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.

In 2018, Hot Springs Library and the Madison County Public Library System was named by Library Journal as The Best Small Library in America!  It is with continued, generous support from all our Friends that we were able to receive this great honor.  Take a look – https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=ljx180902BestSmall

Best Rural Library 2018

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, and welcoming community resource for all.  Some ways your FHSL Membership contributes to our library: Co-Sponsors the Children’s Summer Reading Program, provides supplies & labor to help keep the library a vital part of our community, helps purchase new technology equipment for patron use, supports children’s programming and tutoring, as well as adult literacy programs and author events for the children and adults of Hot Springs and surrounding communities, and supports the Hot Springs Library thru fundraising events like Birds for Books in the Spring and BBQ for Books in the Fall (see Events Page)

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 Thursday 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

Friends of Hot Springs Library Events 2020

BBQ for Books 2020 LiveStream!!

Join us on October 10th, 2020 from 3pm – 8pm


Madison Natural Heritage Live Stream – YouTube

This yearly event raises money for the Friends of Hot Springs Library with proceeds going to the Hot Springs Library New Building Fund

   Join us for our 4th Annual BBQ for Books, this year a live streamed music event on Facebook Live and YouTube. Enjoy live music from Pierce Edens, 75 Single Wide, Sun and Moon Dance, and prerecorded music from Josh Goforth, Melanie Penland, Ashley Heath, Mark Blumling, Tim Campbell, The Three Little Birds, Miles Perry, and more!

There are loads of ways to donate!  ~ Donate on Facebook Live or YouTube during the event.  You can donate at a participating local business or restaurant where you can purchase a BBQ Take Home Special to enjoy while you watch!

Or donate on this website, look to the right for the orange ‘Donate’ Button

You can even go old school and mail us a check!  Make it out to FHSL and mail to P.O. Box 175 Hot Springs, NC 28743.

Join us!!!

Donate – BBQ for Books 2020 LiveStream

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4th Annual

BBQ for Books 2020 LiveStream!

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 2017. We continue to ask for your monetary support to help us retire the remainder of our five year mortgage.  All operating expenses are covered in the Madison County Public Library budget, so FHSL can focus all our efforts on debt retirement.  Every donation goes directly 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.  
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 
Look For One of Our Birds for Books or BBQ For Books Fundraisers: If you prefer to donate to FHSL through a specific fundraiser, you can find all the info in our Events tab.  Right now we are gearing up for our 4th Annual BBQ for Books, on October 10th from 3pm – 8pm, this year a LiveStream Concert on Facebook Live and YouTube – check it out!
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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