"A library outranks any other one thing a community can do for its people." -Andrew Carnegie
The Friends of the Library is a 501c3 non-profit organization and provides funds to the Beaumont Library District for programming and materials. Keep up with the Friends of the Library on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter by clicking the buttons below!
We have new drop boxes as approved by the Library Board and the Friends Board. They are from a company called Discover Books.
One is for receiving donations and has been placed behind the dumpster. It is a place where residents can deposit their donations at any time of day or night--instead of dumping them at various spots around the library building! This bin will be emptied on a regular basis by the Friends.
Friends of the Beaumont Library recently received a $2,500 check to "support our kids and community" from the Beaumont Teachers Association. Pictured in photo form left to right are Beaumont Library Director Luren Dickinson, Beaumont Teacher's Association Treasurer Chauna Keels, Friends of the Beaumont Library President Milton Cook, Beaumont Library Board President Margaret Coleman, and BUSD teacher and BLD Board member Michelle Lillard-Geiser.
Ways to Support the Friends of the Library
The Book Sale room is open Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 am. Stop by and browse the wide selection of gently used books and media. The Book Sale room is located on the east side of the library building (alongside the parking lot). Donations are accepted during Book Sale hours each week.
The Friends of the Library are now on Amazon Smile! To support the Friends of the Library, simply click here and login to your Amazon account. Then just remember to shop through smile.amazon.com and proceeds from your purchases will automatically go to the Friends of the Library.
Donations and Endowments
Donations: The Friends of the Library encourage gifts of books and media for the Book Sale, monetary donations, endowments, and bequests. Monetary donations may be made by cash or check at the weekly Book Sale or via Paypal. Contact the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Endowment Fund: In July 2000, the Friends of the Library set aside $5,000 to start an endowment fund for the Beaumont Library District. The endowment fund is a fund kept permanently and invested to create income for the Friends to benefit the Beaumont Library District.
Please remember the Friends of the Library when you wish to honor, gift, or memorialize a friend or loved one.
Become a Friend
There are several levels of membership:
$10 Individual $25Family $100Patrons $250Lifetime Members $500+Lifetime Members with recognition by name plaque on the Friend's Donor Wall
Download a membership application here
You may also stop by the weekly Book Sale or email the Friends at email@example.com to request an application. We can't wait for you to be our friend!