Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Kilgore Memorial Library was organized in 1994. It is a voluntary, non-profit organization interested in the promotion of good library service.

Since its inception, Friends of the Library volunteers have taken leading roles in advocacy for the library. Through the efforts of members and supporters, the Friends organization is able to provide reading, listening, video and other materials for Kilgore Memorial Library. The Friends also sponsor library-related events and programs, and help recruit volunteers for special projects and activities. Monies come from membership dues, fundraisers, and donations.

Mission Statement

The Friends of the Kilgore Memorial Library shall endeavor to encourage interest in, and expansion of, resources, equipment and services for the library. Friends shall solicit gifts, bequests of books, other library materials and financial contributions to add to the library’s annual budget to enable the Kilgore Memorial Library to grow and progress. Friends shall assist in identifying and engaging volunteers to work on special projects and activities as well as encourage participation in library-related events.

Join the Friends of the Library

As a Friend of the Library, you can help your library better serve our community through entertainment, enrichment and education. The board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at noon in the meeting rooms of Kilgore Memorial Library. Meetings are open for all members and others who seek further information. Officer elections are held at the November meeting. You have the opportunity to voice your opinion, suggest a program, and share your talents. Everyone is invited to donate time and ideas to the Friends’ projects.

Your $10 family membership dues can be mailed or delivered to the staff at the library. You can fill out an application at the library; or print, fill out and mail this Friends membership form.