Thank you for visiting the  Forsyth County Public Library Friends and Advocates!


In 1995, a group of community supporters created the Friends and Advocates to be a support for the Forsyth County Public Library System located in Cumming, GA. The population within the county has soared during this time and now the Library system has 4 branches and a circulation of 2.5 million.


Financial Support:  The Friends and Advocates operates 3 bookstores inside the Cumming, Post Road, and Sharon Forks branches and sells thousands of books each year. The Group saves taxpayers money by offering some popular donated books back into the System’s circulation.  It also helps by selling books that are being removed from circulation that otherwise would be discarded.  In the last 6 years the Group has raised over $300,000. The stores are open during the library hours and is serviced by 100 volunteers weekly.   It also offers several PopUp (temporary stores) at local community events.

Advocacy:    The Friends and Advocates is a vocal supporter of the Library’s programs and initiatives.

Community Engagement:  In 2018, The Friends and Advocates joined in partnership with the Forsyth County Jail to promote literacy by donating many paperback books each month for those that are incarcerated.




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