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About FOSL

The Friends of Smyrna Library (FOSL) is an independent, non-profit, volunteer organization that supports the Smyrna Public Library through fund raising events and volunteer activities. FOSL is a member of the Friends of Libraries USA organization and is one of the most active Friends chapters in Georgia. Our cash donations and volunteer support provide important enhancements to the library such as:

  • Annual Frozen Yogurt SocialOur Mascot - Myrna the Frog
  • Art & Display Gallery Exhibits
  • Author Appearances & Book Signings
  • Book and eBook Donations
  • Bookstore in Library Lobby
  • Cash Donations to Expand Library Programs
  • Children's Special Events
  • First Sunday Lecture Series
  • FOSL-Sponsored Special Events
  • Inkjet Cartridge Recycling Program
  • Movie DVD Donations
  • Reading Programs for Children, Teens and Adults
  • Recognition for Staff and Volunteers
  • Smyrna Reading Group
  • Spring & Fall Jonquil Festival Book Sales
  • Supplies Donations
  • Technology Donations

Our Officers and Board of Directors were elected to two-year terms in April, 2016. Feel free to send them an e-mail by clicking on their name.

Charlie Stannard, President
Marvin Patterson, Vice President
Geegee Walters, Treasurer
Anne Borders-Patterson, Secretary

Board of Directors
Louisa Cohn, Art & Display Galleries
Jeff Jones, FOSL Websites & Social Media, Jonquil Festival Book Sales
Shaun Martin, Children's Programs
William Marchione, First Sunday Lecture Series, Historia

On Hiatus: Debbie Battiste and Phil Brooks

** Available Board of Director Volunteer Job Openings - Apply Today **

Mailing Address
Friends of Smyrna Library

100 Village Green Circle
Smyrna, GA 30080

FOSL makes it possible for the Smyrna Public Library to provide extra services to the community that would otherwise not be offered. Membership is open to all for an annual tax-deductible contribution.

Our by-laws state that we are to:

  • Sponsor and promote activities, events, projects, etc., which will encourage members and the general public to use and support the library.
  • Foster closer relations between the library and the citizens.
  • Promote knowledge of the functions, resources and needs of the library.
  • Cooperate with the library staff and city officials in the development of superior resources, facilities and programs of the library.

The Friends of Smyrna Library
held their first organizational meeting
April 5, 1990. Charter board members
elected on June 19, 1990 were:   

  • Barbara Bixby
  • Janet Cook
  • Diana Duell
  • Claudia Eisenburg
  • Donna Huemann
  • Corrine Schulzke
  • Liz Snow
  • Tim Vaughan


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