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Book Sales Canceled: Due to COVID, the August pop-up sale and September Book Sale have been canceled. Book Nooks are open at each library for your book-buying needs!

We are accepting donations at all libraries for future book sales, as well as for the book nooks.


Welcome to the Friends of the Burke County Public Library!

Our purpose is to heighten public awareness of library services, to support library staff, to augment services and programs, and to offer volunteers for programs if needed.

Currently, we sponsor two main events each year:

The Annual Author’s Luncheon is traditionally held in the spring of each year.

The Book Sales, our main fund-raising events, are held in the Spring and again in September at the Collett Street Recreation Center. This is a much anticipated event, and members receive a notice entitling them to come to the sale a day before it is open to the public.

Due to the health and welfare concerns brought on by the COVID-19 virus, Book Sales have been put on hold for now.

Since November 23, 2015 our Book Nook, in the Morganton library, has offered used books in excellent condition for sale. Smaller Book Nooks are avaliable at the Valdese Public Library and the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library.

The Friends funding is separate from the library’s operating budget. We raise money through our book sale in order to support library programs for all ages. This has been a very fulfilling project for our Friends group.


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