HCFOL

Come one, come all to the Harris County Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

 

Harris County Public Library Adminstrative Offices (Map) March 23, 2018, 10:00 am

The agenda includes

  • ♦ The State of the Library Report and Harvey Recovery Update by Library Director Edward Melton
  • ♦ A presentation on the upcoming Summer Reading Program by Linda Stevens, Division Manager, Programs Partnerships and Outreach.
  • ♦ A discussion about increasing our Friends of the Library memberships, fundraising and other items of general interest.

All members of branch Friends groups are encouraged to attend, and anyone interested in the future of Harris County Public Library is welcome.

Join us and bring your ideas!

Our Friends in Action

Harris County Friends of the Library is a 501c3 charitable organization comprised of members from HCPL branch friends organizations and library supporters at large. Here is a round up of HCFOL's recent activities.

HCFOL Awards Two ScholarshipsAmanda Hickey
The Friends recently awarded two $500 scholarships to Harris County Public Library staff members who are pursuing graduate degrees in Library and Information Science. The recipients of the scholarships are Amanda Hickey, Children's Specialist at Lone Star College - Tomball Community Library (top) and Namila Tolle, Library Specialist at West University Branch Library (bottom). 

HCFOL Awards Mini-Grants to Member Friends Groups
In celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week, the Harris County Friends of the Library Namila Tolleawarded sixteen $150 mini-grants to member Friends groups to use as they see fit to support their libraries. The mini-grants recognize the Friends' contributions of time and expertise  that enhance programs and services at HCPL libraries.

Below are a few of the projects funded with the mini-grants:
LaPorte - supplies to produce Thermochromic Slime
Parker Williams - mini-drones for Teen Summer Reading Program drone races
Evelyn Meador - materials in support of volunteer ESL tutors
Spring Branch - a Bare Conductive Touch Board Starter Kit to be used in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) programs for kids & teens.
Fairbanks - a canopy to use at outreach activities

You Can Help HCFOL Help Your LIbrary

hcfol.org Network for Good buttonAll of us who lived through the recent floods will remember the devastation and loss, but hopefully the more lasting memories will be of the generosity of spirit and selflessness of the people who call southeast Texas home. Many of you have asked how you can make monetary donations to help in Harris County Public Library's recovery. The Harris County Friends of the Library have now set up an online system that streamlines the process. It allows you to specify, if you wish, how your donation is to be used, so if you want to give to the HCPL system as a whole, to your home library, or to one of the four HCPL branches that remaiin closed due to flood damage, you can.

Harris County Friends of the Library Annual Meeting, Friday, April 1, 2016

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Harris County Friends of the Library (HCFOL) will be held on Friday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. at HCPL's Administrative Offices located at 9220 Kirby Drive in the NRG Stadium-area. The Harris County Friends of the Library is the umbrella organization made up of the members of the 26 individual branch Friends groups, and the annual meeting is a chance for all of our friends from all over the county to come together. All current members of branch friends groups are encouraged to attend.

Annual Meeting of the Harris County Friends of the Library, March 6, 2015

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Harris County Friends of the Library (HCFOL) will be held on Friday, March 6, 10:00 a.m. at HCPL's Administrative Offices located at 8080 El Rio Street in the NRG Stadium-area. The Harris County Friends of the Library is the umbrella organization made up of the members of the 26 individual branch Friends groups. All current members of branch Friends groups are encouraged to attend.

On the agenda are the election of HCFOL officers (including recently added at-large positions), the State of the Library report by Library Director Edward Melton. a presentation on the upcoming Summer Reading Program by Coordinator of Marketing and Programming, Linda Stevens. and discussion of HCFOL fundraising efforts for the coming year.

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