A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” 

- Andrew Carnegie

National Friends of the Library Week

Everyone needs friends—especially the library! October 18-24, is designated as the tenth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries week. We want to thank the local branch Friends of Libraries for all of their contributions of time and expertise that significantly enhance the programs and services of the Harris County Public Library System. They raise money, sponsor programs, increase public awareness about our libraries and much more all year round. And they are all volunteers!  The Harris County Friends of the Library thanks them for their dedication. 

Now is the time to join these dedicated volunteer groups. Click on one of the links (Branch Friends Online or Contact the friends) or call your local branch library for more information.

Susan Greer, President
Harris County Friends of the Library


Harris County Friends of the Library are a group that is active in providing funds for programming and materials for the Harris County Public Library. The Friends are an active volunteer group that raises money for the library through books sales, volunteer-sponsored programs, Friends memberships and sales of library t-shirts and other memorabilia. These monies provide Harris County Public Library assistance with supplies and other costs for programming, library materials, and a variety of other library needs.

Contact the Librarian at your nearest Branch Library for details.