Who Are We?

The Friends of the Nederland Library, Inc. was organized by individuals in trhe community 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.

How Do We Help?

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 cotton candy machine for Special Programs.

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.

BookPage -- Pick up a FREE copy of the magazine at the library. Published monthly, BookPage covers all types of books—from literary fiction, history and biography to popular genres like romance and myster. The book reviews, author interviews and special features are informative and accessible. The free issues are made available courtesy of the Friends of the Nederland Library, Inc.

Officers for 2020/2021

Vacant – President
Toby Ash -- Vice President
Alfred De La Rosa – Treasurer
Karen Miller --- Secretary
Rossie Coker – Membership Chair

2021/2022 Officers to Be Announced

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.

Be special - Become a friend of your library

Dues are:

$7.00 - Individual
$12.00 - Individual w/tote
$14.00 - Family

$30.00 - Business/Professional
$75.00 - Industry
$150.00 - Patron

Membership expiration date is February 28th of each year. Mail or bring membership application and check to:

Friends of the Nederland Library
2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, Texas  77627
Please call the library at (409) 722-1255 if you have any questions.

To become a member of the Friends of the Nederland Library print out the form below, fill it out, and mail it with your dues to the address posted above.


Please enroll me as a member of the





Membership check enclosed for $ ______________

I am a new member

I am renewing my membership


I am interested in serving on the following committees:

Book Sales




Special Events

On behalf of the Friends of the Nederland Library, we thank you for your donation, involvement, and support of the Marion& Ed Hughes Public Library.
2019/2020 Meetings

General membership meetings are held six-seven times a year and are usually scheduled for the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings for the upcoming year will be held on:

September 13, 2021
October 11, 2021
November 8, 2021
January 10, 2022
February 14, 2022
April 11, 2022
May 9, 2022

Officers may have called meetings to conduct additional business.

Ongoing Book Sale

The Friends have an ongoing book sale at the front of the library near the Checkout Desk.

Annual Book Sale

The Annual Book Sale is typically held in March during the week before the Nederland Heritage Festival.


5:30 - 8:30 pm

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

10:30 am - 1:30 pm