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A Nonprofit Organization of individuals dedicated to supporting
our library by providing Advocacy, Financial Assistance,
Volunteers, to
enhance the library for all in the Irving community.
.. The Friends also enrich library services by:
.. * Funding speakers and amenities for special events.
.. * Sending staff members to training and conferences.
.. * Providing staff recognition awards....................
.. * Special purchases.
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2017 Share Tank Donation to The Friends of the Irving Public Libray
ShareTank's top award goes to Friends of the Irving Library!
The Friends of the Irving Public Library received a generous donation of $5000 for their participation in Share Tank this year. This was made possible by
the commitment of members who took part in the four half-day Tank Training "Education" sessions that teach the skills you need to promote and grow an
organization. Those that participated in the training were Kaye Hickox, Anna Walther, and Marilyn Willems. After the training sessions, Anna and Kaye
presented their pitch to a group of executives for the opportunity to receive a grant. With hard work, persistence, support from members and a great
presentation the Friends of the Library received the largest grant in this year's Share Tank.

Share Tank

ShareTank, Pairing Irving, Texas business leaders and area philanthropists with emerging non-profits trying to save the world.
Share Tank is a unique opportunity for charitable Irving businesses to collaborate with and support the vital nonprofit work in our community. In an exciting
event, area nonprofits pitched their needs to Irving business leaders and philanthropists. Together they will serve the greater good and help serve a variety
of needs of our community. Visit to learn how you may participate.
Share Tank Award Share Tank Award
2017 BAPS Donation Presentation to The Freinds of the Irving Public Libray
The Friends of the Irving Public Library were honored to receive a generous donation from BAPS Charities. Paresh Patel presented the check to the Friends of the Irving Public Library president, Anna Powell Walther. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the library. They supplement the Library's annual materials budget and provide funds for thousands of additional books and AV materials each year.

BAPS Charities harnesses the efforts and collective spirit of volunteers around the world to serve individuals, families and communities in five key areas: Community Empowerment, Educational Services, Environmental Protection & Preservation, Health & Wellness, and Humanitarian Relief. Taken together, these initiatives empower individuals to volunteer their time and resources to create a better community, nation and world.
To learn more about BAPS Charities visit:
2017 North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF)
About North Texas Teen Book Festival
Our Mission
The NORTH TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL strives to connect our reading community, adding dimension to the reading
experience through diverse author panels and dynamic discussions in a safe and fun environment.

NTTBF helps cultivate a love a reading, inspire life-long reading and celebrate teen literature by connecting thousands of teens to authors, other readers,
and books. And, you can help us keep this Festival going for many years to come! Here's what your contribution goes towards: bringing in 80+ authors every
year to talk on panels and answer audience questions, providing over 500 free books yearly to teens from low-income communities, and the logistics of putting
on a festival of this size in a central location. Help Support NTTBF. Any amount counts! Thank you in advance for supporting literacy in our communities!
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Your Donation Makes It Possable
Contributions to The Friends of the Irving Public Library
helps support the North Texas Teen Festival as well as
many other literary events in our area.
We can not wait to get in. Busses to the North Texas Teen Book Festival
Freinds of the Library Announces "Read While You Wait"
The Friends of the Library and
The Irving Public Library

Announces the Launch

Judge Rodney Adams
"Read While You Wait"
Read While You Wait Program Launcned

Read While You Wait Books

Read While You Wait Launched:

The concept expressed by Judge Rodney Adams of "Read While You Wait" has been launched. Judge Adams thoughts on how much time is wasted in waiting for appointments led him to propose the concept that this time could be used to promote reading for the betterment of our community. Judge Adams works with juvenile visitors to his court and recognizes from his own life, the value of reading.

Together with the Friends of the Library, The Irving Public Library and Judge Adams, baskets have been prepared to contain 17 books each with appeal to all ages. As the books are taken or need replacement, they will be replaced. Waiting rooms, barbershops and any place where waiting takes place especially with young people, will be eligible for the baskets. The books selected to be appealing and encourage reading.

For information on baskets contact The Irving Public Library
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Become a Member of The Friends of the Irving Public Library ...Volunteer with The Friends of the Irving Public Library ... Make a Donation to The Friends of the Irving Public Library
Membership benefits include:
Early admission to the Annual Friends of the Library Warehouse Sale in June. Tax deductible contribution to the Friends.
Admission to the first Wednesday book sale held every month except January, June and July. Receive the quarterly eNewsletter, LibraryLine.
Volunteer opportunities to support the Friends and the Library. Association with other Friends who are dedicated to supporting the Irving Library.
Contribution to keeping Irving Library System among the best in the metroplex.
Warehouse Location: Friends of Irving Public Library - 3000 Rock Island Road - Irving, TX 75060
Mailing Address for: Friends of the Irving Public Library - P.O. Box 152288 - Irving, Tx. 75215-2288
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