Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library Membership

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Friends of the Library members and volunteers actively promote Library services and resources while sharing their love of books with the community.

The Friends foster a positive relationship between the Library and the community, secure volunteers and raise funds to support the Library.

For more information about joining Friends of the Library or their activities, email 
library@cityofdenison.com or call Kathy Sprayberry at (903) 465-1797.

How You Benefit

Friends gain great satisfaction from helping the Library, but they also reap rewards as patrons. Friendships develop as members share camaraderie and fun activities and bond over their mutual love of books and reading. Your membership entities you to:

  • 10% off all items for offered for sale.
  • A Preview Sale during the book sales allows you first access to hundreds of books.

JOIN Friends of the Library

Modest yearly dues from members help support the organization. Contributions are used to buy books, computers, equipment and supplies for programs, for capital projects and to fund the summer reading programs for children, teens and adults.

The time you give is as important as monetary donations. Friends are indispensable to the operation of the book sales. Volunteers also help out at other Library events.

For more information, or to join the Friends of the Library, download, print, complete and mail the membership form (pdf) with a check or money order to:

Denison Public Library
C/O 
Friends of the Library Membership
300 West Gandy St.
Denison, Texas 75020

Please indicate  the areas and activities you are interested in: book sale, mini book sales, telephoning, refreshments, fundraising, etc.

Membership Categories:

Student/Senior - ($5)

Individual - ($10)

Family - ($15)

Reader - ($25)

Patron - ($50)

Advocate - ($100)

Champion - ($200)


Donating Books to the Library

Drop off your "pre-read" books at the Library.

Your donations are sold by the Friends of the Library at book sales throughout the year. 

To donate books, drop them off at the Library during regular library hours. You may request a receipt listing the number and type of books donated.

We accept donations of hardback and paperback books not older than 10 years for both adults and juveniles, movies, music albums, sheet music, puzzles and board games. Materials we are not able to accept include:

     * magazines
     * National Geographic magazines
     * Reader's Digest Condensed Books
     * text books more than 10 years old
     * maps
     * pamphlets
     * incomplete sets of encyclopedias
     * encyclopedias more than 10 years old

For more information on book donations, contact Kathy Sprayberry at (903) 465-1797 or email library@cityofdenison.com. 

Other Ways to Support Your Library

Shop at the Library
All purchases from the Friends of the Library benefit the Denison Public Library. 

Volunteer
Volunteers are a valuable resource for public service organizations. The Library uses the services of volunteers, age 14 and older, to supplement the duties and activities of paid staff.