Friends of the Norris Library have created the Norris Library Foundation as a 501(c)3 organization. The Foundation conducts various fundraisers to purchase books and make other improvements to the Library. Some of the recent improvements made to the library with funds raised by the foundation are new lighting, a new circulation desk, new cabinetry for audio-visuals, and additional shelving.
An annual book sale is usually held early in October and there is an ongoing book sale inside the library. Donations of books for the sale are always welcome.
In 2003, the Foundation established the 21st Century Fund to finance future capital improvements. Members of the Norris family toured the library building and attended a reception in their honor in 2006.
If you would like to added to the mailing list to receive the Foundation's quarterly newsletter, please call the library at 828-287-4981 or submit this online request.
You may choose to receive a print copy of the newsletter in the mail or an electronic copy delivered to your email.
The Foundation welcomes volunteers to help with the book sale and other events.
Contact the Foundation through the Library staff at 828-287-4981.