Friends of a Public Library

“An open book now can open doors later".
 ~~Ed Asner, Actor

The Friends of a Public Library is a non-policy making and non-profit organization whose purpose is to focus public attention on the need and importance of Marshall Public Library services, stimulate use of the library’s resources, receiving and encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests and support and cooperate with the library in maintaining services and facilities.



For as little as 3 cents a day, you can help the Friends of a Public Library in their efforts to directly support the programs and services of the library.  Individuals interested in joining Friends may complete the membership form available at the library. 


Book Sales for 2020

February 7-15 (Sneak Peek on February 6)

May 8-16 (Sneak Peek on May 7)  Cancelled due to library closure

August 14-22 (Sneak Peek on August 13) Cancelled due to COVID-19 safeguard measures and restrictions set by the State of Texas and City of Marshall

October 16-24 (Sneak Peek on October 15)

*Sneak Peek is exclusively for Friends members, but memberships are available at the door!  The book sale starts at 9:30 each morning and ends 30 minutes before the library closes.



Per the Friends' Constitution, officers are elected for a one-year term at the general membership meeting in May and assume office on July 1.  A Board of Directors, limited to no more than 30 members plus past presidents, are elected annually and serve three year terms.



Two annual meetings of the entire membership are held in May and December.  In addition to these meetings, the Board of Directors meets on the first Monday of August, October, February and April.

The Executive Committee, consisting of the officers of the Friends organization, periodically have special-called meetings. 





The Friends organization has five standing committees.  These committees and their responsibilites are outlined in the Friends' By-Laws.  Friends members are encouraged to participate in one or more committees.






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