Friends of the Library groups are non-profit 501(c)3 organizations that perform fundraising
activities in support of the library or library system they are affiliated with. The Bolivar
County Library System (BCLS) is proud to have such a group - the Friends of the Bolivar County
Library System, which is a member of the Friends of Mississippi Libraries.
Our "Friends" support all activities of the various branches of the BCLS by sponsoring various fundraisers, including
an annual book sale every spring, an on-going book sale at the Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library
in Cleveland, and the annual Grape Expectations Benefit Gala that is held the third Friday of
each January. These fundraising efforts benefit Summer Library Program activities, the Luncheon
With Books Program, and other special programs and projects within the BCLS, as well as assisting
the BCLS in local support for various grant opportunities.
Any citizen may join the Friends by completing an application that may be obtained at their local library branch or by visiting
Friends of the Library webpage. If you have any questions about the Friends, please contact
the BCLS at (662) 843-2774 x109.