Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library was organized by individuals who believe in the importance of books, reading, and libraries for people of all ages. They are interested in taking an active part in the improvement of the library and its resources. Members believe that any community is a better place in which to live if it supports its library.
Friends organizations help a public library to maintain and improve its services by supplementing library budgets with private funds and by providing volunteer work. The Friends primary revenue resources are membership fees and proceeds from book sales or other projects. Examples of our donations include:
Funding equipment and materials beyond the basics provided for in the regular budget. The most recent equipment purchase was the additional computers necessary to install the V-Link Integrated Public Access Solution from Veicon Technology, Inc. This is part of the library's move toward standardization of workstations connected to the Houston Area Library Automated Network.
Volunteering to assist the library staff with various projects and use special talents and interests to benefit the library.
Funding incentives for the summer reading programs, as well as other special programs held throughout the year.
As members, we are interested in promoting the facilities and services of the library, obtaining finances and programs of community interest and focusing public attention on the services, resources, and needs of the library. You will support the activities and functions of the library through the Friends fund-raising activities while enjoying the association of others who share an interest in books, libraries, and people. You may be as active as you choose. And remember, your membership is tax deductible. Simply fill out the application located at the check-out desk in the library or print this form and return it with your membership fee.
The Friends have an ongoing book sale at the front of the library near the Checkout Desk.
ANNUAL BOOK SALE
Bags are on sale at the library for $5.50 each.
Proceeds from the Friends Book Sale are used to fund Library programs
and other special projects that otherwise might not be possible.
General membership meetings are held six times a year and are usually scheduled for the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings for the upcoming year will be held on:
September 14, 2015
October 12, 2015
November 9, 2015
January 11, 2016
February 8, 2016
April 11, 2016 (If Friends opt to have annual meeting)
May 9, 2016
Officers may have called meetings to conduct additional business.
Officers for October 2013-September 2015
Ann Murphy – President
Toby Ash -- Vice President
Alfred De La Rosa – Treasurer
Dianne --- Secretary
Rossie Coker – Membership Chair
Jack Thornton – Publicity Chair