Friends of Gympie Regional Libraries

The Friends of Gympie Regional Libraries Inc (FOLs) give valued support to the libraries and the community. Formed in July 1979, the FOL group is the oldest, active group in Queensland. 

The Friends of Gympie Regional Libraries aim to:

  • provide practical volunteer assistance in maintaining and extending library services
  • contribute to the ongoing improvement of library services and to the purchase of additional resources by securing external funding
  • encourage and accept donations of books, manuscripts, money and items that can enrich and diversify our library collection.


Services and activities

Home library service
The FOLs select, deliver and return library items for people who are not able to visit a library.  This service is a major activity for the FOLs.

Local history collection
The FOLs assist with the steady stream of local, interstate and international local history queries.

Library promotions
The FOLs provide volunteer support for the organisation and running of a wide range of library activities including book launches, displays, morning teas, Heritage Week, and Gold Rush. FOL members are encouraged to participate in these events to raise the profile of the libraries and to have fun with friends. 



The FOLs welcome new members. If you have a love for the library, and a desire to help community members benefit from the library service, consider joining the group. To apply, please complete and return the FOL membership application form. Members pay a small subscription fee of $3 per year.


Related information

Home library service

Local history collection