Birdies Fore Books! – October 4 & 5, 2019


The Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation will be hosting Birdies Fore Books on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 & SATURDAY 5, 2019, turning the Library into a MINI-GOLF COURSE!

ON FRIDAY night, we are having a GROWN-UPS ONLY PARTY (for those 21+), with beer & wine, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and unlimited mini-golf.  There will be a silent auction with wine, art, gifts, restaurant gift cards and more!  You can buy your discount advance tickets HERE.  Tickets also available at the door! Read more ...

The Library Foundation is Going Beyond the Walls


Pictured (Left to Right): Hollie Rose-Galli (Executive Director of CHPLF); Mayor Pam Hemminger (Town of Chapel Hill); George Cianciolo (Town Council & Liaison to CHPLF); Andy Gunning (Board President of CHPLF); Susan Brown (Director of CHPL)

The CHPL Foundation was honored to present a gift of $150,000 to the Town of Chapel Hill Public Library for improvements to the patio area.

Mayor Pam Hemminger, George Cianciolo, and Susan Brown received the check from Andy Gunning and Hollie Rose-Galli at the Town Council Business Meeting on February 13, 2017. This gift was made possible by the Cornelia Spencer Love Trust, a fund managed by the Library Foundation since 1999.

Andy Gunning, Board President, states, “CHPLF is excited to be partnering with the library to improve the outdoor patio space. We believe that these improvements will encourage people to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor space that is a part of our library. It’s exciting to see the library expand beyond the walls. The Foundation looks forward to working with the community to fund future library initiatives.” Read more ...

OTTO — the “Bookie Monster”


To help meet the ever-increasing demands placed on your Library, the Foundation partnered with the Town to purchase an  Automated  Materials  Handler .    It uses  technology  to check-in and sort materials and allow staff more face-to-face time with you, our patrons. This handler was named “Otto: The Bookie Monster” and was unveiled on October 30th.

The Foundation will be “feeding” Otto $25K  per quarter for two years, but his lifespan is expected to be 20+ years… a great  investment! Read more ...

Town Survey: Library provides most appreciated services!

The results are in from a recent survey that the Town of Chapel Hill conducted!  Residents were surveyed about their level of satisfaction with Town services.

Eighty-five percent of the residents were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with the overall quality of services provided by the Town of Chapel Hill — significantly higher than the national average of 56 percent.

And the Town service that had the highest level of satisfaction was the Chapel Hill Public Library, … with a satisfaction rating of 94 percent! Read more ...

POSTPONED — “The Terrorist Whisperer” – Meet the Author


The Carolina Club and the Chapel Hill Library Foundation presents:

Watch the video about this remarkable story!

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  Please check back for updates.  All ticketholders will be refunded.

Wednesday, November 4
6—8 p.m. Discussion and Book Signing
8—9 p.m. Reception with the Author

$20 General Public
$15 Carolina Club and Chapel Hill Library Foundation Members
$10 for UNC Students

The Carolina Club
Stadium Drive at Ridge Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Map)

You can purchase your tickets securely ONLINE here: 

For more information, please contact Hollie Rose-Galli at 919-969-2043 or Read more ...

Hollie Rose-Galli is the new Executive Director


We are pleased to announce that Hollie Rose-Galli has joined the Foundation as its new Executive Director.  Hollie brings over 20 years of experience in developing non-profit organizations and the community.

She has been the Executive Director for other non-profits, as well as a Dean of Students.  We look forward to the dynamism and ideas she brings to the position.

Teacher’s Night Out – with John Claude Bemis

John Claude Bemis

The Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation invites you to Teacher’s Night Out. Meet Piedmont Laureate 2013 John Claude Bemis at a special literary event!

 “John Claude Bemis Reads to Teachers”

 Wednesday, December 11. 2013

5:00 – 6:30 PM

Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill 27514

 There will be an Author Reception: 5:00 – 5:30 PM.  Refreshments will be served.  The program is 5:30 – 6:30 PM.

 This event is sponsored by Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation, in partnership with Orange County Arts Commission, Chapel Hill Public Library and Flyleaf Books. Read more ...

New Handcrafted Picnic Table for Youth Services

Library's new picnic table

The Foundation’s Board of Directors celebrating the new picnic table.

The Chapel Hill Public Library’s Youth Services area now has a beautiful new handcrafted picnic table, donated by the Chapel Hill Woodturners Club.  A special thanks to Frank Penta for bringing this about.

“To Have and Have Another” – A Cocktail Event


In partnership with the Foundation, The Crunkleton presents an evening of drinks, socializing, and exploring Hemingway. Join us as we welcome author Philip Greene to Chapel Hill!

Philip will guide us through the drinks and social quirks of the legendary Ernest Hemingway.

This complimentary gathering is the first in a series of events joining The Crunkleton and Susan Brown, Executive Director of the Chapel Hill Public Library.  We look forward to seeing you all and having a great time.

Admission is FREE, with the first 40 guests receiving a copy of the book for Philip to personalize. Read more ...

“Our Living Library” Event on Sunday, April 28


The Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation invites you
to experience an evening of “after hours”
exploration, imagination & celebration …

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 6PM – 8PM
at the new Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive in Pritchard Park, Chapel Hill, NC

Join Us for:
Personal Library Tours
Paperhand Puppets
Surprise Highlights around each corner
Music by Southern Routes Trio
Freddie Kiger, Master of Ceremony
Wine, beer, and passed hors d’oeuvres Reception Read more ...

Summer Reading Program Celebration

Mark Bayles (Library’s Asst. Director), Judith Jobamarnadh, Sarah Moses, Susan Moses, Melissa Cain (Foundation’s Exec. Director), Charles Larson, Charlotte Larson, Chelsea Larson

August 10 marked the end of Chapel Hill Public Library’s Summer Reading Program and  their Kindle Giveaway event celebration.  The CHPL Foundation had donated three Kindle Touch e-readers to the reading programs.

Three Kindle Touch devices were awarded to the grand prize winners of the Library’s Summer Reading programs, one to each of the three programs (for children, teens and for young adults).

The family concert featuring “kindie rock” band Lunch Money (sponsored by Friends of the Library) was a great way to celebrate over 23,500 hours of reading by the 1,308 participants in the Library’s Summer Reading Program. Read more ...

Library Expansion is On Time and On Budget!

The Chapel Hill library expansion project is on schedule and on budget! Barring any major weather or supply delays, the construction should stay on schedule.  It’s now about halfway through, and still on track for the library to move in the Spring of 2013.

Construction began last year, and the library has its temporary home at University Mall.  Having a presence in the Mall has expanded the knowledge of the library for the people who live in our community.

The shell of the library is nearly complete — it’s easy to imagine what the new building will look like! Read more ...

Summer Reading & Kindle Prizes

Reading stays hot at the library with a summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults.  Each group has it’s own set of rules, participants read independently and keep track of their hours online (for kids and teens) or submit reviews (adults).

And now reading program participants have a chance at winning one of three grand prizes!  The Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation has donated three Kindle Touch e-readers for one lucky participant from each age group.  The winner will be selected from a random drawing of readers who have reached his or her reading goals. Read more ...