Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library Open House

Holding handsOur Friends of the Library are having an Open House, next Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm. Many of our programs and services are possible because of our Friends. Learn more about how our they support our community and your library.

There will be crafts and treats provided. We look forward to seeing you here! 

Image Copyright © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd

Friends Book Sale

boy reading under treeCome and find a new favorite from our terrific selection of used books, just in time for summer reading! Sale hours are Friday, June 5th, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday, June 6th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

A special thanks

Thanks to all of you who braved the cold last Saturday to participate in our Friends of the Library Birthday Bargains book sale. We appreciate everyone who donated gently used books to the Friends, either to add to our collection or to sell to raise funds for library programming. We also appreciate our Friends and staff who put in hours of work preparing for the sale. And especially we are deeply grateful to all of you who bought books. We hope you enjoy them! Please come back on Saturday, January 31st and celebrate our tenth anniversary.

Book Sale This Saturday

Book sale 2The Friends of the Library are having a Books, Etc., Sale this Saturday, December 6, from 10am–3pm.  They'll have children’s & adult books, hardback & paperback books, fiction & nonfiction books, audiobooks, VHS tapes, music CDs, and DVDs at unbelievably low prices.  Many of them look brand new and would make great gifts!


Thank You For Being a Friend

This week (October 19 – 25) is the ninth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. The Harris County Friends of the Library would like to thank all of the branch library Friends groups for their contributions of time and expertise to significantly enhance the services our library system offers. Raising funds to purchase materials to supplement the library's collection, buying special equipment and supplies, and funding special programs for all ages are just a few of the ways you support our libraries.

Libraries are the cornerstones of their communities providing opportunities for everyone to engage in the joy of life-long learning and connect with the thoughts and ideas of others from ages past to the present. We thank the Friends groups across the county for all they do to make our libraries and communities so much better.


Susan Greer
Harris County Friends of the Library

Booksale Saturday!

Don't forget!  The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will be holding their next booksale this Saturday, August 30 at 10 AM- 4 PM.  Come on out to check out our rock bottom prices and support our library.  Remember, proceeds from this and other booksales are used to support the library's great work in the Katy community.  Over the past 20 years, the Friends have helped provide the library with books, magazines, display cases, support for our programs, and more!  Come on out this Saturday and help us while you help yourself to our many many cheap books!

Shop at Kroger & Earn Money for Your Library

If you shop at Kroger, you already know that using the Kroger Plus Card saves you money on groceries, but you may not know that it can also earn money to help your community.  Kroger Community Rewards donates money to an organization of your choice, and when you choose Friends of the Fairbanks Public Library, the library will receive money for new books, programs, and more.  Visit or login to your Kroger Plus account to enroll, and earn money for your library every time you shop.

Friends of the Library Book Sale & Silent Auction

Silent Auction Local ArtLooking for some great books to add to your personal library, or are you interested in collectibles or musical equipment?  The Friends of the Library are hosting their annual Book Sale and Silent Auction this weekend!  Stop by on Friday, May 17th from 1:00-6:00 PM and Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM to check out the selection of books for sale.  Be sure and stop by the Silent Auction to place your bids on items such as a brand new Line6 electric guitar, Mobile Keys Keyboard, artwork by local artists, Jason Aldean merchandise, gift cards to restaurants, and so much more!  

This Is the Big Sale!

PlantsBooksThe Plant and Book Festival is Friday, March 22, 10am-5pm and Saturday, March 23, 10am-4pm.  The Friends of the Library have prepared a great sale featuring plants for your home and yard as well as a variety of books for all ages and interests.  Check out the auction of collectible books and the coupon board for local businesses.  Refreshments provided by Sweet Tomatoes.


Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages Corporation

Be a Friend

FriendshipEveryone needs a friend - including the library.  The Friends of the Katy Library provide the funding for all of our programming.  If you've come to a craft program, you've used supplies they bought.  If you've joined in our annual birthday celebration, you've eaten food they provided.  If you've enjoyed the garden in our back courtyard, you've appreciated the time, money, and sweat they've given.  Support the library and its Friends by coming to the annual book sale on Saturday, 3/16 at the VFW Hall on George Memorial Drive in Katy.  You can also support them by buying a book in the lobby or a tote bag at the front desk.  Even better - become a Friend yourself today!  Ask at one of our service desks, and we'l

Syndicate content