What We Do

Shop at Second Chances


Covid distancing practices will be in place, masks are mandatory! The books are free; donations will be accepted (cash w/no change, or check). We are accepting book donations at this time. The books can be dropped off during bookstore hours, or placed in the box by our door if we are closed. 

Second Chances Used Bookstore (formerly The Book Cottage) is located in the second classroom across the hall from the Library double doors (directions). We offer used books, with suggested donations as little as 50ยข each! To volunteer at Second Chances contact us at fowcpl+secondchances@gmail.com.

Hours (unless library is closed)

Wednesday: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday starting April 3rd: 9:00-11:00

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, August 4, 2021
Board Meeting Summary, May 5, 2021
Board Meeting Summary, February 3, 2021
Annual Membership Meeting Summary, January 26, 2021
Board Meeting Summary, December 2, 2020            
Board Meeting Summary, November 6, 2020
Board Meeting Summary, September 2, 2020
For older meeting information, contact the Secretary

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

Budget, 2021 Adopted

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