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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 2018/2019
John Rabalais – President
Toby Ash -- Vice President
Alfred De La Rosa – Treasurer
Karen Miller --- Secretary
Rossie Coker – Membership Chair
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
$7.00 - Individual
$30.00 - Business/Professional
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
FRIENDS OF THE NEDERLAND LIBRARY
Membership check enclosed for $ ______________
I am a new member
I am renewing my membership
I am interested in serving on the following committees:
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 9, 2019 (Changed to September 23, 2019)
October 14, 20119
November 11, 2019
January 13, 2020
February 10, 2020
April 13, 2020
May 11, 2020
September 14, 2020
October 12, 2020
November 9, 2020
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.
Members Only Preview Night
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Open to Public
Tuesday - Friday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:30 am - 1:30 pm