Paula Poundstone explains why she joined a Friends of the Library group

Through meetings, fundraisers and promotions, our goals are to:

  • Focus attention on the library
  • Stimulate use of the library's resources and services
  • Support and cooperate with the library in developing services and facilities for the community
  • Sponsor and stimulate volunteer services to the library
  • Support the freedom to read 

Simply fill out the Membership Form and return with your small fee. 

  Check back frequently for updates, meeting times, and volunteer opportunities.

The Elkins Bookhounds are a registered Friends of the Library organization.  Our Mission is to be a group of citizens who promote understanding of the library, its programs, its resources and its needs.  Meeting monthly, we gather to support the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library in its goals, providing volunteer assistance, books, materials and financial help when needed.  

Why Join?

Annual Spring Book Sale

Who We Are

How to Become a Bookhound

Our  Annual Booksale, planned for May of each year  takes place at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library.  This event is our major fundraiser and allows us to support the library's mission throughout the year.  Help is appreciated in the form of staffing, setup, teardown and of course, book donations.  

Good friends, good books, a sleepy conscience...that is the ideal life. ~ Mark Twain

Experience Your Library Today!


What We Do

Elkins-Randolph County Public Library

The 2018 Annual Spring Book Sale raised OVER $1,500!

When We Meet

Meetings are open to the public and held at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library once per month, more when necessary.

Next: Tuesday, Sept 11, 2018 

5:30 p.m. at the Appalachian Bistro (1863) King Room

Bookhounds - A Library's Best Friend