Guntersville Public Library


About the Friends

The Friends of the Guntersville Public Library is a not-for-profit membership organization for people interested in books and libraries. Our purpose is to stimulate interest in the Library, purchase library materials, and support programs and events hosted by the Guntersville Public Library.

Since its inception over forty years ago, Friends of the Guntersville Public Library has donated over $500,000 to the Library. We are able to accomplish many of our goals by distributing funds raised from the annual book sale, the Bookstore, and from membership dues.

Join the Friends and enjoy these perks:

  • The company of books and book lovers
  • The Friends newsletter, Pages from Friends, containing library news, events, and services
  • Early shopping at the annual book sale
  • Dues from memberships fund programs buy books, DVDs, and other library materials and equipment
  • Discover opportunities to volunteer.

Friends of the Library Bookstore

The Friends Bookstore is a vital source of funding. It is operated entirely by volunteers and all revenue goes to support the library.

We need:

  • books of all kinds, including children’s books
  • movies, audiobooks, and music
  • magazines and comics

Donate your gently used items to the Friends Bookstore! Simply bring your items to the Guntersville Public Library. All donations are tax deductible.

Become a Member of Friends

Types of Membership Include:

  • Individual – $10
  • Family – $15
  • Patron – $25 to $49
  • Benefactor – $50 to $99
  • Sponsor – $100 to $149
  • Underwriter – $150 or more

Memberships run from January 1 to December 31 of each year.

To join or renew your membership, please pick up a form at the Guntersville Public Library.


The Members of the Friends of the Library Board of Directors:

Deborah Belcher
Kim Benefield
Shirl Culbert, Vice President
Michelle Edwards
Jennifer Hulsey
Joyce Kirkpatrick
Joy Langford
Jan Mramor
Becky Rowe
Allison Simpson, Treasurer
Ruthann Smiley, Secretary
Maureen Tipton
Jeannie Wallace, President
Nancy Wilson


Friends of the Guntersville Public Library Extends a Special Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors!


C.A. Langford Co., Inc.

Progress Rail

Bancorp South
Bob Hembree Chevrolet
Bunch Pharmacy
Edward Jones Investments – Jana Carroll
MDA Professional Group, PC
Mark Powers & Company
Raymond James – Mike Lewis

Thanks to our newsletter sponsor, Steven L. Smiley, CLU, ChFC

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  • Operating Hours

    Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Sunday and Monday closed

  • Guntersville Public Library

    1240 O'Brig Avenue
    Guntersville, Al 35976
    (256) 571-7595