles are offered at bargain prices. {Book Sale Page}
The Friends of Bogue Banks Public Library sponsors an ongoing book sale at the Book Nook down the hall from the library and also features ongoing Silent Auction packages in the library. Your participation in both of these helps the Friends raise funds to support the Storytelling Festival, the adult and children’s summer reading programs, the purchase of DVDs and other items as requested by the library staff.

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Friends of Carteret County Public Library also operates the red Book Sales Wagon from Easter to Thanksgiving, at the corner of Turner and Front Streets.

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Friends of Down East Public Library trailers books to special events like the Seafood Festival and the Waterfowl Weekend. This group runs a continuous book sale in the Resource Center located next door to the library.

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The Friends of the Newport Public Library hold a book sale the third Saturday of every month at their book store, "Twice Read Tales". Sale time is 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and all proceeds benefit Newport Library.

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Friends of Western Carteret Public Library conducts a huge book sale during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Emerald Isle. Second Chances, located In the second classroom across the hall from the double library doors, also offers bestselling titles. Second Chances is open, Mondays 12pm - 4pm, Tuesdays 11am - 1pm, Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm, Thursdays 11am-5pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. (Second Chances will be closed, if the library is closed.)

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     For everyone who is already a friend, the libraries cannot thank you enough for all the hard work you put in to making your library a beacon to encourage the community to participate in library services. To become a friend of the library: drop by your library, fill out a membership form at your convenience, and choose the membership option of your preference.