Upcoming Events


September 18, 7:00 p.m.


October 13, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Jim Clark of Barton College will
lead a discussion of Wiley Cash's book,
a land more kind than home. 

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


September 9th, Tuesday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friends of the Wilson County Public Library and Friends of Hackney
Library/Barton College are partnering to sponsor celebrations of the
2014 Wilson reads novel, A Land More Kind Than Home,  by
Wiley Cash. Open house at Hackney Library/ Barton College on
Tuesday,  September 9,  4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. will feature a book signing with Wiley Cash, door prizes, and refreshments. Signing by
the author with books for purchase will be 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Drawings for prizes will be at 5:30 p.m.

Wilson Reads programs are free and open to the community. 
Please attend and bring a Friend—or two! 

September 18th 7:00 p.m. 

Angela Belcher Epps reads from her novella, SALT IN THE SUGAR
, at the Wilson County Public Library, Thursday, September 18,
2014 at 7:00 p.m. 

David Halperin applauds the novella as “An appealing absorbing tale of
abandonment as it reverberates through generations and branches of a
working-class American family. Deftly Epps brings us inside one vivid,
fascinating character after another.  You'll care about these people; you won't want their story to end. 
Please use the Jackson St. entrance.

October 13th, Monday 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Jim Clark of Barton College will lead a discussion of Wiley Cash's book, a land more kind than home, at the Wilson County Public Library, 7:00 p.m.  Dessert will be served.  Please use the Jackson St. Entrance. 



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:

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.

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