FRIENDS OF THE LEON VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Official website: http://www.FriendsofLVPL.org
The Friends of the Leon Valley Public Library, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, provides support for the Leon Valley Public Library to ensure that the Library has the extra resources that it needs to continue to be the "heart" of the city. The Friends have raised money and provided volunteers for projects, furnishings, supplies, matching grants, and programs for every age group. Contributions and gifts to the Friends are tax deductible.
Join the Friends!
Become a part of the Friends of the Leon Valley Public Library and help make YOUR public library a better place for the entire community! To join, please fill out a form. (Pamphlets are also available at the Library). Make checks payable to the Friends of the Leon Valley Public Library, at 6425 Evers Road, Leon Valley, TX 78238-1453.
Membership dues for the Friends are:
$5 for an individual
$10 for a family
$15 for a community or non-profit organization
$20 for a small business (under 10 employees)
$30 for a business with more than 10 employees
Grants available from charitable foundations and corporations help update furnishings and technology, add to the existing structure, and create an endowment. Matches from these foundations can double or even triple individual donations.
We can accept credit card donations through our Guide Star listing.
You can support the Friends every time you buy and sell on eBay with the eBay Giving Works Program!
You can support the Friends when you shop on Amazon through the Amazon Smile program!
The Friends have been recognized with awards as one of the most effective nonprofit support groups, both locally and statewide.
Helped raise funds toward the recently completed Children's Wing expansion.
Awarded the Annual Benefactor Award by the Texas Library Association, and the Sweepstakes Award by the San Antonio Express News as the non-profit of the year.
Donated carpeting, new furniture and computer equipment to the Library.
Awarded two rural Library Initiative grants from the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation for collection enrichment, technology, facilities improvements, and special services enrichment.
Participated in a collaborative grant from the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation for Parenting Education project.
Ongoing Friends Events
Friends Book Sales
The Friends hold book sales on the first Saturday of every month (except December) at the Library Annex at 6500 Evers Road (corner of Evers and Poss). The hours for the first Saturday sale are 9:30am to 12:00 noon. There is no sale in December. In Fall and Spring the big sales are held, and generally run Friday and Saturday.
Breakfast With Santa
On the first Saturday of December, the Friends host Breakfast With Santa, a family event offering tasty breakfast treats and photo opportunities with the big guy himself! A silent auction is held in conjunction.