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 2016 Wraps Up

allen-reads Another wonderful year of ALLen Reads is complete. We read, learned …and this year we ate delicious food, too.

Do 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 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

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:                                   ·                               ·

  • World War II Internment Camps in Texas / Thursday, September 15 – 7:30 pm
  • Music by Nomad / Friday, September 23 – 7:30 pm
  • Allen Folk Festival / Friday, September 30 – 7:30 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.