Friends of the Library

Bringing literary opportunities to the Queens campus and Charlotte community


Friends of the Everett Library at Queens University 

We're a vibrant organization dedicated to providing social and literary events to the Queens campus and the Charlotte community through book and author events, social and cultural gatherings, book clubs and fundraising.

Founded in 1971 by a group of interested citizens who pledged to provide support and resources to Everett Library, the FOL organization is an integral part of the library and the entire campus.  

Shortbread Sale

We're continuing the tradition of the Shortbread Sale! All proceeds of this fundraiser benefit Everett Library.

Order your shortbread


Membership is an enriching and rewarding experience and offers the chance to support Everett Library and to attend numerous exciting events throughout the year. Membership opportunities begin at $50.

How We Support Everett Library:
  • Offer social and literary programming to faculty, staff and students of Queens and residents of the community.
  • Provide support to Everett Library for books, equipment, renovation and service enhancement. Monetary gifts to date exceed $850,000.
  • Continue endowment growth for the Annual Book and Author Event. Board members have raised over $100,000.

Join Us

If you are interested in joining FOL at Queens, please register here.

Contact Us

If you'd like more information about Friends of the Library, contact us at 704-688-2708 or fol@queens.edu. You can also connect with us on the Friends of the Library Facebook page.

Officers and Advisors

President: Phyllis Mahoney

Vice President: Sheila Bennett

Secretary: Joyce Gray

Treasurer: Cookie Parnell

Book and Author Chair: Debbie Phillips

Book and Author Co-Chairs: Sherard Anne Gates, Julie Walton

Author Search Co-Chairs: Sheila Bennett, Debbie Phillips

Shortbread Co-Chair: Audean Godehn, Anne Tonissen

University Advisors

President of Queens University of Charlotte: Dr. Pamela Davies

University Librarian: Eric Shoaf

Associate Vice President/Alumni Relations: Adelaide Davis


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