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Friends of the Library

A guide for the current and future members of the Friends of the Everett Library.

Latest News

Celebrating 50 years of FOL            

Join FOL as we host bestselling author,
Kimmery Martin
as she launches her latest book,
Doctors and Friends

November 9th, 7pm - 8:30pm, Gambrell Center at Queens University

There is no charge for this event, but please register to let us know you are coming.
Click here to register to attend in-person AND virtually.



Friends of the Library 

We're back with the tradition of our annual
Holiday Snack Sale
with all proceeds to benefit Everett Library.
 This year we've expanded our selection of
Hubs Nuts.  

(Wondering about Shortbread?  Due to a supply issue with our producer we are unable to include shortbread in our sale.) 
Click here for product and ordering information. 


COVID Precautions
The FOL and Queens are following all current city and state COVID protocols.  While we are looking forward to hosting in-person events this year, we recognize that a virtual option would be welcome by some of our members.  We are currently working on plans to offer live streaming for our author events this year.   

More information about this to come.

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A word from FOL President Sherard Anne Gates

Dear Friends,

I hope this note finds you and your family well and that you share in the hope that we find ourselves emerging – or at least beginning to emerge -- from what has sometimes felt like a truly altered state of existence. What strange years 2020 and 2021 have been so far!

As we enter the new school year, we find ourselves getting back to normal around Queens.  We are planning our Kick-Off Reception and eagerly anticipating our Shortbread Sale and Holiday Books & Coffee.

Out of an abundance of caution and because we are adapting to Covid safety protocols, we will continue to have some meetings and/or events either completely virtual or possibly with a virtual option in the event that someone prefers to “attend” that way.  But we HAVE set dates for this year’s events and have them listed below.  Make sure to follow FOL on our social media platforms Instagram and Facebook.

We had many successful and well-attended author presentations during our “virtual year” and the recorded talks are available in the “events” section of our website.  We will continue to update with any future talks that are captured or recorded as well.

We are beginning a new membership campaign and hope that all of our loyal members will rejoin for the new year and possibly even consider joining at a higher level of commitment. Exciting plans are underway to celebrate our 50+ years of FOL – we hope to see you at ALL of these fun events.

So CHEERS to the 2021-2022 year of Friends! 

Sherard Anne Gates
Friends of the Library
Queens University of Charlotte

Officers and Executive Committee

2020-2021 Officers



Sherard Anne Gates

Vice President

Jennie Cook-Harper


Sharon Lacy


Cookie Parnell

Asst. Treasurer

Audean Godehn

Executive Committee


Book & Author Chair

Jennie Cook-Harper

Book & Author Co-Chair

Amy Colaco

Author Search Chair

Cathy Bortz

Author Search Co-Chair

Joyce Gray

Membership Co-Chair

Julie Thomas and Phyllis Mahoney

Shortbread Chairs

Kathy-Line Kelly and Sylvia Wood

Shortbread Co-Chair

Tonya Flippin

Long Range Planning Chair

Cookie Parnell

Past President Nominating

Sheila Bennett


FOL Photos