- Membership, Applications, and Life Members
- Book Sales
- Upcoming and Recent Events
- Officers and Board Members
- Contact the Friends
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.
$20 – Individual
$50 – Family
$10 – Student / Educator
$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
Volunteers are needed and appreciated at the book sales in the fall and the spring. Contact a board member if you are interested.
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
The 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
- October 21-22, 2017 – Fall Book Sale (Mounce Library)
- 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
Dr. Kirby Smith
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