Dear Friends of the Library,
As part of the Neuse Regional Libraries, the Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library has a demonstrated history of serving the citizens of Lenoir County and a proven track record of introducing projects that inspire creativity, foster learning, and increase engagement in the community. The Library invests heavily in the skills and personal development of residents, offers a welcoming and inclusive place for the community, and builds partnerships and programs that have significant community impact. Moreover, the Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library is fortunate to have the support of a very active Friends of the Library organization. Since 1979, the Friends have provided volunteer and fundraising support that has resulted in hundreds of educational and cultural programs that would not be possible otherwise.
This year the Library is implementing two initiatives that are excellent examples of meeting community needs in exciting and innovative ways. The first is a state-of-the-art Digital Media Lab (DML) that will be available for use at the Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library. This lab includes video and audio recording equipment and powerful computer workstations that allow users to create their own edited video content, mixed music and audio content such as podcasts, as well as 3D animation and modeling. The DML encourages entrepreneurship and assists participants in developing the skills they need to succeed in a competitive job market. Our second initiative is the Digital Resource Rover (DRR), a customized vehicle that transports library materials and digital resources to destinations throughout the region. A modern twist on the traditional bookmobile, the DRR offers free Wi-Fi access and provides a new outlet for Library programming and marketing of digital resources to the public. The DRR allows for expansion and continuation throughout the region of many of the Library’s existing projects in the categories of workforce development, digital media training, STEM education, early literacy, and increased access to technology.
We cannot bring these beneficial services to the public without your financial support. A contribution by your business or organization will aid the Friends of the Library in providing the best 21st-century literacy services and programming possible. The Corporate Friends of the Library donor list will be spotlighted on our website and social media platforms. Membership materials are enclosed for your consideration. Together we can make a valuable difference in our community.
Melanie U. Morgan
Director of Libraries
Kinston-Lenoir County Friends of the Library
If you would like to join the Kinston-Lenoir County Friends of the Library or become a Friends of the Library Corporate Member, please pay using the PayPal tools below. You may also join in person or by phone at 252-527-7066, Ext. 120. We are deeply grateful for your support!
Why Join the Friends of the Library?
- Positively impact the Library and its programs
- Enhance the culture of our community by enabling more citizens access to free programming
FOL Programming Includes:
- Famed literary lecturer Dr. Elliot Engel
- Singing Senator Charlie Albertson
- Children's programming
- Antiques appraiser Michael Cable
- Without Further Ado
- Annual Quiz Bowl and Young Poets Contest
- Other concerts and literary lectures
The Greene County Friends of the Library sponsor programs throughout the year at the Greene County Public Library as well as providing support for enhancements to services to Library patrons. Programs include musical performances, cultural events, and informative lectures. The Friends assist the Library in its mission of fulfilling the informational, educational, and recreational needs of its community.
To learn more about joining the Greene County Friends of the Library, please call 252-747-3437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.