The Friends are currently accepting donations.

Guidelines for Donating Books and Materials

About Us

Thanks to a small group of energetic and determined Hoover residents the FRIENDS was established in 1982. They recognized the need for a library in the rapidly expanding city of Hoover. Today, the Friends work with library staff to support the mission and goals of the library. They provide support for the library for the library's projects, activities and aquisitions, as well as focus public attention on library services, facilities and needs.

FRIENDS have fun! FRIENDS have great programs! FRIENDS are fascinating people! Join and you’ll be glad you did.

Officers 2021 - 2022

PresidentTheresa Reed
First Vice PresidentCarolyn Kolar
Second Vice PresidentMike Reed
Recording SecretaryRoberta Atkinson
Corresponding SecretaryJoyce Cattelane
TreasurerJohn McBride
Assistant TreasurerCathy Storch
HistorianPhyllis Vaughn
ParliamentarianRoberta Atkinson

Friends Photo Gallery

Join the Friends

Friends membership is open to any person or organization interested in helping to support the Hoover Public Library and willing to pay the dues. You do not have to be a Hoover resident to join. We have several levels of membership available.

What do the Friends do?

  • Operate the Friends Bookstore (all proceeds are donated to the Library)

  • Sponsor the annual Summer Reading programs for children, teens and adults

  • Support Southern Voices (our annual celebration of writing, music and art)

  • Support National Library Week

  • Support Scifi/Fantasy Fest

  • Support Library Theatre events

  • Support art receptions

As a member, you can:

  • Make new friends!

  • Volunteer in organizing or staffing the Friends Bookstore

  • Pursue leadership opportunities within the Friends

  • Help plan and/or attend monthly meetings with interesting speakers

  • Feel proud of helping your library and community

Not ready to join? Please consider donating.