The purpose of the Friends of the Friendswood Public Library is to support the Library’s mission and vision to engage, educate, entertain, and empower the community. Through our sponsorship and funding of programs, cultural events, and other library services, we aim to promote public awareness of our Library resources, achievements, and needs. The Friends of the Library is a 501c3 charitable organization.
Be a Friend
Not only do Friends receive priority access to the Library Book Sale, we get to support a variety of Library initiatives. Monies raised by the Friends through memberships, donations, book sales, and fundraising support Library non-budgeted Children’s, Youth, and Adult Programs along with operations.
The Friends support the following (and more):
Events: Astro’s Orbit Day, Splash Pad Story Time, 4th of July Craft Party, Book Sales
Programs: Summer Reading Club, Guest Speakers, Movie Night
Prizes: Poetry Contest, Library Week
Library Staff Development & Celebrations
Operations: Meeting Rooms, Library Equipment, Holiday Decorations
Friends of the Library accept members year-round! Dues are paid annually. The following are the available membership categories:
Corporate Sponsor: $500
Business Patron: $250
Library Patron: $100
Sustaining Member: $50
Contributing Member: $25
Family Member: $20
Individual Member: $10
Meetings & Events
Friends are encouraged to attend and volunteer at Library programs and events. The Friends meet at the Library the first Tuesday of each month at which time updates are provided by the Friends President, Library Director, and other leadership. During the meeting, Friends make decisions regarding sponsorship of Library events and distribution of funds.