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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 (FOL) was founded in 1971 by a group of interested citizens who pledged to provide support and resources to Everett Library. FOL 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 information.




Over the past 51 years, Friends of the Library has donated more than $1 million to Everett Library at Queens University of Charlotte. In addition to our quality programming, FOL memberships and financial contributions enable the library staff to connect with and provide valuable resources to students.

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.

Your membership makes what FOL does possible. To make a donation and become a member online, please visit our webpage.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about Friends of the Library, please contact them at 704-688-2708 or fol@queens.edu. You can also connect with FOL on Facebook or Instagram.

Officers and Advisors

President: Jennie Cook-Harper
Vice President: Selena Giovannelli
Secretary: Erin Baldecchi
Treasurer:  Cookie Parnell
Asst. Treasurer:  Audean Godehn
Membership: Julie Walton
Book and Author Chair: Amy Colaco
Author Search Chair: Phyllis Mahoney
Fundraising Chair: Sylvia Wood
Past President Nominating: Sherard Anne Gates

University Advisors

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

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