Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library Logo, butterfly


The Friends of the Bryan + College Station Public 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.


Yearly Memberships

$20 – Individual
$50 – Family
$10 – Student / Educator

Life Memberships

$250 – Individual
$300 – Family
$300 – Business
$200 – Non-profit organization

Memberships run from January through December. Members receive an annual mailing and may shop early at our fall and spring book sales. Members are also personally invited to other Friends programs. To join, please download a registration form (PDF) or pick one up at any library location. Checks should be written to the Friends of the Library.

Bring your completed membership form and payment to any of our locations or mail them to:

  • The Friends of the Library
    P.O. Box 3184
    Bryan, TX 77805-3184

Life Members

Life Members are listed on plaques at the Clara B. Mounce Public Library. See a chronological list of Life Members.


Volunteers are needed and appreciated at the book sales in the fall and the spring. Contact a board member if you are interested.

Book Sales

Semiannual Book Sale

The Friends of the Library have a semiannual 2-day book sale in the spring and fall at the Clara B. Mounce Public Library in downtown Bryan. The next sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22, 2017. Join the Friends or renew your membership for early admission to the book sale.

On Saturday, members of the Friends of the Library may start shopping at 9 a.m.
(Memberships available at the door).

For the general public, the book sale’s hours are:
Saturday, October 21, 10 AM – 1 PM
Sunday, October 22, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

On Saturday, books are $20 per bag.
On Sunday, the first bag of books is $10, and each additional bag is $5.

Donations of books are accepted year-round at Mounce and Ringer libraries. Books must be in good condition. Contact Carol Maxson at (979) 731-1610 or Library System Director Larry Koeninger at (979) 209-5611 for more information or if you would like to volunteer to help with the book sale.

Book Sale for Young Readers

Aggieland Lions Club at Fall 2011 Book SaleThe Friends of the Library hold an annual book sale specifically for children’s books at Ringer Library in March.

The 2017 Book Sale for Young Readers was cancelled.

If you have new or gently used children’s books that you would like to donate for this book sale, you may drop them off at any Bryan+College Station Public Library System location.

Upcoming and Recent Events

Upcoming Events

  • October 21-22, 2017 – Fall Book Sale (Mounce Library)

Recent Events

  • Summer 2017 – Friends sponsor Summer Reading Program
  • April 22-23, 2017 – Spring Book Sale (Mounce Library)
  • October 15-16, 2016 – Fall Book Sale (Mounce Library)
  • Summer 2016 – Friends sponsor Summer Reading Program

Friends donated $8000 to begin an e-book collection for library cardholders.

Friends set aside $10,000 in a matching fund for furnishings when the Ringer Library expansion is completed.

Officers and Board Members

Board Officers (2017-2018)

President: Sharron Rosedahl
VP/President Elect: Susan Adams
Secretary: Denise Parker
Treasurer: Dr. Larry Ringer
Past President: Mary Fran Troy
Library System Director: Dr. Larry Koeninger

Board Members

Judy Childs
Anita Foley
Jan Folse
Chet Harris
Linda Hinton
Erin Kracht
Christine Lipsmeyer
Totten Looney
Carol Maxson
Jeanne Mitchell
Anne Orrell
Donna Pohl
Elizabeth Pool
Dr. Kirby Smith
Shirley Thornton
Pat Vinson

Board Meetings

The Friends Board meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 4 PM. The Friends Board does not meet in June, July, or August. For more information, contact the library director at (979) 209-5611. The next meeting will be on October 10, 2017.

Contact the Friends of the Library

Friends of the Bryan + College Station Public Library System
PO Box 3184
Bryan, TX 77805
Phone: (979) 209-5600
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