Friends of the Central Library

The Friends of the Central Library seek to support and improve the resources and services of the Central Library of the Forsyth County Public Library. Friends of the Central Library is a non-profit 501 (c)3 corporation. The Friends of the Central Library, established in 2006, currently has more than 100 members. The Friends support the Central Library through:

  • Financial support gained through membership and general fund raising
  • Member volunteers who wish to contribute their time, energy and ideas in assisting the Library with projects and programs
  • Community advocacy achieved through activities that emphasize the importance of the resources provided by the public library

Vision of the Friends of the Central Library

Friends activities include:

  • Organizing cultural and educational events for all ages
  • Purchasing books and other materials to supplement regular government funding
  • Sponsoring authors and performers at the Library
  • Holding fund raisers and membership drives
  • Raising the visibility of the Central Library in the community
  • Providing funding for children's and teen programming
  • Maintaining an ongoing daily booksale open to the public at the library's main entrance

To learn more about the Friends of the Central Library contact

Friends of the Central Library Board

  • Claudia von Grunebaum, President
  • Velna Pollack,Vice President
  • Mary Caponera, Treasurer
  • Jeremy Reiskind, Secretary
  • Ben Flynt, Public Relations
  • Sherry Crouse, Newsletter

Donations of books and other library materials accepted most Mondays at at Central Library, located at 660 W Fifth Street in Winston-Salem. Donations accepted between the hours of 9-11:30 am. For more information call 336 327-7888.

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Central Library

660 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336 703 BOOK (2665)
Fax: 336 727 2549
Email: Contact Us
Hours of Operation

Limited Browsing and Borrowing
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To-Go Service Hours
Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m
Thursday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Closings
Holiday Closings
Monday, January 2 - New Year's Day
Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Friday, April 7 - Good Friday
Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day
Tuesday, July 4 - Independence Day
Monday, September 4 - Labor Day
Friday, November 10 - Veteran's Day
Thursday, November 23 - Thanksgiving
Friday, November 24 - Thanksgiving
Friday, December 22 - Christmas holiday begins
Monday, December 25 - Christmas
Tuesday, December 26 - Christmas