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Balch Springs Library-Learning Center

Friends of the Library

Mission Statement

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.
Definition of Friends
  • 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