What Friends Do

What We Do

Responsibilities/Financial obligations:

  • Liability insurance for Friends
  • Building insurance
  • Outside building maintenance including air conditioners, water heater
  • Activities costs
  • May purchase things for library as needed


We support and enhance the operations of the Pottsboro Area Library through membership dues, donations and events. Areas of focus include:

  • Planning activities and special events
  • Fundraising
  • Membership
  • Requesting Grants

Activities and Events

  • Community awareness
  • Memberships
  • Book sales
  • Assist with Summer Reading Program
  • Annual spring luncheon
  • Special events such as spring flower fundraiser
  • Volunteer assistance
  • Showcase for collections and events

What We Have Accomplished

Beginning in 1985, held numerous events and worked diligently to establish a library including:

  • Christmas Tours of Homes
  • Bake sales
  • Garage sales
  • Book sales
  • Annual Membership Drives
  • Annual Spring Luncheon
  • Plant and flower sales
  • Grant writing
  • Gala events
  • Purchased new books
  • Catalog, sort and shelve donated books
  • Purchased a building
  • Sold original building, purchased a “new” one
  • Provided volunteers during business hours to keep the library open
  • Purchased shelves and furniture
  • Provided funds for librarian’s salary
  • Provided funds to remodel the library in 2014