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Friends of the Abilene Public Library

Membership Information | 2015 Board Members | Annual Friends Book Sale | West Texas Book Festival

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Friends of the Abilene Public Library Newsletter
Current 'Among Friends' Newsletter
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Have a question for the Friends of the Library?
Email them at FriendsOfTheAbileneLibrary@gmail.com

The Friends of the Abilene Public Library is a volunteer group that provides support to the Abilene Public Library system. Memberships are available at various levels to offer you the chance to join one of the most active and supportive Friends groups around. The Friends work alongside library staff to help make our library system the best it can be for the community.

The Friends host a number of great activities & services including:

The Annual West Texas Book Festival

The Ricki Brown Librarian of the Year Award

Providing Additional Library Materials & Equipment

Volunteer Opportunities to Serve Your Community

Annual Friends Book Sale

Children's Summer Reading Programs

Staff Training & Appreciation Activities, and more!

Membership Information

Membership Levels
Donate to the Friends of the Library.

OR PRINT/DOWNLOAD MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Membership Levels Type Donation Benefits
Personal Memberships
Friends of the Abilene Public Library Members
Kid Friend
(Minors)
$1 per year
Friends newsletter; free admission to the Preview Sale at the Friends Book Sale; 25% discount on purchases at Hastings.
Individual Friend
$15 per year
Family Friends
$25 per year
Caring Friend
$50 per year
Previous Benefits Including: $10 gift certificate to Texas Star Trading Company; invitation to special Friends event.
Generous Friend
$100 per year
Previous Benefits Including: Special recognition in front  lobby area of main library.
Lifetime Friend
$500 one-time payment
Business Memberships
Friends of the Library Event
Business Friend
$50 per year
Friends newsletter; free admission to the Preview Sale at the Friends Book Sale; 25% discount on purchases at Hastings; $10 gift certificate to Texas Star Trading Company; invitation to special Friends event.
Silver Friend
$100 per year
Previous Benefits Including: Special recognition in front lobby area of main library.
Gold Friend
$200 per year

2015 Board of Directors

Matt Preston - Friends of the Library President & Book Sale Chair
Matt Preston
(President, Book Sale Chair)
Carrie Casada - Friends of the Library Past President
Carrie Casada
(Past President)
Photo - Tim Lillick Friends of the Library President Elect
Tim Lillick
(President Elect)
Amanda Shelnutt, Secretary Friends of the Library Board
Amanda Shelnutt
(Secretary)
Garrett Smith - Friends of the Library Treasurer
Garrett Smith
(Treasurer)
Photo Not Available
Mary Pizzorno
(Membership)
Glenn Dromgoole - West Texas Book Festival Chair
Glenn Dromgoole
(Book Festival Chair)
Lori Grumet, City Librarian
Lori Grumet
(City Librarian)
Janis Test, Information Services Manager
Janis Test
(Publicity)
Glenda Alexander
Shielah Baggett
Tim Bench
Rhonda Bolt
Mary Katherine Campbell
Emerald Cassidy
Sharon Earnest
Charlie Hukill
Tiffany Lamb
Cathy Lauve
Jill May
Tom McAlister
Ann O'Dwyer
Judith Phaneuf
Jennifer Rodman
Sujata Shahane
Edward Smith
Jacque Thweatt
Tammy Withers

The Friends of the Library work tirelessly to support the library's mission and their efforts don't go unnoticed. See for yourselves in a series of videos created in January 2015 by library staff.


Reason #10: The Friends Know
How to Party
 
Reason #9: When You're a
Member, You're a VIP

Reason #8: The Friends Always
Have Your Back

Reason #7: The Friends Know
About Good Food

Reason #6: The Friends Stay On
Top of Technology

Reason #5: The Friends Know
How to Show the Love

Reason #4: The Friends Connect
Us with Celebrities

Reason #3: The Friends Have
Experience

Reason #2: The Friends Have
Discount Shopping Covered

Reason #1: The Friends Are
About Expansion

Community Comments & Words
From Scare E. Monster
 

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