Friends of Hanley Library
The Friends of Hanley Library was established in 1990 to encourage and strengthen relations between the library and the community. Its membership consists of individuals who recognize the important role that libraries play in education of tomorrow's leaders and future generations.
Each fall and spring, the Friends sponsors educational/ cultural programs for the community. In October, the Friends holds its annual used book sale in conjunction with Alumni Weekend. In December, holiday selections are read on local radio station WESB. In April, the Friends present a community readers program of community members sharing selections from their favorite works.
Along with its program, the Friends encourage both private and institutional support of the library through grants, gifts and bequests of books, equipment, and other material. Through the efforts of the Friends, microform reader/printers, a CD player and CD/Video display case, reference books, shelving units, a public address system, display cabinets, and furniture/shelving for a leisure reading area have been provided to the library. The Friends have also worked to purchase books for the library's collection in new academic majors and for the reference collection.
Free Guest Library Card with Membership
One of the many benefits of becoming a member of the Friends of Hanley Library is that members are entitled to a free guest library card. This card can be used to borrow materials from the Hanley Library. For more information on this service, check at the main desk in the library.