Friends of the Reynolda Manor Library

Welcome to the Friends of the Reynolda Manor Public Library information page. We encourage you to support this Forsyth County branch library by joining our Friends organization.

Mission

The Friends of Reynolda Manor Library is a nonprofit group interested in developing and improving the resources, services, and facilities of Reynolda Manor Library. We encourage greater community use of the facility by sponsoring programs and events open to all residents, by purchasing special collections to meet particular needs, and by encouraging the enjoyment and importance of reading and information access among our citizenry.

History

The Friends of Reynolda Manor Library was established in 1991. It is a chartered nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) that exists separately from the library, having its own by-laws, tax exempt status, and Board of Directors.

Accomplishments/Goals

Friends have provided funds and/or volunteered time to:

  • Support the annual summer reading program for all ages
  • Buy books-on-CD, large print books, as well as books by local authors
  • Sponsor the Brown Bag Book Club and the Mystery Book Club
  • Enhance the adult and children’s books collections
  • Establish Dorothy Sulkin Memorial Collection of science books and Kay Barnett Honorary Collection of mathematics books
  • Operate an on-going sale area of donated books and other media
  • Hold annual used book/media sales, organized and staffed by Friends
  • Support adult and youth programs held throughout the year
  • Hold Friends annual meeting, featuring a local author or performers, open to all

Almost all (95% or more) of money earned through Friends programs goes directly to Reynolda Manor Library in the form of grants to fund collections, special events, and/or services as listed above.

Our goal is to develop an organization committed to advancing the mission of our local public library branch. This organization recognizes ethnic, demographic, and socio-economic diversity and promotes library programs/collections that attempt to meet the needs of our diverse local population and age groups.

Be a Friend

By joining the Reynolda Manor Library Friends you show support for our local library and have the opportunity to help it improve and to participate in Friends programs and events.

Benefits of Friends Membership

  • An invitation to Friends Annual Meeting
  • Invitation to attend monthly board meetings
  • Newsletters providing news of on-going Friends events and library news
  • Tax deduction for membership dues and gifts
  • Volunteer opportunities, including Board Membership
  • Making new “Friends” who share your interest in literacy
  • Making a contribution to your community by helping support your library

To Join

Print out the membership form, complete, and either drop off with payment at the library or mail form and check to: Friends of the Reynolda Manor Library
2839 Fairlawn Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Attention: Treasurer, Friends of the library

You may also email Reynolda Manor Friends at friendsofreynoldalibrary@yahoo.com.

Membership forms are also available at the library. If you do not see them, please ask a staff member.

We look forward to having you join us!