The Friends group is an organization dedicated to supporting the library by promoting public involvement and by fund raising. This is a non-profit organization of volunteers who believe in the value of the public library and work to enhance its services through fundraisers, raising public awareness, and generally supporting the library.

Becoming a Friend is a great way to help your community.

Tonkawa Friends group
Left to right: Nancy Appleman – Secretary, Meredith Williamson – Programs, Jimmy Smithheisler – Treasurer, Patsy Smithheisler – Facilities, Megan Hill – Publicity, Jill Shackelford – President. Not Pictured Joy Phelps – Fundraising.

Examples of Friends’ Activities

  • Fundraisers for the Library
  • Assistance with Library programs
  • Sponsorship of special events

How to Join

You are welcome to come by the Library and pick up an application. You may take it home to fill out, or fill it out and browse our collection.


We are always glad to accept donations. Many Friends over the years have donated to our Library. We also accept book donations. Please feel free to contact a Friends representative to make arrangements. The Library will gladly give you a phone number or email address to contact them with. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.