Friends of the Library
The mission of the Friends of the Library - Learning Center is to:
- Promote the library as an educational, cultural, and recreational asset to all members of the community.
- Provide financial assistance and gifts to the library.
- Stimulate public awareness of the center and the center's services, facilities, and needs.
- Encourage public support and act as an advocate for improved library services in the center.
- Provide volunteers to assist with special programs in the center.
- Feeling we have made a difference
- Raising funds in support of the library
- Investing in the future of Balch Springs Public Library
- Encourage the citizens of our city to help in providing the funds necessary
- Nurturing knowledge of the library
- Developing library services and special community programs
- Stimulating public support
The Friends of the Library have purchased or donated funds for the following:
* Puppet theatre and puppets * 4 benches for front of library
* Books * Sponsor author visit
* Games * Paid movie rights
* CD/DVD repair kit * Shopping baskets
* CD/DVD storage cabinet (2) * ELS station
* Laptop computer * Periodicals
* Spring break activities * Green screen
* Projector, screen, and cart * Laptop computer
* Table top book shelves * Celebrating black history programs
* Summer reading programs (6 yrs)
* Purchased venetian blinds for NW windows
* Holocaust survivor testimony presentation
* Sponsor for Balch Springs Library Youth theatre
* Posters for hall for various celebrations