Click any image above to learn more about these programs. 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.

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 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:

  • The Big Shootout Documentary, Thursday, January 13, 7:30p.m.
  • Documentary and Panel Discussion with Allen PD, Fentanyl Factor, Thursday January 27, 7:00 p.m.
  • Art with Friends, Drawing 101 with professor Christa Diepenbrock, Saturday February 12, 2:00 p.m.
  • The Larry Braggs Band, Friday, February 18, 7:30 p.m.
  • Learn more about Bach to Books!

Art with Friends is a new initiative of the Friends of the Allen Public Library. Each program will feature a professional teachers demonstrating an artistic skill and encouraging hands on participation from attendees. All materials will be supplied and as with all programs, there will be no cost to attend. Please watch our newsletter for all for the exciting details.


Ongoing Book Sale

Friends Book Sale

The Ongoing Book Sale is OPEN and donations are being accepted.

One of the main sources of funding for Friends of the Allen Public Library is our Ongoing Book Sale.  Your donations will go a long way in bringing various entertaining and educational programs for all ages.

Friends accepts donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, craft magazines and current dates on magazines with current events.  Your tax-deductible donations can be dropped off at the circulation desk any time or at the dock on the southeast side of the building Mon-Fri 10 AM – 4 PM – ask for a tax receipt.

Want to get involved? 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. Send an email to if you are interested in volunteering. 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 ALLen Reads for 2021, contact Kathy Litinas at
 We’d love to have you on the team.
Friends of the Allen Public Library meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM, Allen Public Library Board Room. ALLen Reads meets the second Monday of each month at 7 PM in the Allen Public Library Board Room. Meetings have been suspended until further notice.

The Friends of the Allen Public Library is a member organization in the Allen Arts Alliance.