Friends of the Library
President: Summer Adams
President Elect/VP: Elizabeth Pool
Secretary: Linda Hinton
Treasurer: Denise Parker
Past President: Sharron Rosedahl
Library System Director: Dr. Larry Koeninger
Mary Fran Troy
The Friends of the Bryan + College Station Library System, a nonprofit organization founded in 1955 to promote the Public Library, encourages all citizens to use the many and varied services offered by the system.
Friends' programs heighten community awareness of the library's resources. Friends' gifts enrich the library's collections. Friends' development efforts build long-term library support.
The Friends Board meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. The Friends Board does not meet in December, June, July, or August. To find out the location of our next meeting, please call the library administrative assistant at 979-209-5614.
September 11, 2018
October 9, 2018
November 13, 2018
January 8, 2019
February 12, 2019
March 12, 2019
April 9, 2019
May 14, 2019
What do the Friends of the Library actually do? Our most glorious roles are sounding board, good friend, and program incubator. Our least glorious roles are book sorting and box carrying. The middle ground includes funding reading programs, grant-writing, social media, computer classes, capital improvements, staff appreciation, and many other activities.
What programs do you fund? Reading programs are a major, ongoing priority. In past years, the Friends have provided substantial projects for the Mounce, Ringer, and Carnegie libraries, including web resources such as One Click, TexShare, Ancestry, Overdrive and NewsBank (the Eagle). The Friends are providing over $18,000 towards the expansion of the Ringer Library.
What value do I receive as a member?
In addition to being the heroic benefactor to nearly half a million patrons, members get a few perks like first entrance to book sales, a newsletter, and notification of special events.
Are my membership fees and/or donations tax deductible? Yes!
How can I make a donation?
Thank you for considering a donation! You can click the "Donate" button located below to pay by debit/credit card or PayPal. No credit card? No problem! You can mail a check, payable to Friends of the Library, to:
Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 3184
Bryan, TX 77805