The Friends of the Longview Public Library is a non-profit organization established to support the programs and services of the Longview Public Library. Specifically, we support, assist and promote Library activities and help fund the Summer Reading Program and other presentations such as author visits, puppet programs and book fairs, etc. As we look to the future, the Friends of the Longview Public Library will continue to be a vital resource for the Library.
Learn more about the Friends group below and apply for membership today!
The Friends invite your membership. Through the work of many dedicated, hard-working volunteers, the Friends of the Library has been instrumental in helping make Longview Public Library the finest in East Texas.
The Friends of the Longview Public Library welcome as members all who value the key educational role played by the Library in the life of a progressive community. Please join us today to help keep our Public Library viable. Anyone is eligible to become a member.
You can contact the library for a membership form, or print and complete the Friends Application and return to the Library.
Storytimes bring language to life, and opens up the world of other people and places to children. Please join the Friends at the Library for good stories, rhymes, music and fun. Don't forget to check out the colorful decorations and art murals in the children's department.
Our family programs captivate audiences with storytellers, authors, artists, puppet shows and other events. These programs will educate, inform, enlighten, enrich and entertain! Come join us at the Library!
Orrline Shippey Scholarship
Mrs. Orrline Shippey who lived from 1914 to 1994, was director of the Longview Public Library for many years while the library was housed in the Nicholson building on Green Street. A memorial scholarship was established in her honor and the funds are distributed to library staff personnel who wish to work on continuing their education or towards their degree/certification.
The Scholarship also provides funding to library staff to attend the Texas Library Association Conference.
Those wishing to donate to the Orrline Shippey Scholarship may do so through the Friends of the Longview Public Library.
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The Friends of the Longview Public Library has compiled 250 recipes from Longview families into an attractive keepsake cookbook. Proceeds from cookbook sales will help fund future community projects sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Cookbooks are available at both Access Services desks for $10.00 each by cash or check.
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