Friends of the Library

About the Friends

The Friends of the Austin Public Library help support library services, programs, and other activities by:

  • encouraging community awareness of library services
  • providing volunteer assistance for library programs, open houses, and special events
  • assisting with delivery of books and materials to patrons who are unable to come to the library
  • contributing funds from dues, used book sales, and other events to purchase materials or equipment beyond the library’s regular operating budget.

The annual meeting is held in September, and an elected board meets regularly.

Annual dues are $10.00 per individual or family. Gifts above these dues are gladly accepted. The Friends of the Austin Public Library is a 501(c)3 organization.

Click here for application.

Annual meeting

Date for 2017 meeting to be announced.

Book sales

The Friends sponsor two annual used book sales, in the spring (April or May) and fall (September or October), at the library. Check the calendar for this year’s dates.

The spring sale runs for three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and is open all days to the public. The fall sale runs for two days: the first day (Friday evening) is open to Friends members only, but Friends memberships may be purchased at the door; the second day (Saturday) is open all day to the public.

Donations of good quality used books, CDs, tapes, and DVDs may be dropped off at the library prior to the sale. Please note that donations of magazines, textbooks, and Reader’s Digest condensed books will not be accepted.