As budgets get smaller, the financial support of the Harris County Friends of the Library becomes more important then ever to our libraries. The Friends help pay for the summer reading programs, staff scholarships, program refreshments and ebooks for the collection. Over the last five years, they have donated over $15,000 to help fund services at county libraries.
The primary fundraiser of the Harris County Friends of the Library has been a wonderful program run by the Houston Golf Association called Birdies for Charity. It is centered on the Shell Houston Open but you don't have to golf at all for a chance to win a car, just be willing to donate to your favorite cause, Harris County Friends of the Library. One hundred percent of your pledge goes to help libraries. The HGA takes care of collecting and then distributing the money without taking out a penny.