Educational Institutions

Friends of the Hilton Head Library

  • HILTON HEAD , SC
  • http://friendsofthehiltonheadlibrary.org/

Mission Statement

The Friends of the Hilton Head Library was organized in 1971 as a non-profit organization to promote literacy and encourage the pursuit of life long learning through use of the library's resources. We raise funds to help our library be the first-rate public service our community values expect. The Friends buy books, equipment, and supplies that are not covered by county and state funding; we sponsor events and speakers that are interesting to our community; and we sponsor children's reading programs, as well as many other learning and growth opportunities for both kids and adults. The bulk of our funding comes from membership contributions and the proceeds from our Friends' Bookshop located to the left as you enter the lobby of the library.

Main Programs

  1. Film Series and Book Break
Service Areas

Self-reported

South Carolina

The Friends of the Hilton Head Library serves all patrons of the Hilton Library including Hilton Head residents, part-year residents, and visitors.

ruling year

1972

Principal Officer since 2014

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Keywords

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EIN

23-7208194

 Number

7032816507

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Single Organization Support (A11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Friends support the library by subscribing to newspapers from larger cities, a lease program that keeps the latest popular literature on the shelves, recorded books and play-a-ways (MP3's for books). We have purchased computer learning stations for children, prizes for the children's summer reading programs, projectors, equipment, and even furniture. We also purchase Reference USA, which is an invaluable tool for businesses in the community and job seekers, computers and just about anything else that our librarians need. Another function of Friends is to provide programs for children and adults. Our Board members find educational programming for Super Saturdays, interesting films for our Film Seminar Series, and knowledgeable reviewers for Book Break, and local authors for Living Words.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Film Series and Book Break

Our most popular programs are the Film Seminar Series and Book Break which are held from January - March. We also sponsor programs for children.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$3,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

South Carolina

The Friends of the Hilton Head Library serves all patrons of the Hilton Library including Hilton Head residents, part-year residents, and visitors.

Funding Needs

1: games, manipulatives, puzzles and toys for early literacy programming for children 0 - 5 years. 2: Board and electronic games for family game program. Cost $650.00 Any donations gratefully accepted.

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Fnends of the Hilton Head Library
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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Friends of the Hilton Head Library

Leadership

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Principal Officer

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BIO

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STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Most libraries are fortunate to have Friends organizations. We all have similar goals: to promote literacy and to augment the library funding and programs. What makes the Friends of the Hilton Head Library unique is the fact that the Beaufort County funding has dropped dramatically - a reduction of 1.4 million dollars in the last 5 years - making the contributions of the Friends more important than ever. From the Board of Directors to the volunteers for staff the Book Store, we all have a common goal: to find a way to raise enough fund to keep our library functioning at the level our community expects. Hilton Head is a unique town in that it is a resort destination. Thus, the public we serve is not just our local residents, but people from all over the country. We want our library to impress them as being as good, or better, than the ones they use at home. This can only be done if we have the revenue to support our goal."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs Stefanie Cahn

Retired

Term: June 2014 - May 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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