Friends of the Library

Bringing literary opportunities to the Queens campus and Charlotte community


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.

shortbread sale

The Friends of the Library continue the tradition of the Shortbread Sale.  All proceeds benefit Everett Library. 

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Our annual membership campaign is going on now.  Friends of the Library memberships run on a calendar year basis, so join today to receive a full year of membership benefits, including the annual Book & Author Luncheon, Spring Books & Coffee and other events. 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 $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 fol@queens.edu. You can also connect with us on Facebook or Instagram.

Officers and Advisors

President:  Sheila Bennett
Vice President:  Sherard Anne Gates
Secretary:  Joyce Gray
Treasurer: Cookie Parnell
Membership:  Julie Walton
Book and Author Chairs: Melissa Kimberly-Blair, Jennie Cook-Harper
Author Search Co-Chairs: Sherard Anne Gates, Cathy Bortz
Shortbread Chair: Audean Godehn
Shortbread Co-Chairs: Kathy-Line Kelly, Sylvia Wood

University Advisors

President, Queens University of Charlotte:  Daniel G. Lugo
Everett Library Director: Carolyn Radcliff
Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations: Adelaide Davis

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