Friends of the Library

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Mission

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.

Membership

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

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

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.

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.

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.
Donations of books are accepted year-round at Mounce and Ringer libraries. Books must be in good condition. Contact Jeanne Mitchell at (979) 846-2673 for more information or if you would like to volunteer to help with the book sale.

Scholastic Book Fairs

The Friends of the Library sometimes hosts Scholastic Book Fairs at Ringer Library. Scholastic brings in books and other items for this book fair, and proceeds help support the libraries. For more information about the Scholastic Book Fairs, contact Kendra at Ringer Library (979) 764-3416.

Upcoming and Recent Events

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

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 (2016-2017)

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

Board Members

Judy Childs
Anita Foley
Jan Folse
Peter Granjean
Susan Irza
Erin Kracht
Helen Kunz
Wendi Lamphear
Carolyn Lampo
Carol Maxson
Jeanne Mitchell
Clara Mounce
Elizabeth Pool
Faye Pound
Dr. Kirby Smith
Kimberley Sparks
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.

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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