Friends of the Cooke County Library
The mission of the Friends of the Cooke County Library is to serve as a support group for the Cooke County Library in its service to the community; to raise funds for materials, equipment, and programs that improve and extend services, and to support scholarships to further education in Cooke County.
The Friends of the Cooke County Library has been around since 1951. Check out this fun April 4, 2023 blog post about the history of the organization.
Over the years, the Friends of the Library used memberships and book sales to help to support the Cooke County Library. Unfortunately, as of December 2, 2021 book sales will no longer be held. Instead fundraising ideas will be more creative.
In February 2023, the Friends were able to participate in a Superbowl Box Board thanks to the local Gainesville Lions Club organization. Due to this collaboration, the Friends was able to raise over $2,500 for the organization.
In the past, Friends of the Library funds were used for comfortable chairs, children’s events for the Library’s summer reading program, a puppet theater for the children’s storyhour, digital collection enhancement, a new circulation desk, computers, and a variety of some much more. The FOL group even has a Endowment Scholarship at the local community college, North Central Texas College.
To find out how to become a Friend of the Cooke County Library call 940-668-5530 or print the FOL 2024 application.
You can also find out more about the Friends of the Library by visiting their Facebook group – Friends of the Cooke County Library.
On June 6, 2023, the kids had a great time at the Library’s kickoff Summer Reading Class.
Thanks to the Friends, the kids were able to meet alpacas from Aubrey Oaks Alpacas, a local farm.