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Audelia Friends

  • Texas Non-Profit Corporation and Purpose
Audelia Road Library Friends is registered with the Secretary of State of Texas as a non-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under section 501(C)(3) of the IRS code.

The purpose of Friends is:
  • To further interest among its members in the economic, educational, cultural, and civic conditions in the Audelia Road Branch of the Dallas Public Library;
  • To encourage and develop efficient volunteer service in the Audelia Road Branch; and
  • To receive, invest, and disperse funds, and hold property for the purpose of the Corporation.
The Corporation is guided by a philosophy of inclusiveness, equality, affordability, and the spirit of cooperation.
  • Board of Directors
    • Katherine Noll, President
    • Meg Shulman, Vice President and Book Sale Coordinator
    • Sarah McMenamin, Secretary
    • Silvia Mathew, Treasurer
    • Ed Ferguson, Web Master
    • Leslie Chapman
    • Denita Jones
    • Sally Sims
    • Stephanie Williamson
    • Non-Board Support
      • Dex Cook, Book Sale Team
      • Walt McCool, Book Sale Team
  • Membership
Friends membership is open to anyone interested in the purposes of Friends, activities of the Audelia Branch, and who pays appropriate dues as set forth by the Board of Directors. Members are entitled to vote and to hold office on the Board of Directors. 

If you would like to join the Friends or renew your membership, print the Membership Application or Renewal form, fill it out, and mail it with your payment to the specified address.  (If you have trouble printing that form, try printing PDF Membership Form.)

An Annual Membership Meeting is held in November, at which time an Annual Program Report Summary and Financial Report are presented. Members are also welcome to attend any of the monthly Board of Directors meetings.
  • Projects  (2014)
    • Funded 100 copies/month of the magazine BookPages
    • Funded subscriptions to 37 magazines and newspapers
    • Funded supplies, speaker fees, and promotional materials for community outreach events and projects
    • Aided by a grant from Lake Highlands Women’s League, funded supplies and programming for six summer children’s programs that entertained 591 children
    • Purchased library furnishings, equipment, and supplies, including signs for computer use, DVD unlocking equipment, and large book truck
    • Organized, promoted, and sponsored four Speaker Series events
    • Purchased two comfortable new chairs for the staff room
    • Planned for and selected new furniture for the children’s area
    • Funded library staff attendance at professional and staff development events
    • Sponsored and staffed ARLF’s monthly book sales
    • Designed, printed, and distributed promotional materials for ARLF and library projects, including library book clubs and Mayor’s Summer Reading Program
    • Received anonymous grants totaling $1,600 for periodicals and for furniture for the children’s area
  • Fund Raising
    • Membership Mailing Campaign
    • Monthly Book Sales of Donated Books
      • Third Saturday of the Month from 1 to 4 PM
    • Memorial / Honorarium Program