ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Friends of the Pasco County Library System, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization of people who share a belief that a strong public library is essential for a thriving community. They work together to enrich the resources of the Library for the benefit of all Pasco citizens through fundraising, volunteering, and advocacy efforts.
The Friends organization makes many of the cultural, art, music, storytime, summer reading, and technology programs of the Pasco Library System possible by providing funding not met through traditional county support.
The Friends organization fosters public interest in the Library. Strong grassroots support of our public library is essential for continued county, state, and federal funding.
Becoming a Friend Of The Library is your best way to show that the public library is important to you, your family and your community.
Friends of the Pasco County Library System, Inc. is a member of United for Libraries: The Association for Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, (formerly known as the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations ALTAFF).
The Friends organization administers many of the monetary and material donations received by Pasco County Library System. Donations are accepted in any amount. The policy for gifts and donations is available here. Some examples of gifting are:
- Book Tribute: a fitting expression of joyfulness that can mark a birthday or anniversary, salute a retiring club officer, or thank a special someone for being your friend.
- Book Memorial: a fitting expression of sympathy and a lasting tribute that honors a persons life.
- Bookplate: will be placed in the book with the name of the person in whose honor or memory the book is given and also the name of the donor(s). A Letter will be sent to the donor(s) acknowledging the gift and to the honoree or the family of the deceased.
Gifts and donations can be initiated by printing and completing the Gifts and Donations form. Return the form to a library staff member, along with your check made payable to Friends of the PCLS, Inc. or mail the form and check to the address below.
JOINING THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
An annual membership to the Friends of the Library is available as follows:
- Youth 18-under $5.00
- Individual $10.00
- Family $20.00
- Book Donor $25.00
To join the Friends of the Pasco County Library System, print and complete the membership form. You may also request a form at your local PCLS branch, where a staff person will be happy to help. Make your check made payable to:Friends of (insert your local branch library), and mail it along with your completed form to the address below:
Friends of the Pasco County Library System
P.O. Box 6118
Hudson, FL 34674-6118
"The only way to have a friend is to be one." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson