What is the difference between the Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation and The Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library?
The Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library and the Foundation complement one another. The Friends is a membership organization that focuses on the Library’s short-term needs through volunteerism and financial support, especially in programs for children and adults. The Friends organize and conduct book sales each year and the proceeds are directed to the Library for book purchases, equipment needs, and programming. The Foundation focuses on the long-term financial health and growth of the Library, building its resources mostly through capital contributions, grants, endowment, and annual gifts. The Board of Director’s for the Foundation includes representatives from the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library.