of the Irving Public Library
A Nonprofit Organization of individuals dedicated
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
* Special purchases.
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Share Tank Donation to The Friends of the Irving Public Libray
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.
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 www.irvingsharetank.com
to learn how you may participate.
BAPS Donation Presentation to The Freinds of the Irving Public Libray
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: http://www.bapscharities.org/usa/
North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF)
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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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.
Freinds of the Library Announces "Read While You Wait"
Friends of the Library and
The Irving Public Library
Announces the Launch
Judge Rodney Adams
"Read While You Wait"
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
to Find out how to:
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
Contribution to keeping Irving Library System among the best in
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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