The Friends of the Allen Public Library is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting the Allen Public Library by providing funds and programs that would not otherwise be possible.

ALLen Reads 2017

allen-readsDo you want to meet authors? Plan concerts, food demonstrations, and guest speakers? Review books? Write grants? Connect with the community? All this and more happens when you join the Friends of the Allen Public Library. Call the library at 214-509-4913, leave your contact information, and someone from the Friends will contact you. Or you can do it via email at We offer special projects, committees, opportunities to meet authors/illustrators/musicians, and much more!” We hope to hear from you— we have a lot of fun planning the events, and the more, the merrier! If you would specifically like to be part of planning ALLen Reads for 2017 – it’s our 10th ANNIVERSARY YEAR – just contact Jane Bennett, We’d love to have you on the team.

Learn more about ALLen Reads!

Bach to Books

Tom Faulkner

Bach to Books is a free arts program for the community, sponsored by The Friends of the Allen Public Library.

The main goal of Bach to Books is to share a variety of programs featuring music, dance, visual arts, literature, history and more with the people of our community for their enjoyment and enlightenment. We offer these programs free to the public, so that everybody can attend. Most events are held in the auditorium in the library.




Upcoming Programs include:                                   ·                               ·

  • The Women of Sherlock Holmes / Monday, November 7th – 7:30 PM
  • Julian Read, Governor Connally’s Press Secretary / Thursday, November 10th 7:30 PM
  • World War II pilot and Pearl Harbor survivor share stories for Veteran’s Day / Friday, November 11th – 7:30 PM
  • Ten Gallon War / Wednesday, November 16th – 7:30 PM
  • Eamon Kennedy, JFK Assassination Photographer / Thursday, November 17th – 7:30 PM
  • Appalachian Folk Duo Beverly Smith and John Grimm / Friday, November 18th – 7:30 PM
  • Dolls Remembered with doll expert Mary Lee Stallings / Thursday, December 8th – 7:30 PM
  • Classic Harps and Strings / Friday, December 16th – 7:30 PM
  • Holiday Concert / Sunday, December 18th – 3:00 PM
Learn more about Bach to Books!

Ongoing Book Sale

allen-library-book-saleOne of the main sources of funding for Friends of the Allen Public Library is our ongoing book sale. Lately, sales are dropping because we don’t have enough books to sell! What a great way to encourage your kids to read — go through your books, pick some out to bring to the library, and while you’re here, pick up a few to take home!

In this year of budget cuts everywhere, the library needs all the funds we can give them. So help out by bringing YOUR books and magazines. And of course, it’s tax-deductible! Please bring us your popular paperbacks and children’s books that you are no longer using. Drop them off at the library circulation desk any time during library hours and ask for a tax receipt.