The Friends of the Roswell Library was formed in 1984 when several concerned Roswell citizens sought to supplement the needs of their library. We are a non-profit service organization dedicated to supporting literacy and the Roswell Library, a branch of the Fulton County Library System in Fulton County, Georgia.
The Friends provide volunteer and financial support for special library needs and events. Our assistance complements and expands what the County provides. Our funds are raised through periodic book sales of donated books, membership dues, and monetary donations. Over the years, the Friends have conducted multiple book sales and donated thousands of volunteer hours to support the library. Often members can be seen working in the bookstore or helping out in the library. The Friends have purchased books, CDs, and DVDs for the collection and equipment (book trucks, carts, a printer and supplies, revolving bookcases, stools, bookmarks, etc.) to support staff and patrons. We purchase books for children’s and adult book discussion groups and, every summer, the Friends support the Summer Reading Program by buying books and prizes for children, young adults and adult participants as well as providing funds for supplemental programs to increase the breadth and depth of the very popular, summer event at the library. The Friends also underwrite both Roswell Reads, a community-wide reading event, and the Atlanta Authors programs. We are a busy group.