Friends of the Library

Friends of the Casey County Public Library

What do the Friends of the Library do?

The Friends of the Library offer support in the form of assistance and/or funding in order to further the goals of the public library, including working at book sales and other fundraisers, purchasing new books and program materials, providing speakers, marketing, plus general support of library staff and events.

In short, the Friends are responsible for:

  • Supporting large library programs and initiatives financially.
  • Running Shirley’s Place bookstore behind the library.
  • General fundraising in support of library programs and events.
  • Raising awareness in the community of library services and programs.
  • Volunteering to assist in library functions.

Friends of the Library Bookstore

Shirley’s Place, the Friends book store, is the beige building located behind the library. Proceeds from the sale of books at Shirley’s Place go directly towards supporting your Casey County Public Library.

Hours of operation:
Second Tuesday of each month from 12pm-4pm
Last Saturday from 10am-2pm

Books and movies are just $0.25 each for members ($1 each for non-members). Membership is $5 per year. Stop by and pick up some great deals on books, while supporting your local library.

Support Your Friends of the Library

Become a member

Membership dues are only $5.00 per person per year. Members receive a steep discount on books and other items. We may have occasional membership gifts which may be purchased at cost in addition to the membership fee, such as T-shirts, bags, etc.

Sign up to volunteer

The Friends are always seeking eager volunteers to help with events. To get your name added to the list, send a message to along with your name, contact information, and what days you’re available to volunteer.

Support us with Amazon Smile.

If you order items online from Amazon, you can help support the library at no extra cost by using Amazon Smile. Sign up and a portion of every purchase you make will be donated to the Friends of the Library, a group that provides funding to the library for special purchases, programs, materials for kids, and more. It’s super easy to set up!

How to choose the Friends of the Casey County Public Library as your nonprofit:

1. Go to

2. In the top right, hover over Account & Lists and click on Account.

3. Scroll down to the “Other programs” heading and click “Change your AmazonSmile charity”

4. Put in “Friends of the Library Casey County Kentucky” where it says pick your own and click Search.

5. Click the yellow Select button

After that, every time you make a purchase, make sure to go to instead of the regular Amazon site. You can even bookmark this for added ease! Then, every time you shop, you’ll be supporting your local library at the same time.


If you would like more information about being a Friend of the Casey County Public Library, please stop by the library or email us at

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