Friends of the Library


About Us

Board Meetings

President: Summer Adams

President Elect/VP: Elizabeth Pool

Secretary: Linda Hinton

Treasurer: Denise Parker

Past President: Sharron Rosedahl

Library System Director: Dr. Larry Koeninger

Judy Childs

Anita Foley

Chet Harris

Charles Kenerley

Ann Klaus

Erin Kracht

Christine Lipsmeyer

Totten Looney

Carol Maxson

Jeanne Mitchell

Mila Mogilevsky

Anne Orrell

Donna Pohl

Celina Vasquez

Deb Sappington

Kirby Smith

Kate Thomas

Shirley Thornton

Mary Fran Troy

Pat Vinson

Officers and Board Members

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.

Meeting Dates

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