Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library logoA community organization supporting and promoting the Library.  The Friends sponsors activities to raise funds for the purchase of library materials and equipment, and underwrites programming to benefit all library users.

Become a member of the Friends of the Library: Membership form

The Friends of the Library meet bi-monthly (Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., Dec.) on the third Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. at the Central Library.

Support the Friends by choosing them as your AmazonSmile charity.

President: Marge Oberg
Vice President: Joan Degen
Secretary: Patricia Kessel
Treasurer: Linda Stopani
Financial Secretary: Open
Book Sale Liaison: Joan Degen
Marketing: Kathy O’Brien
Membership: Marge Oberg
Publicity: Open

Additional Participants:
Library Liaison: Kathleen Cizek
Library Director: Karen Archibald

The Friends of the Library - Access Newsletter

Keep up with what is going on at your Garland Libraries by reading the Access newsletter. Access is a monthly publication from the Friends of the Library that includes all library events. 

IN AN EFFORT TO HELP CONTROL THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19), GARLAND PUBLIC LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED UNTIL MAY 9.  WE URGE EVERYONE TO STAY SAFE.  please EMAIL LIB-SUPPORT WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE.

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Friends of the Library is suspending donations until the garland libraries reopen

Take some time now to clean out your closets and bookshelves and donate the books and media that you no longer need or want.

We need:

  • Books of all kinds: fiction and non-fiction
  • Books on all subjects
  • Books for all ages
  • Books in foreign languages
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Puzzles and games

Donated items may be dropped off at any Garland library location. If you need assistance carrying in your donations, please ask for help at the Check-out Desk.

Thank you in advance for your donations and we look forward to seeing you as a customer at a Book Sale! 

The Friends will be implementing a change to the annual book sale in 2020. All books will be scanned prior to the book sale. So, starting with this year’s sale in September, NO BARCODE SCANNERS will be allowed on Members Only night (Thursday).