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.

Upcoming Classes and Dates

County Services

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Contact Us

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.

Holiday Closings
Monday, January 1 - New Year's Day
Monday, January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Friday, March 29 - Good Friday
Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 - Independence Day
Monday, September 2 - Labor Day
Monday, November 11 - Veteran's Day
Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving
Friday, November 29 - Thanksgiving
Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas holiday begins
Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas
Thursday, December 26 - Christmas