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Friends/Volunteers

Palestine Library Friends, Inc. exists to “foster among its members and the general public an enriched recognition, utilization, and support of the Palestine Public Library and its facilities and services. It shall engage in such programs, services, fund raising, and other activities that support this purpose.”

In current economic times, the Library is more important than ever, providing free computer classes and doctor-recommended free Tai Chi classes to help people keep fit. Programming for adults and youth on a variety of educational and informative topics; art exhibits; displays; exceptional genealogy and local history department; all the latest books, MP3 audio books, downloadable audio and ebooks, databases, and DVDs; over one hundred magazines, and ten newspapers including Palestine, Tyler, Dallas, Austin, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today; Interlibrary Loan; the Ken Bratz Management Collection and other business resources; computers and WiFi all contribute to the vital role the Library plays in people’s lives.

One of the ways the Friends organization helps the library is funding the Summer Reading Club program for youth. Other support activities have included purchasing a digital microfilm reader, a display cabinet, a server, an RFID station, participation in the landscaping project, and, of course, books. The Friends conduct two very popular Book Sales each year. The Friends also host receptions at the Library for Embrace the Arts, recognition for service, retirements, and the like.

Palestine Public Library is recognized as being a quality-of-life indicator known as a place for education and enjoyment for the entire family. Please check the Library’s website www.palestine.lib.tx.us for a full range of programs and services offered. Also follow the Library on Facebook, blogs, and Twitter. You can access links to all of these sites from the Library's web site.

We invite you to join us as a member of Palestine Library Friends at any level from individual to corporate/underwriter. It is easy to become a member. Forms are available at the library or you can mail your membership check to Palestine Library Friends, PO Box 108, Palestine, Texas 75802. Membership rates are: Individual $ 10; Family, $ 15; Sponsor, $ 25; Patron, $ 50; Sustaining, $100; Corporate, $250. Corporate members receive a beautiful framed certificate in appreciation of their community and library support.

The membership year is January 1 through December 31. Our beautiful Victorian city has a long tradition of progressivism exemplified by Palestine Public Library. Your support of this vital Library is a positive reflection of our vibrant community. Our heartfelt thanks for your support of Palestine Public Library.