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Forest Hill Public Library District

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Forest Hill Library is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit entity dedicated to raise funds and awareness of the Forest Hill Public Library. The Friends began in 1987 at the opening of the first Forest Hill Library. Friends meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Forest Hill Library Community Room at 6:00 p.m. Come join us!!

Organizing Members 

Sheila Taylor (President), Alveta Jones (Treasurer), Charlotte Hogan-Price, Phyliss Lowery, John Wilkerson, Ada Newsom-Sami, Patsy Brown, Henry F. Harvey, Jerline Harvey

Current Officers

Ms. Ada Newsome-Sami (President), Mrs. Lynese Sanders (Secretary/Treasurer), Mr. Walter Sanders (Chaplin)

Goals of FRIENDS 

  • To promote the interest and welfare of the Forest Hill Library as a cultural and educational asset to the city of Forest Hill, Texas.

  • To attract bequests, and gifts of books, volunteer labor, manuscripts, money or other library materials.

  • To receive and maintain funds of real or personal property for exclusive use towards charitable, religious, scientific, educational, or literary purposes either directly or by contributions to organizations that are exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) or the Internal Revenue Code.

Meetings 

FRIENDS planning and business meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Forest Hill Public Library located at 6962 Forest Hill Drive, Forest Hill, Texas 76140.  The Library phone number is 817-551-5354.

Membership 

A FRIENDS membership application is available on the information table directly inside the Library.  Just mail the application along with your tax-deductible donation to Forest Hill Public Library.  The mailing address is 6962 Forest Hill Dr., Forest Hill, Texas 76140. 

To join FRIENDS, please select one of the membership categories.

  • Friend....................................................................$20.00

  • Family....................................................................$30.00

  • Corporate Friend...................................................$100.00

  • Seniors..................................................................$10.00

  • Young Friend.........................................................$10.00

    

Bricks for Books Walkway

 Along with the membership application, supporters may also make a $50.00 donation toward a personalized brick that will be placed in the walkway of the Forest Hill Public Library.  The message to be placed on the brick will include a three-line and a maximum sixteen-character inscription.  The $50.00 donation will be used to provide money for library resources and materials.

For an application come to the library or call (817) 551-5354 for more details. 

You may also contact Mrs. Ada Newsom-Sami (President) at Msnewsome8402@sbcglobal.net or Mrs. Sanders (FRIENDS Secretary/Treasurer) at Sanders00_2001@yahoo.com

The Friends of the Forest Hill Library is classified as a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization.