'BOO-Books with Friends' is Safe, Halloween Fun!

Parents, are you looking for a safe place to spend Halloween that will satisfy your child's sweet tooth? BOO-Books with Friends is the perfect place!

Mark your family's calendar for 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave.)

New Storefront Greets Shoppers at Second Editions Bookstore

Your favorite gently-used bookstore is getting a facelift! Second Editions Bookstore, located in the lobby of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will soon have a new look that's bound to attract attention.

The new storefront, designed by artist Lonnie Robinson, will be installed in October 2019.

Friends Build Home Libraries for Habitat Homeowners

Making a house feel more like home for Mid-South families is the purpose of a new partnership between the Memphis Library Friends and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis.

The new literacy initiative, which started earlier this year, benefits Habitat for Humanity homeowners throughout Shelby County.

Friends Make a Difference!

Nonprofit, charitable organization, Memphis Friends of the Library is a diverse group of citizens, who help to inform the general public about Library services, raise money, conduct outreach initiatives and serve as an ongoing voice for the Memphis Public Library System.

Incorporated in 1962, for 57 years, Friends have been helping to raise money for programs and services at all 18 Memphis Public Library locations by sorting and selling thousands of donated items, like gently-used books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and vinyl records.

When you become a Friend of the Library member, you become an advocate for the Library. So, join today. Here’s how – JOIN TODAY!

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Memphis Library Friends is a freestanding, nonprofit agency supporting Memphis Public Libraries. Friends do not and cannot speak for or on behalf of Memphis Public Libraries, the City of Memphis, or their brands. All Friends events may be recorded or photographed for promotional use on social media, in traditional media, and/or print material.