About the Friends of the Library

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The Friends is a volunteer group providing support to the Abilene Public Library. Memberships are available to join one of the most active and supportive Friends groups around. The Friends work alongside library staff to help make our system the best it can be through fundraisers, funding library materials & equipment for the library, offering volunteer opportunities, and more.

Questions: Email FriendsOfTheAbileneLibrary@gmail.comAlso Follow Us On Facebook!

Donation Schedule

Make Book Donations to the Friends

The Friends accept donations for the annual Book Sale throughout the year. Here's some general information to consider when donating!

  • Please bring your donations to the Main Library (202 Cedar St.) following the schedule posted on the graphic to the left.
  • When you arrive, please park in the alley next to a set of double doors. Ring the doorbell and someone will come to assist you. Please Note: We may be working on a different floor, so give us a minute or two to answer the doorbell.
  • If making a bulk donation, please email us and someone from the board will schedule a time for you to drop off your donations. This helps to ensure we have enough volunteers on hand to assist you.

Make a Donation

Become a Member

Help support your Abilene Public library by making a donation to the Friends of the Library.
Fill out a Membership Form and mail in with your payment to the Abilene Public Library, in care of the Friends of the Library at 202 Cedar St., Abilene, TX 79601.

You may also join online, using the option below. If you do so we ask that you also submit a Membership Information form before or after paying online. Your online registration will not be complete without it.
   
 
Membership Levels
 

Friends’ Membership Levels

MEMBERSHIP LEVEL AMOUNTBENEFITS OF EACH LEVEL
Individual Friend$20.00Admission to Preview Sale (Book Sale); Newsletters
Family Friends$30.00 Admission to Preview Sale (Book Sale); Newsletters
Caring Friend$60.00Admission to Preview Sale (Book Sale); Newsletters; $10 gift certificate to Texas Star Trading Co.
Generous Friend$100.00Admission to Preview Sale (Book Sale); Newsletters; $10 gift certificate to Texas Star Trading Co.
Noble Friends$250.00Admission to Preview Sale (Book Sale); Newsletters; $10 gift certificate to Texas Star Trading Co.; Recognition in Lobby
Lifetime Friends$500.00Admission to Preview Sale (Book Sale); Newsletters; $10 gift certificate to Texas Star Trading Co.; Recognition in Lobby
BUSINESS MEMBERSHIPAMOUNTBENEFITS OF EACH LEVEL
Bronze$100.00Admission to Preview Sale (Book Sale); Newsletters; $10 gift certificate to Texas Star Trading Co.; Recognition in Lobby; FOL Window Decal to Display
Silver$250.00Admission to Preview Sale (Book Sale); Newsletters; $10 gift certificate to Texas Star Trading Co.; Recognition in Lobby; FOL Window Decal to Display
Gold$500.00Admission to Preview Sale (Book Sale); Newsletters; $10 gift certificate to Texas Star Trading Co.; Recognition in Lobby; FOL Window Decal to Display
PlatinumOver $500.00Admission to Preview Sale (Book Sale); Newsletters; $10 gift certificate to Texas Star Trading Co.; Recognition in Lobby; FOL Window Decal to Display

2022 Friends of the Library Board Members

Mary K. Huff
President
Kaitlin AmmermanRene McAdenCheryl Sawyers
Tiffany Lamb
Past President
Fred BaileyTom McAlisterSheila Scevers
Becky Crowe
President Elect
Justin CroweSuzanne MelbourneCameron Sikes
Sherri McAuliffe
Secretary
Kathy CurtisJeannie OldhamAndreelyn Stephens
Brooklyn Rendall
Treasurer
Terry GrosvenorKregg PiersonTerry Spence Young
Colette McCloskey
Membership
Roxanne KlumpJim Pizzorno*Julee Hatton
Library Director

Martha Magee
Book Sale Chair
Eric Jaron MalletDennis Regan

*Designates Ex Officio Members