Friends of the Library

Friends of Library book sale

Who We Are

The Friends of the Balch Springs Library-Learning Center, organized in 2006, is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational and charitable organization devoted to improving and enhancing the services of the public library in our community.


The Friends of the Library-Learning Center Bookstore is open during Library hours.  Suggested donations listed below:

  • Paperbacks 25¢
  • Hardbacks 50¢
  • Childrens 25¢
  • Movies 25¢

Mission Statement

The mission of the Friends of the Library-Learning Center is to:

  • Encourage public support and act as an advocate for improved library services in the center
  • Promote the library as an educational, cultural, and recreational asset to all members of the community
  • Provide financial assistance and gifts to the library
  • Provide volunteers to assist with special programs in the center
  • Stimulate public awareness of the center and the center's services, facilities, and needs

Definition of Friends

  • Feeling we have made a difference
  • Raising funds in support of the library
  • Investing in the future of Balch Springs Library-Learning Center
  • Encourage the citizens of our city to help in providing the funds necessary
  • Nurturing knowledge of the library
  • Developing library services and special community programs
  • Stimulating public support

Interested in joining the Friends Group? Click here for the application.