Who are the Friends of the Chapin Memorial Library?

The Friends of the Chapin Memorial Library are a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization established in January 1987. The Friends consist of concerned citizens who share the belief that a strong public library is an essential intellectual, cultural, educational, and recreational resource in the community. The Friends actively support Chapin Memorial Library by:

  • Sponsoring activities that enhance the cultural and academic life of the surrounding community
  • Providing general financial support from the library by encouraging gifts, sponsorships, fundraising activities, and promoting special projects
  • Creating awareness of specific needs and resources of the library.
What do the Friends do?
  • Purchase special materials for the library beyond the library's annual operating budget
  • Award a local high school senior the "Shirley W. Boone Scholarship" for higher education
  • Support year-round programming at the library
  • Sponsor community programs that feature novelists, musicians and performers
  • Offer exclusive events to Friends members.


Ways to get involved...
  • Create exciting fundraising events
  • Support library programs
  • Sponsor innovative projects
  • Be a library advocate
  • Become a Friend volunteer
  • Serve on the Friends Board


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Friends of the Chapin Memorial Library
400 14th Ave N
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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