The Friends of the Sumter County Library is a citizen volunteer group with membership open to all. The group raises funds through membership dues and fund-raising activities, including an annual book sale and the Forrest Ray 5kRun/Walk Celebration. To join the Friends, pick up an application from the Circulation Desk at any of our locations, on the Bookmobile, or download one below.
President - Sue Griffin
Jeanne Anne Baldwin
James P. Cromer, Jr
Nancy Nash Wilson
Rose Marie Newman
Donations are accepted throughout the year at any library location. The Friends hold an annual USED BOOK SALE, but books are also available for sale at the Downtown Library and Wesmark Branch. All proceeds benefit library programs and services. Friends Membership Application Mission Statement The mission of the Friends of the Sumter County Library, active since 1984, shall be to develop and maintain an association to promote awareness and appreciation of the Library’s functions, resources, services and needs. As Friends of the Library we promote and support the library programs and staff through fundraising and advocacy. Our vision is a thriving and sustainable library system accessible to all. The Annual book sale, Author Event, and Forrest Ray 5K provide us the opportunity to engage in activities which make the library a stronger presence in our community. The Friends encourage the donation of books and other library materials as well as endowments and bequeaths.
The Harriett Pace Moses Fund
The Harriett Pace Moses Fund is a memorial fund that supports literacy programming through the Sumter County Library. It specifically sponsors our monthly Day Care Book Bag program which reaches a dozen daycares without transportation to the library. In turn, it connects the library and literacy to about five hundred pre-school age children. The distinctive red and black book bags contain fun, educational books, audios, and videos to the delight of the children along with ideas for daycare staff.
The fund was set-up by Sumter natives, Robert A. Moses and his five daughters, who manage the fund through the Friends of the Sumter County Library. Donations are accepted year-round to this important fund and worthwhile program. Impacting the lives of these young children by giving their education a jump start is a way of creating lifelong readers and achievers. Please consider making a difference in a child's life.