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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.  

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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.

FHSL meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:00pm at the Hot Springs Library.  All are welcome to attend.

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FHSL Upcoming Events

Birds For Books 2018 Kickoff Event

Wednesday, March 28th, 7:00pm – Hot Springs Welcome Center

Friends of Hot Springs Library is kicking off our 5th Annual Birds For Books Fundraiser with a presentation by Mark Hopi of the Southern Appalachian Raptor Research Center. He will be sharing stories, slides and exhibits about his exciting years studying and protecting hawks, eagles, owls and songbirds in our region. This is a free event, all ages welcome, light refreshments, join us!

Birds for Books is our annual spring fundraiser, partnering the Friends of Hot Springs Library with bird lovers of all ages, for a bird-a-thon ending with our annual regional bird count hike on the last Saturday of April, the 28th. All proceeds for this 5th annual event in 2018 will be shared by the Hot Springs Library Summer Reading Program and the Hot Springs Library New Building Fund. For more information and to sign up for the hike, give us a shout.

FHSL TrailFest 2018 Event – Meet David Brill, Author of As Far As The Eye Can See

Friday, April 20th, 7:00pm – Hot Springs Welcome Center   Along 2,100 miles and across 14 states, Brill and the thousands of other men and women who have followed the white blazes ultimately discover that the life one left behind is far less defining than the one that stretches ahead.  As Far as the Eye Can See recounts Brill’s AT journey of the late 1970s and notes the significant role that Hot Springs played in his own awakening.

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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