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Friends of the Library

Bringing literary opportunities to the Queens campus and Charlotte community


Friends Of the Library

The Friends of the Library is 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. Visit the Friends of the Library website for more detailed information.

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.

Visit the Friends of the Library webpage for up-to-date FOL news and event information.




In light of the restrictions to our usual programming due to COVID-19, the FOL is automatically renewing all currently active memberships for 2020-2021 year.

We are still financially supporting Everett Library with a donation of $40,000 so if you like and are able, please consider making a tax-deductible donation in lieu of your membership dues. The library staff is working extra hard to support the students and faculty during this year of online learning.  To make a one-time donation, click here.

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 $1 million
  • 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 Friends of the Library at Queens, please register here.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about Friends of the Library, contact us at 704-688-2708 or You can also connect with us on Facebook or Instagram.

Officers and Advisors

President:  Sherard Anne Gates
Vice President: Jennie Cook-Harper
Secretary:  Sharon Lacy
Treasurer:  Cookie Parnell
Asst. Treasurer:  Audean Godehn
Membership: Julie Walton
Membership Co-Chair: Phyllis Mahoney
Book and Author Chair: Jennie Cook-Harper
Book and Author Co-Chair: Amy Colaco
Author Search Co-Chair: Cathy Bortz
Author Search Co-Chair:  Joyce Gray
Shortbread Chairs: Kathy-Line Kelly and Sylvia Wood
Shortbread Co-Chair: Tonya Flippin
Past President Nominating: Sheila Bennett

University Advisors

President, Queens University of Charlotte:  Daniel G. Lugo
Everett Library Director: Carolyn Radcliff
Senior Advancement Officer: Lesley Swartz

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