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Many of our country’s great minds were nourished by the public library system. Regardless of age, ethnicity and income, all are able to access the wealth of knowledge that the public library offers. It is one of our country’s proudest traditions.

However, in today’s changing economic climate, the public library is facing serious threat. Funding is being cut back to many libraries, including the Houston Public Library system. That’s why now, more than ever, the Friends of the Houston Public Library need the help of Houstonians who care about the future of HPL.

Great libraries cannot be built by today’s tax dollars alone. The Friends of the Houston Public Library help provide important funding for needed programs, materials and library staff support that would not be possible otherwise. This enables the library to continue important services that would otherwise be impossible to a solely tax-supported budget.

If you’d like to help, please print out the membership form and mail it along with your tax-deductible contribution. Thank you.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sorting books for the annual book sale goes on every Saturday from 9am to 1pm with the exception of June – August. For more information contact us.
For more information on volunteer opportunities at the Houston Public Library, contact Carolyn Williams at carolyn.williams@houston.com .

Your membership in the Friends directly impacts the strength of the Houston Public Library.

As a Friend you will receive…

Our quarterly newsletter, Between Friends
Invitations to our Annual Meeting & Author Program
Member’s Preview Sale Pass to our Annual Book Sale
Invitations to the annual Houston Chronicle Book & Author Dinner

In addition, at the following levels you will receive . . .

Patron

Adopt-A-Book contribution
Thanks given in our newsletter
Book Sale Passes and Invitations for four individuals

School Membership

Adopt-A-Book contribution
Thanks to your school in our newsletter
Book Sale Passes and Invitations for six teachers

Benefactor

Adopt-A-Book contribution
Thanks given in our newsletter
Contribution to the Scholarship Fund
Book Sale Passes and Invitations for four families

Sustaining Benefactor

Adopt-A-Book contribution
Thanks given in our newsletter
Contribution to the Scholarship Fund
Book Sale Passes and Invitations for six families