Who We Are2018-08-31T18:10:40+00:00

About the Friends of the Carson City Library

The Carson City Library opened its doors in June 1966. Since then, the Friends of the Carson City Library has given its support to many library projects and much-needed acquisitions.

Browsers Corner Book Store is the major fundraising mechanism for the Friends, which donates all net proceeds to the library.

Funds are used to pay for programs such as Summer Learning and National Library Week activities. Friends also supplies much of the library’s book and e-book collection as well as helps update software and new computers.

The mission of the Friends of the Carson City Library is to support and promote the purposes and activities of the library and its community.

“I believe a library is a very important part of any community. It’s probably the only place in town that’s absolutely open to everybody.” — Phyllis Patton, president of the Friends of the Carson City Library

Our History

Since its formation, Friends has provided a tremendous level of support to your community library.

Thanks to the founding Friends’ substantial support, in the form of time and talent, the Carson City Library opened its doors in June 1966. In no way did that event mark the end of the Friends’ support of our community’s core services.

Joining Friends gives you the opportunity to make a direct contribution to maintaining and expanding our library; as a valuable community asset, it has always provided education, enjoyment and enlightenment for current and future Carson City generations.