The Friends are currently NOT accepting donations at this time. May 2024

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 2023 - 2024

PresidentCathy Storch
First Vice PresidentNabella Shunnarah
Second Vice PresidentMike Reed
TreasurerRoberta Atkinson
Recording SecretaryTheresa Reed
Corresponding SecretaryDebbie Fick

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?

  • Hold regular book sales

  • Host monthly events and lectures on interesting topics

  • 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 Library Theatre events

  • Support art receptions

As a member, you can:

  • Make new friends!

  • Volunteer in organizing or staffing a book sale

  • 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.