Friends of the Rains County Public Library
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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."
Mark Twain

The Friends of the Rains County Public Library present

An Award-winning storyteller

A One Man Orchestration of Story, Laughter and Song


Saturday, April 5, 2014
Tickets are FREE!


Click here for information and ticket availability.

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Welcome to the Friends of the Rains County Public Library, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We devote our time to raising funds for library collections and creating educational and cultural outreach programs which impact the community. Our Friends group is steadily growing, and we are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to strengthen our advocacy efforts.





March 10 through April 28

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LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM





 


Join Us and Become a Volunteer!

MONTHLY MEETINGS

3rd Thursday, 4:00 PM
(No meetings June - August or December)

Rains County Public Library
Meadows Cultural Center
150 Doris Briggs Parkway
Emory, TX 75440


DOWNLOAD FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE


                       

 

VOLUNTEER HOURS
 
Volunteer hours are used for various purposes including applying for grants and reporting statistics to the County Judge and Commissioner’s Court. Hours are to be submitted quarterly and emailed to Holly Koiro. When recording time, hours may include special events, fundraising activities, training seminars, travel time to and from meetings, and preparing library projects while at home.  
 

DOWNLOAD QUARTERLY REPORTING FORM  

 

AWARDS & HONORS

At the 2011 Founder's Day Awards Ceremony, Lyn Baldwin, President of the Friends of the Rains County Public Library, was presented with a check for $1,421.00. Funds were raised from the May 7 Founder's Day Festival in Emory and dispersed to local non-profit organizations who serve the youth, elderly, and underprivileged in the Rains community.

Awarded Honorable Mention by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), the Friends of the Rains County Public Library were recognized for our creativity, innovation, and promotion of the Friends group to the community during National Friends of the Libraries Week, October 17 -23, 2010.

We are a 2010 recipient of a $1400 BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grant from the Libri Foundation which provides new, quality, hardcover books for the library. The Foundation supports the concept that children who learn to enjoy reading at an early age continue to read throughout their lives.

In 2009, ALTAFF recognized the Friends of the Rains County Public Library with two
Best Friends Awards for outstanding publicity and marketing materials that promoted the group and our programs and projects.  

 


Friends of the Rains County Public Library
P.O. Box 591
Emory, Texas 75440
(903) 473-5000, ext. 283
friends@rainslibrary.com

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