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Salado Public Library

Friends of the Library

Membership, Board members, and activities

The Organization

The Friends of the Salado Public Library (FOSPL) is an organization created to support and be an advocate for the Salado Public Library. Organized in September of 2005 the FOSPL soon became a Texas non-profit corporation. The Friends received 501(c) (3) status under the IRS code in February of 2006. The constitution and by laws or the Friends identify three purposes for the organization:

·         To promote the development of the Salado Public Library

·         To receive and encourage gifts, endowments and grants and to administer these funds in support of the library

·         To focus public attention on and to encourage greater use of the resources and services of the library

The Membership

The membership of the FOSPL is open to any interested community member. There are no dues, and all community members and library patrons are welcome. Completing a simple application form, available at the library, is the only requirement for membership. Additionally, when individuals request a library card they are given an application for the Friends. CLICK HERE for an application to join. If you have questions or would like more information you can also email us at

The Operation of the FOSPL

Annually, the membership elects the officers of the FOSPL. The president appoints the committee chairs for the coming year. Together the officers and the committee chairs serve as the board of directors for the FOSPL. The board sets the goals and activities for the Friends of the coming year. Board meetings are held every other month. Your fellow community members listed below serve on the board of directors:

Mary French, President

Tom Henninger, Vice President

Trenaise Engleking, Treasurer

Elise Lange, Secretary

Pat Hart, Volunteer Chair

Leigh Gardner, Coordinator of Bookends

Susan Starnes, Adult Arts & Crafts Chair

Jeanie Lively, Library Director

Julie Hoy, Ex-Officio Member

Current Newsletter

November 2022

FOSPL Activities

The Friends board has identified a number of goals/activities/efforts, some are stated below:

  • Pursue grant/funding activities for the library

  • Increase membership in general

  • Conduct book sales

  • Operate Bookends

  • Assist with adult programs for the library; authors events, special celebration events, etc.

  • Be available to assist the library as needed


A special project for the Friends is the operation of Bookends, a used book shop. In the spring of 2007 the Salado Public Library Board Trustees approved the renovation of the small building located behind the library.  Once renovations to the building were completed, mid-summer 2007, the Friends set up a used book shop.  The shop is known as Bookends. Proceeds from the sale of used books provide the Friends a source of revenue which is used to assist the library as needed.  

As mentioned above, membership in the Friends is open and free to community members and library patrons. We urge you to join, if you are not a member, and become active. If you are currently a member we encourage you to contact us and we can get you involved in this most worthwhile organization. It is a great opportunity to help your library and your community.