Irving Public Library

Posted on: January 10, 2017

Make New Friends in 2017

Join the Friends of Irving Public Library

Do you have a passion for libraries and books? Do you have time during the week or weekends to volunteer? If you do, consider joining the Friends of the Irving Public Library.

The Irving Public Library has some of the coolest Friends, and we are very lucky to have them. They bring the city’s biggest book sale to life and sponsor our most important community-wide initiatives, including the North Texas Teen Book Festival, the NEA Big Read and the annual Summer Reading Challenge. The Friends also raise funds for new library books, magazine subscriptions, and databases. They volunteer hundreds of hours every month pricing and sorting donations, and running book sales at the Friends Warehouse at 3000 Rock Island Road. They also come up with innovative ways to help the library raise additional funds, and place books into the community where they will make the most impact. Friends members are in charge of book sales at many of the library’s author events. The Friends also volunteer to run the NTTBF Swag Shop. Some Friends members are given opportunities to serve on special committees, such as the library’s Grants Approval Team, and provide input at focus groups. Being a Friend, however, can involve as much, or little commitment as you’d like.

Annual membership starts at $15 for individuals and $25 for families. It is $100 to join at the Patron level and $1000 for Corporate membership. You can also become a lifetime member for a one-time fee of $250. Memberships can now be purchased online at the new Friends website, which launched last fall.

What do you get for joining the Friends of Irving Public Library?

  • Admission to the members-only first Wednesday book sale, held monthly except January, June and July.
  • Early bird admission to the Annual Friends of the Library Warehouse Sale in June.
  • Learn about library events and the Friend's impact in the community through LibraryLine, the Friends' quarterly newsletter.
  • Volunteer opportunities to support the Friends and the Library.
  • Association with other Friends who are dedicated to supporting local literacy efforts and the Irving Library.
  • Membership fees and charitable contributions towards the Friends are tax deductible.

Do you have a story about how the Friends of the Irving Library have benefited you? You can email them or go to the Friends of the Irving Public Library Facebook page, “Like” us and leave your comment.

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