What We Do

Shop at Second Chances


As COVID conditions continue to evolve, please check the signs at the entrance to Second Chances for our social distancing and mask requirements.  
Second Chances Used Bookstore (formerly The Book Cottage) is located in the second classroom from the entrance, across the hall from the Library double doors (directions). We offer free used books although donations will gladly be accepted (cash w/no change, or check to FOWCPL). Book donations can be dropped off during bookstore hours, or placed in the box by our door if we are closed. We do not accept magazines. Sometimes we get more books than we can handle of specific genres, so please check the notice by the box before leaving your books. To volunteer at Second Chances contact us at fowcpl+secondchances@gmail.com.

Hours (unless library is closed)

Monday: 1:30 pm -3 :30 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am -1:30 pm
Wednesday: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday: 1:30pm - 3:30 pm

Join or Renew


We appreciate your support!

In addition to accepting general donations, the Friends of Western Carteret Public Library also offer you a permanent and meaningful way to honor or memorialize loved ones and friends. All gifts will be acknowledged in the Book of Donors, and gifts of $100 or more will be acknowledged on the appropriate plaque in the library. No donation is too small to be appreciated!
  •     $1000 (Gold plaque)
  •     $500 (Silver plaque)
  •     $250 (Bronze plaque)
  •     $100 (Memorial plaque, if in honor or in memory of)

"Donate Now" to fill out donation form and see online or by check payment options. 



Board Meeting Summary, November 2, 2022
Annual Membership Meeting Summary, December 13, 2022
For older meeting information, contact the Secretary

By-Laws, Adopted January 26, 2021
(see what changed from previous version here)

Budget, 2023 Adopted

Annual Member Meeting (open to all)

2nd Tuesday in December, at the library
Next Meeting:  December 12, 2023, 6:30 pm

Find Us

Friends of WCPL (Mailing Address)
722 Cedar Point Blvd #139
Cedar Point, NC 28584

Western Carteret Public Library (website) (directions)
(location of Second Chances Used Bookstore)

230 Taylor Notion Rd.
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

Friends of Western Carteret Public Library