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Friends Books on Main

206 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC
Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Friends' store features a huge selection of used books and more at bargain prices.


The Friends of the York County Library is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) volunteer organization formed in 1975 to support the York County Library system through fund-raising and advocacy. The group also operates Friends Books on Main, a used book store in Rock Hill, SC.

Through membership dues, book sales, and special fundraising activities, the Friends of the Library provides funding for non-budgeted library projects, programs and other needs, such as:

  • Summer Reading Programs, to encourage and promote literacy for children, teens, and adults
  • Bucks for Books campaign, to add new books to library shelves
  • Library staff support and appreciation, through service awards, luncheons, and refreshments
  • Facility beautification

Friends members also donate their time to assist with fundraising activities, meetings, programs and more. Find out more at Volunteer at the Library or contact Debbie Turner, Community Relations Manager, at 803-981-5837.

Join the Friends

Annual membership in the Friends of the Library starts at just $15, and all membership dues help support the library. As a member, you'll receive:

  • Advance notice of book sales and special events
  • Special early admittance to book sales during “members-only” hours
  • “Beamer Bucks” to spend like cash at Friends Books on Main and other library book sales
  • Invitation to attend annual Volunteer Recognition Event and elect Friends leadership
  • Eligibility for membership at Founders Federal Credit Union

To join the Friends of the Library, fill out a membership form (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) and return it with your dues to any York County Library location. Membership forms are also available at all York County Library branches or by calling (803) 981-5837. Membership levels and annual dues include:

Friend (Individual) Family Friend Good Friend Supportive Friend Best Friend
$15 $25 $50 $100 $500+

Please note: Memberships are limited to adults living at the same address, 2 per $25 membership and 4 per $50 and up. Lifetime memberships are no longer available, but existing memberships will be honored.

About the Friends

The purpose of Friends of the York County Library shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in libraries; to focus public attention on the York County Library; to stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services; to receive and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the York County Library; to support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community; to raise money for approved library projects; to lend legislative support where needed; and to support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association Bill of Rights.

Executive Board: David Needham, President; DeeAnna Brooks, Secretary; Connie Newland, Treasurer; Martha Ferguson; Debora Hutchins; Barbara Jowett; Mac Lyle; Janie Matson; Lois Stimax; Linder Tucker

Volunteer of the Year

Joann McMaster and Faye Wyatt,
2015 Volunteer of the Year

Joann Woods McMaster Volunteer of the Year Award: Each year, the Friends of the Library recognizes a volunteer for his or her dedication on behalf of the York County Library. The award was named in honor of Joann W. McMaster for her efforts in founding the Friends and serving as the organization's first president in 1975.

Past recipients include: Martha Ferguson, 2014; Nancy Coleman, 2013; Connie Newland, 2012; Janie Matson, 2011; Jane Kasemersky, 2010; Deborah Wiegand, 2009; Joan King, 2008; Michael Simmons, 2007; Marianne O’Neill, 2006; Virginia and Jinilyn Anderson, 2005.