Upcoming Events


Award winning author, Jeffery Deaver, will speak at the Annual Banquet. 
This event will be held in conjunction with Friends of Hackney Library at Barton College.

The author of over thirty novels, three
collections of short stories and a
nonfiction law book, he’s received
been shortlisted for a number of
awards around the world.

Deaver has been nominated for seven
Edgar Awards from
the Mystery Writers
of America, an Anthony Award and
Gumshoe Award. He was recently
shortlisted for the
ITV3 Crime Thriller
Award for Best International Author.

Book signing at 6:00 p.m.

Program at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner at 7:15 p.m.


Tickets are $30 for members
and $35 for non-members.

This event will be held in
Hardy Alumni Hall on the
Barton College campus.





Unless otherwise noted, all
programs will be held in the
Assembly Room of the Main
Library at 7:00 PM.  All programs
are open to the public and free of charge.





Welcome Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Wilson County Public Library is a public charity organization which promotes the use of the library.  Members raise money for a variety of library-related programs and needs which are not met through traditional county government funding.  For example, the Friends installed an excellent sound system in the large assembly room at the main library.  This room is in constant use by the library for its programs and also serves as a meeting space for various civic and community groups.
Upcoming Events



October 6, 2015, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.

An Evening with Jeffery Deaver, Award winning author.
This is our Annual Banquet. For this event we are joining the
Friends of the Hackney Library at Barton College.  Book Signing
will be at 6:00 p.m.  The program featuring Mr. Deaver will begin
at 6:30 p.m.  Dinner will be at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets are required for this event and are $35.00 per person.
Members of the Friends of Hackney Library and Friends of the
Wilson County Public Library tickets are $30.00 per person.

This program will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton
College campus.




Programs for Teens and Children

There are many fine programs for teenagers and children
that are sponsored by the library.  For details about those programs, please go to the library's web page.  Click on
the link below.


Visit the library's new web site by clicking on this link:

Visit the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library Facebook
page by clicking on this link:

Friends Book Tote
fol_tote_bag_72_.jpg Need a hand carrying those books? Friends’ book bags are for sale at the front desk of the main library and at all branch libraries for only $5. These handy mesh tote bags display the Friends’ logo and have sturdy handles for all types of heavy lifting!

Friends of the Library Membership Drive

The Friends of the Wilson County Public Library invite you join us in supporting our fine library. Your support is needed to help enhance library services.. You may join for as little as $5.00. Of course you may pay more if you wish. To see the various membership levels and to print out a membership enrollment form, click on the Membership tab at the top of the page. Your membership will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Announcement from the Library Director

Borrowing privileges at Hackney Library/Barton College are available to community patrons 16 and older in good standing in the Wilson County Public Library System. Obtain a form for membership at either the Wilson County Public Library or Hackney Library/Barton College. 

Memory and Honor

Have you lost a loved one whom you would like to memorialize?  Would you
like to honor someone of outstanding character who
has influenced your life? Then please consider making a contribution to the Friends of the Wilson
Public Library
in their memory or honor.  You may make an open contribution that can be used for any purpose in supporting the library.  Or you may designate that your gift be used for a specific purpose. The Friends of the Wilson County Public Library is a non-profit organization and your gifts are fully tax-deductible.  

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