Sign up for the Friends of Southwest Public Libraries 2nd Annual “Pathway to Literacy” Virtual 5K and walk, run, or bike for a great cause! Last year’s inaugural virtual 5K fundraiser was a great success, and the Friends are excited to welcome you again.

This years virtual 5K will occur September 6-18, 2021. Run, bike, skate, or walk and complete at your own pace on your own schedule anytime during the two week period.

Register here online or pick up a registration form at the library.

Registration deadlines:

  • Registration for entries with T-shirt order ($40 per entry) open now through July 31, 2021
  • Registration for entries without T-shirt order ($30 per entry) open now through August 15, 2021

 Don't forget to share and tag your photos #PathwaytoLiteracy


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FOL logo transpThe Friends of Southwest Public Libraries is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports the mission of Southwest Public Libraries. The group conducts fundraising, volunteer work, public awareness efforts and literacy programs in the community on behalf of the library.

The Friends generate funds in support of the library primarily through the sale of donated books, magazines and other materials in the Friends of the Library (FOL) book sale. Donated materials can be dropped off at either SPL branch. The Friends also host several fundraisers throughout the year to sponsor various initiatives, including the library's popular Summer Reading Club.

Connect with the Friends through their website or Facebook page.

Library Hours

Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon-Thu      9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri, Sat 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM


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