“WITHOUT LIBRARIES WHAT HAVE WE? WE HAVE NO PAST AND NO FUTURE.” - RAY BRADBURY
According The The Texas State Library And Archives Commission…
For every one dollar invested in Texas Public Libraries communities see a return of $4.64 in access to resources, programming, services, and technology. That’s more than a 400% return on investment!
$1.652 billion is offered in library services, including educational programs, internet access, books, and other media.
Texas Public Libraries produce $967 million in economic activity, and 11,000 jobs.
Are you interested in helping enrich our community through books and free programs? There are many ways to show your support. Just choose any of the opportunities below or call the Charles B. Stewart-West Library at 936-788-8314 with any questions. Thank you for your help with promoting literacy and learning in our community!
Donations & Support
The Friends of the Charles B. Stewart-West Branch Library is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Give a book in honor or memory of a loved one and a lovely book dedication will be put in the front of the book.
The Friends of the Library has two fundraisers a year.
In the Spring you can support our annual BOOK SALE and bid on a wonderful basket just crammed full of related items. Many different themes to choose from.
Come to our fun -filled open house the first Monday afternoon of December. Food, door prizes and Santa visiting the little ones. You can bid on our parade of small decorated trees or a beautiful Christmas wreath.
When you remember to take your discarded books to the library, they are sorted and placed in our "BOOK NOOK" for resale at a minimum price. Children's books are especially in demand and are the first to go. We never have enough of them. We need magazines, CDs, DVDs and Audiobooks. All funds are used to support the library and the many services and programs it offers.
If you use Amazon.com, consider using AmazonSmile and Kroger Community Rewards.
Using AmazonSmile to donate to the Charles B. Stewart-West Friends of the Library
When you shop at Amazon by going to the Friends of the Library AmazonSmile account link, donations are generated for Friends of the Library. We encourage you to bookmark it so that all of your eligible shopping can benefit our organization. Please note: purchases made through amazon.com will not generate donation for the FOL. You need to use the link above for our AmazonSmile account in order to make donations to the Friends of the Library.
Using Kroger Rewards to donate to the Charles B. Stewart-West Friends of the Library
We hope you will use the Kroger Community Rewards Program and donate to the FOL every time you grocery shop. It’s easy to enroll; just visit www.kroger.com and log into your Kroger account. Search for Friends of the Charles B Stewart W. Branch Library or search our assigned NPO number, EW554. Then click enroll.
New users need to create an account which requires basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card. You must have a rewards card to link to FOL. If you do not have a rewards card they are available at the service desk of any Kroger store.
books as memorials
Books are lasting memorials to loved ones. You may make a donation at the library for a memorial.
We will write a note to the relatives of the person in whose memory you have made this gift. Each memorial is inscribed with the name of the person honored.
Gift book honoring birthdays or anniversaries may also be arranged.
The Donor Tree is a wonderful way to show you love for the library.
You can purchase a leaf for that “special” someone.
Remember a loved one through the purchase of an acorn.
Stones can be purchased as well, to show how much you support your local library and the many programs that the library offers.
All plaques are beautifully engraved with the information you provide.
Remember: It is all tax deductible and for a worthy cause.
Join the Friends
become a member of the friends of charles b. stewart-west library
Our organization always needs new members and we would like to invite you to join us. It's so easy to become a friend. Just print out the membership form and mail it along with your check to Friends of the Library. We would love to welcome you at our next meeting.
If you would like to be just a supporting member, we welcome that too and thank you for caring.
Cash Donations are always welcomed. Just make your check payable to:
Friends of Charles B Stewart Library
P'.O. Box 524
Montgomery, Texas 77356