Friends of the Library

Join the Friends today!


Who are the Friends?

The membership of the Friends of Sterling Municipal Library is composed of individuals who believe in the importance of books, reading, and libraries for people of every age. They share a common concern for the welfare of libraries in general and Baytown's public library in particular. Members agree that any community is a better place to live if it supports a first rate library.

What do they do?

Friends make significant gifts such as a public computer, microfilm reader-printer, print production equipment, microphone system, and projectors of all types. They sponsor programs including prominent author appearances, book reviews, exhibits, and National Library Week celebrations. The Friends have also granted scholarships to staff members who wish to improve their skill in serving the readers of our community. The expansion and renovation of the present library building was largely the result of the strong leadership and support of the Friends in the municipal capital improvements referendum.

Why should you be a Friend?

As a Friend of Sterling Municipal Library you will promote the improvement of the facilities and services of the Library. You will join forces in focusing public attention on the services, resources, and needs of the public library. You will support literary, interpretive, and educational activities related to the function of the public library.
Become a Friend and you will enjoy the association with others who share an interest in books, libraries, and people.
Your contribution is tax deductible. The dues of Exxon, Chevron, and Arco employees and annuitants and their spouses will be matched by these corporations. For more information about becoming a Friend, please email askLibrary@baytown.org or call 281-422-1121.