Updated: Jan 31

So you think you want to be a Friend, but feel a little confused? Here are some steps to clear things up:

Friends support the library in many ways, through volunteering at events or as daily staff, planning events, advocacy and financially by paying annual dues. Being part of the Friends means being part of a group where you can build relationships within your community, be part of something rewarding while promoting literacy and library support.

1. Think about how you would like to help. We need daily staff, event planners, fundraising help, grant writers, and more. It's okay if you do not know yet, you can always see what there is to do and jump in anywhere later.

2. Fill out the form under Join Us.

You will receive a Welcome Email from us within 5 days with more information.

3. As soon as you have submitted your form to join the Friends, you can go to the Forum for Friends on the Friends main page, where you will be prompted to create an account. After admin approval, which you should receive confirmation of, you will have access to the Friends of the Jarrell Community Library Discussion Forum. This forum is where all committee discussions will take place, aside from meetings. Please click "Follow" on the discussion thread to receive email notifications when posts are made.

Are you thinking that you would love to support the library but can't commit to volunteering right now? Your financial support is just as important and critical as any other volunteer work.

We look forward to meeting you!

Updated: Aug 20, 2019

Your Library is forming it's first Friends group. Here are the top ten reasons why you should consider joining:

Have a say in what the library offers. Is there a specific type of program you'd like to see at the library? How about a special collection of a certain kind of book? Of course we welcome your suggestions any time, but as a Friends member, you can help secure funding to make certain projects happen.

Meet your neighbors. By working closely with other Friends members you can meet new people and make lasting friendships.

Keep literacy alive. Numerous studies have shown that kids and teens experience some learning loss over the summer. The library's summer reading programs can help prevent this by keeping them thinking and reading during the summer. The Friends are able to fund events that would not be financially feasible otherwise.

Learn valuable skills you can use at work or in your personal life. As a Friend, you will gain hands-on experience with fundraising and community outreach. These new-found skills may help you at the office, or give you a new sense of personal enrichment.

Similarly, put your existing skills to good work. Are you a PR pro? Do financial reports make you feel fulfilled? We welcome all of your unique skill sets in helping our organization run smoothly. You can make a difference while doing what you love.

Help raise awareness in the community. Sure, you may love the library, but not all of our residents are familiar with the services we offer. As a Friend, you can help make sure your neighbors and colleagues are taking full advantage of the library.

Understand how your community works. If you want to see change, take action, get involved. This is a great place to start.

Get in on the ground floor. Because we are forming a brand new organization, its founding members have the unique opportunity to shape the group however they wish. Of course, there is also the exciting distinction of having your name on something brand new.

Add it to your resume. In today's competitive job market, philanthropic activities outside work add character to your professional footprint and help round out your work experience. Being an active member of the Friends is no different.

Make a difference. Every Friends member makes a true difference in our daily efforts. By volunteering with us, you are giving back to your community in a tangible way. The feeling of fulfillment after funding a special project or bringing a new family into the library is second to none.

Are you thinking you don't have the time to add on anything else? Would you like to show your support by paying Friends Dues, but not sure you can commit to much else? Simply choose "other" on your committee interest. Thank you!

So go HERE and get started :)


T: 903-216-3586


113 Limestone Terrace Jarrell, Tx 76537

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