President: Susan "Summer" Adams

President Elect/VP: MaryCruz Morales

Secretary: Charles Kenerley

Treasurer: Denise Parker

Past President: Debra Sappington

Library System Director: Beatrice Saba

Kay Barboza

Alison Battenhorst

Margaret DeJesus

Justin Houck

Erin Kracht

Totten Looney

Sandy Lovering

Judy Luchak

Jeanne Mitchell

Mila Mogilevsky

Fatima Naeem

Donna Pohl

Elizabeth Pool

Sharron Rosedahl

Tina SanAngelo

Kirby Smith

Kate Thomas

Celina Vasquez

Officers and Board Members

Friends of the Library

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.

About Us

Mission

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. For access to our next meeting, please call the library administrative assistant at 979-209-5614.

Meeting Dates

August 9, 2022 special for book sale preparation

September 13, 2022
October 11, 2022
November 8, 2022

January 9, 2023

February 14, 2023

March 14, 2023

April 11, 2023

May 9, 2023

Board Meetings

FAQs


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 provided over $40,000 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 at the top of the page 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