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.
Please join us!
Our one book program is under the leadership of the Friends of the Allen Public Library. It is unique in one-book programs in that related books are chosen as “companions” to the main book to promote families and all generations reading and talking together.
The ALLen READS book for 2019 was The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.
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 Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Partnership that Defined a Presidency / Thursday, November 7th at 7:30 PM
- Veterans Day / Monday, November 11th at 7:30 PM
- Dorothy Kilgallen, Jack Ruby, and the Truth about the JFK Assassination / Thursday, November 14th at 7:30 PM
- When the Men Were Gone / Thursday, December 5th at 7:30 PM
- Reindeer / Thursday, December 12th at 7:30 PM
- Allen Community Band Christmas Concert / Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 PM
- Vintage Christmas with Rose Mary Rumbley / Thursday, December 19th at 7:30 PM
- Celtic Christmas / Friday, December 20th at 7:30 PM
- Popcorn with Police: Toy Story 4 Movie / Saturday, December 21st at 4:00 PM
Ongoing Book Sale
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.
BREEZE into the Library for some COOL prices at the Friends Book Sale. We’ll have lots of great books for everyone!
This special sale starts Saturday, October 26 and runs through Tuesday, November 5. The Library and book sale will be closed during staff training on Friday, November 1.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 2017 – just contact Anita Moghe at email@example.com. 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.
The Friends of the Allen Public Library is a member organization in the Allen Arts Alliance.