Friends of Hot Springs Library

A Community Organization Supporting Hot Springs, NC

Who We Are ~ Friends of Hot Springs Library/ Become a Friend

Friends of Hot Springs Library, or FHSL, is an all volunteer organization devoted to supporting the Hot Springs, North Carolina Library through fundraising, advocacy, author and educational events, building maintenance and community participation.  Some of us volunteer our time for library programs, events and maintenance. Some attend monthly meetings to plan upcoming and ongoing events and programs. Many of our Friends of Hot Springs Library contribute their support through yearly membership dues and donations.  We work together and do what we can to help keep our library a vibrant and lively part of the Hot Springs community.  We encourage you to join us in our efforts.

We know that people like you join the Friends for a variety of reasons, but one of the most common reasons is that you want to help our Hot Springs Library to continue to be a vital, healthy, welcoming community resource.  Some ways your FHSL Membership contributes:

  • Co-Sponsor the Children’s Summer Reading Program
  • Provide supplies & labor to help keep the library a vital part of our community
  • Purchase new technology equipment for patron use
  • Support Dr. Seuss Day, Lego Club and other library programs and events for the children and adults of our Hot Springs and surrounding communities

How To Join FHSL: Stop in the Hot Springs Library and ask a librarian for a membership form, fill out the info, leave it along with your membership dues with the librarian. Or, you can print the form, FHSL Membership Form, fill out the info and mail with your check to: P.O. Box 175. Hot Springs, NC 28743.

  •  Individual Memberships are $10/year
  • Family Memberships are $25/year
  • Lifetime Memberships are a one time cost of $150.  


By becoming a member of Friends of Hot Springs Library, you are eligible to become a member at the Local Government Federal Credit Union at the SECU (Marshall downtown, soon to be on the bypass), a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution owned by, and operated for the benefit of its member-owners.

Friends of Hot Springs Library meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm at the Hot Springs Library.  All are welcome to attend.  Visit the Madison County Library website for more information and a calendar of events for all 3 Madison County Library branches:


Visit the Madison County Library Website

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Friends of Hot Springs Library Events 2019

Final. Birds of AT 2019

Thursday April 4th, 6:30 pm at the Hot Springs Welcome Center

North With Spring: Birds of the Appalachian Trail.

Join us and Mark Hopey from the Southern Appalachian Raptor Center and learn about the migratory birds of Central and South America that return each spring to nest in the forests of the high Southern Appalachians, including along the Appalachian Trial.  Light refreshments will be served. Free Event/All Ages


Grandma Gatewood Flyer

Friday April 26th, 7:00pm at the Hot Springs Welcome Center

An Evening Grandma Gatewood, Pioneer Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker.

Join us for a presentation by actress Anne Van Curen as she brings to life the story of Emma “Grandma” Gatewood, who at 67 became the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free Event/All Ages


Pete.Birds For Books with kids

Saturday April 27th, Dawn (Rain Date Sunday April 28th)

The 6th Annual Birds for Books Bird Hike. 

Meet up with Pete Dixon at the Hot Springs Caboose for a day of Bird Watching.  For more info, contact  Free Event/All Ages.

download  Friends of Hot Springs Library Oral History Project

Relax and listen to our ongoing Oral History Project in cooperation with StoryCorps.  Hear stories, in their own words, from local residents of the history and culture in and around our Hot Springs community and the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Donate To Our Hot Springs Library Building Fund

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Our NEW HOT SPRINGS LIBRARY has become a vital and well loved part of our Hot Springs community.   We thank you for your ongoing support.  We are making headway!  The Friends of Hot Springs Library secured a loan to purchase the building for our Hot Springs  Library in early 2017.  We continue to ask for your monetary support to help us retire the remainder of our five year mortgage.  All operating expenses will be covered in the regular budget, so we can focus our efforts on debt retirement.  Every donation goes directly and fully to that goal.  With your support, we will reach our goal. No amount is too small (or too large!).  Every dollar helps get us closer.
How To Donate: Simply hit the orange “Donate” button above.  Follow the prompts to donate using PayPal or a major credit card.  
Prefer to Mail a Check:  Great!  Make your check out to: Friends of Hot Springs Library (please memo “Building Fund” on your check).  Mail to: P.O.Box 175 – Hot Springs, NC 28743 
All Donations are Tax Deductible:  Friends of Hot Springs Library is a chapter of Madison County Friends of the Library, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Your entire donation is tax deductible. We so much appreciate your generosity and your caring about our Library.

Thank you for supporting the Friends of Hot Springs Library! 

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