Livingston Municipal Library

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Becoming a Friend

Who are the Friends of the Library?

The Friends of the Library was organized in 1982.  It is a non-profit volunteer group, comprised of both individuals and corporations, supporting the goals of Livingston Municipal Library.  Members believe in the importance of books, the joys of reading, and the library as an important source of services to the community.  If you would like to join the Friends of the Library, membership forms can be picked up at the circulation desk at Livingston Municipal Library or printed here.

What do  Friends of the Library do?

Since its inception, members have worked to enrich library services, providing funds for the purchasing of new books, subscriptions to newspapers, special services, and computer equipment.  The Friends support children's programs, staff education, and other services not provided by the library's regular budget.  They are also volunteers in the library.

How do Friends of the Library meet these  goals?

Membership dues paid to join the Friends of the Library are a large part of funds contributed to the library for special purchases and projects.  Friends pay for the subscription to the Houston Chronicle, as well as helping support the Summer Reading program.  

When does the Friends of the Library Board meet and who may attend?

Meetings are every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend, and the board encourages participation.  Please call the library at (936) 327-4252 for the location of the meeting.  We would love to have you.

When & where is the book sale?

Book sales and book adoption days are held periodically throughout the year, with dates and times determined by the Friends.  Book sales are usually held in the Friends of the Library room at the library.

Where & when may I donate books for the sale?

Books may be donated during regular hours of operation.

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday  Closed

The Friends of the library does not accept donations of textbooks, encyclopedias or Reader's Digest condensed books.  Only books in good condition will be accepted.  Books with stains, torn pages, mildew, or foul odors will not be accepted.

Why join?

People may join for various reasons.  Some want to support a resource important to them personally, and to the community as a whole.  The library's annual budget, while generous, is not enough to provide certain extras that the Friends of the Library provide.

What can I do?

Some members volunteer time at the library, at book sales, as board members, helping to steer the Friends, and providing direction for the group.  It is up to the individual in what capacity to volunteer.