Founded in 1965, The Friends of The Georgetown Public Library have become the library’s most dependable benefactor, raising funds through a wide variety of programs. Our mission is to promote public use and community support of the library, foster appreciation of its value as a cultural and educational asset to the community, and encourage the extension and improvement of its services. We currently have over 500 members!
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In addition to revenue generated through the Second-Hand Prose bookstore, the Friends also raise funds through several other programs designed to encourage the community to visit the public library (and to read more books).
Founded in 2006, the Hill Country Authors Series features local authors and brings members together for an exciting social engagement. A complete printable list of past and upcoming Hill Country Authors Series events.
Are you looking for a thoughtful gift for the reader in your life? The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library want to make your holiday shopping easier. At the end of each year (November/December timeframe) the Friends sell Book Lover’s Page-a-Day Calendars for the upcoming year.
Fish City Grill gives back to our community through their First Tuesday Benefit program. Since 2007, the Friends have hosted an annual fundraising night, and Fish City Grill donates 15% of the receipts for the evening to support our initiatives.
The Friends raise money to fund un-budgeted projects at the library, which come in all shapes and sizes to help the library run smoothly. We underwrite purchases for many tools necessary for the library to provide a wide range of services, which include: the WOW! Mobile, library databases, Grammy Award CD collection, self-checkout PC’s, Summer children’s program, Sunday music programs, eBooks, early literacy equipment, and more!
Here’s more details about some of our major projects and investments: