For the seventh consecutive year, the Keller Public Library has been honored with the Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. The award recognizes library staff for their commitment to service and educational programming in our community.
Only 43 libraries from among the more than 548 public libraries statewide made the cut for this prestigious honor in 2015. The award is given annually to libraries that demonstrate service excellence in 10 areas:
The Keller Public Library kept busy during Fiscal Year 2015-16, assisting 232,604 patrons, circulating 421,464 books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and more. And with hundreds of events and programs annually focused on literacy, computer skills, arts and crafts, and storytelling, it's no surprise that membership also continues to grow. More than 28,662 Keller residents currently have a Keller Public Library card.
The Friends of the Library received a $2000 grant from the new Sam’s Club in Keller.
A big thank you to Sam’s for their generosity.
The Friends of the Keller Library is a registered non-profit organization consisting of dedicated individuals who care about our community and the future of our children and grandchildren. Our mission is to support the Keller Library in its efforts to provide access to information for life-long learning. To do this, we raise funds for the Keller Library, mainly, through our bookstore.
Monthly meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm, usually at the Library.
Please stop by and check us out. Buy some books or donate some of your own for future resale. You will find bargains in every category.
Another way you can help us in our efforts is to become a volunteer. We need people to staff our store for two hours at a time- either 10am-12pm or 12pm-2pm on Wednesdays or Saturdays.
Also, consider becoming a member to show your support of the Friends and the community. You can be an active member (volunteer) or an inactive member. The choice is up to you. Click here to become a Friend of the Library.
Members of the Friends work all year to raise money. Although the bookstore is our main source of income, we do receive additional funds from membership dues, donations, grants and fund-raising events. The money is used to purchase items and programs for the library - things that would not be possible otherwise. We especially focus on children, providing materials and financial support for programs throughout the year.