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.

In 2022-23, the Library presented 3,669 programs with 63,306 participants. Out of those programs, 1,921 were for children and teens, with 35,764 youth attending. Among these were several literacy-based programs such as Baby and Me, Countdown to Kindergarten, and SenseSational Storytimes to help improve cognitive function, emotional development, and social and motor skills for all participants. The Library’s Digital Resource Rover (DRR) continues to provide quality programs as well as print materials to areas of the community that are in need. Multiple daycares and after school programs in Lenoir County receive visits from the DRR, as well as public housing and assisted living facilities. 

We cannot bring these beneficial services to the public without your financial support. A contribution by you, your business, or your organization will aid the Friends of the Library in providing the best literacy services and programming possible. 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


“Storytime has provided a lot of fun for my child. She loves it so much and will talk about it all week long till the next time. She learns to love reading as well as learning social skills.”

-Beatriz Castillo

Kinston-Lenoir County Friends of the Library Donations

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