2021 Membership Drive

To old friends and new: Please consider joining/rejoining us as a member of the Friends of the Library

Your membership dues and any additional donation will replace lost funding and guarantee the library’s outstanding programming continues uninterrupted.

Membership entitles you to:

  • Discount at Friends’ Book Sales
  • Admittance to Preview Night at Friends Book Sales
  • Endless volunteer opportunities!

Membership is for the Calendar Year (January – December).
Please consider joining or renewing your membership today.

Corporate – $100 — show the love with your name or logo on our home page!
Family – $25
Individual – $10
Senior – $5

Forms available at the Library, online at www.vafol.com or by email request to [email protected]

Thanks again to our Corporate members:

Got Signs & More, Terry & Sylvia Hix, Dan & Pat Kelly, Sue Riley, Gerald Sweet and Gary Thomas, OD.

KTEN News Boost Friends’ Summer 2021 Book Sale

Page of the KTEN website showing Friends of Library Headline

The Friends of the Van Alstyne Library thanks KTEN News for their story about our Book Sale in June 2021.

The story appeared on Sherman-Denison-Ardmore area newscasts and noted:

Right now, FOTL is selling donated books at the Van Alstyne Community Center. The organization has semi-annual fundraisers, and all proceeds go directly to the library.

“We try to provide money for the things the city budget doesn’t cover; one of the most popular is our kids program in the summer,” said FOTL member Kay Losh. “We’ve also helped to pay for some improvements to the library itself: New flooring, updates, painting, that kind of thing.”

The Friends appreciates KTEN’s help in spreading the word about our fundraiser.

Summer Book Sale June 10-12 2021

We welcome you to the first book sale in a YEAR!
Help us make up for the losses of 2021. You may join or renew your membership at the door!

June 10, 11, and 12.

Thursday and Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM

Saturday, 9 AM – 2 PM

Friends of the Library Christmas Tour of Homes

Buy tickets online today!

This event is held normally every other year, but there is no tour for 2020 due to COVID.

Photo from past Christmas Tour
Special thanks to our 2018 Corporate Sponsors:

Texas Star Bank
Texas Star Bank
Sunflower Thrift
Sunflower Thrift Store
Sue Riley ReMaxx/Prestige
Sue Riley ReMaxx/Prestige
The Quilt Asylym
The Quilt Asylum
El Patio Escondido Mexican Restaurant
El Patio Escondido Mexican Restaurant
Budget Blinds of Texoma

 

KXII video of Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers launch!

KXII shared the Friends of the Van Alstyne Public Library’s efforts to Bring the Power of Wi-Fi to Van Alstyne area students!

Donations help this program serve more students and families who cannot otherwise afford Wi-Fi. For information on how to donate, please click here.

Click here to launch the video.

Spring Book Sale a huge success!

Thanks to everyone for helping make the Spring Book Sale a success! For everyone that cooked, moved boxes, organized tables, broke down boxes, served, sold, or helped in any way… THANK YOU. An especially big THANK YOU to Boy Scout Troop 44. For many years, Troop 44 has, through many hours of set-up assistance, has made our sale possible.

Library hosts Chamber Breakfast

Chamber of Commerce Event Presentation

The Van Alstyne Public Library had the pleasure of hosting the Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. The Friends had a membership drive and shared information about ways local businesses can support the Library’s building improvement project.

It was great to see old friends and make some new ones, too!

Chamber of Commerce Event Presentation

VA Leader Recaps Library’s Progress in 2016

Thanks to our local newspaper, the Van Alstyne Leader for recognizing the library’s many achievements in 2016.

Dedicated staff, supportive residents, generous donors, and volunteers pulled together to implement a long list of improvements and programs. Our community has good reason to be proud of our public library.

Read the full article.