Let’s be Friends! Join Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library

The Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library is actively seeking new members and we are hoping you will become our next “friend”!  The Friends’ mission is to promote, support, and encourage the services and interests of the Library. The group strives to build a strong relationship between the Library and members of the Meredith community, as well as the communities that surround Meredith’s campus.

We accomplish this by financially supporting library special projects which improve the learning experience for students, faculty, and staff and by hosting regular events with prominent authors and speakers. Some of our recent speakers have included professor and novelist, Philip Gerard and the food editor for The News & Observer, Debbie Moose. Through our partnership with Quail Ridge Books, we have co-sponsored events with Erik Larsen, Ann Patchett, Jodi Picoult, and many, many more!

By becoming a member of the Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library, you ensure that the Library can provide the best services to both current and future Meredith students. The Friends recently funded the purchase of a new graphic novel collection as a part of the Library trending reads section and the upgrade of one of the library’s group study rooms. Both of these projects, and the many others that the Friends have supported, greatly impact the library experience of our students!

In addition to aiding our students, you get to enjoy the many benefits of becoming a member. Normally benefits include: invitations to Friends’ events twice a year, reduced fees for Friends’ events, and borrowing privileges at the College Library. Though we are unable to gather together currently due to COVID-19, we have many virtual events planned and are actively sharing other resources and programming with our members through our newsletter. Please consider joining today, knowing you will be contributing to the growth and vitality of Meredith.

For more information and to start your membership, please visit

Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library Spring Events

Friends of Carlyle Campbell Library are pleased to offer two upcoming events. Make plans to join us!

How It Started / How It’s Going: A Poetry Reading by Todd Colby, Joanna Penn Cooper, Jessica Q. Stark, and Julia Story
March 30, 2021 – 7 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Meredith College English Department with support of the Mary Lynch Johnson Endowment

On March 30, we will be joined on Zoom by four esteemed poets:  Todd Colby, Joanna Penn Cooper, Jessica Q. Stark, and Julia Story. In addition to an engaging poetry reading, the authors will share their experience with poetic and cultural legacies and how this influences their work. Learn more about this event

Please register in advance for this FREE webinar

The One Minute Meeting: An Interview with Dr. Mary Hemphill-Joseph
April 1, 2021 – 6 p.m.
Sponsored by the Carlyle Campbell Library and the Department of Education

Dr. Mary Hemphill-Joseph, author of The One-Minute Meeting: Creating Student Stakeholders in Schools, will share insight on how to inspire school and district leaders to fully engage with and empower their students. Hemphill-Joseph is a 2005 graduate of Meredith. Learn more about this event

Please register in advance for this FREE webinar

Melyssa Allen

News Director
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