A Message from Our President

Ann Bailey-Mitchell

My name is Angela (Ann) Bailey-Mitchell. I am the newly elected president of the Friends of the Library. I am a practicing wife, mom, and grandmother. I’m also a native Memphian, a graduate of Overton High School and The University of Tennessee. I earned an MBA from Webster University with a focus on Marketing. I teach marketing at Bethel University, and I am a supplier diversity consultant.

I have a strong relationship with Christ. I love my family, my dog, and my friends (not necessarily in that order). I also love the library. My mother was a librarian and nurtured my love of books and reading. My work at the Cordova Friends of the Library led me to volunteer at the main Friends of the Library first as a substitute liaison, then as secretary, and now as president.

I encourage you to join your Friends of the Library at your local branch and ask how you can get involved. If you don’t know whom to contact, please call Sharica Ware at 901-415-2840.

Please volunteer with me this year to support our library, and our hard-working staff to provide the best services and programs to our community. Your membership and service are key to the success of our libraries. I am so excited to serve and work with the staff at all 18 branches as well as support our four signature (In Bold) events and other community programs.

All My Best,
Ann Bailey-Mitchell
[email protected]

2023 Friends Events

April 20-23Spring Book Sale
April 23-29National Library Week
April 29thBook Stock
July 21stSenior Health Fair
SeptemberTeen Arts Fest
October 16-22National Friends of the Library Week
October 21-29Fall Book Sale
October 31stBoo Books