Doris Padgett Public Library

Friends of the Library

What Is Friends Of The Library?

Incorporated in 2009, the Friends of the Sunnyvale Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose purpose is to maintain an association of persons interested in the library and to focus public attention on library services, facilities and needs. 

For more information on the rules governing the Friends of the Sunnyvale Public Library, see the Bylaws and Standing Rules.

Mission Statement

Friends of the Sunnyvale Public Library exists to promote public knowledge and use of the Sunnyvale Public Library's resources, services, and programs; to encourage the growth and development of the library; and to strengthen and expand the appreciation of the corporation as a cultural and educational asset to the library and the community.

What Friends Do

The Friends of the Sunnyvale Public Library supports the library in ways not possible with Town of Sunnyvale budget allocations alone.  The Town of Sunnyvale provides salaries, utilities and operating expenses for the Library.  Additional support from Friends includes:

    • Provide volunteer support
    • Raise private funds
    • Support children's programs
    • Promote literacy and the love of books
    • Sponsor cultural and literacy events
    • Promote library advocacy in the community and on legislative issues

Meeting Information

The Friends of the Library Board meets three times a year at the Doris Padgett Public Library.  The annual membership meeting of the Friends of the Library is generally held in November.

Membership Information

Membership is open to any individual, family, group, business or corporation interested in the objectives of the Friends.  A membership year is from January 1 to December 31.

Annual membership levels available:

    • Individual - $20.00
    • Family - $40.00
    • Corporate - $100.00
    • Executive - $250.00

Download and print a Membership Application Form.PDF Clip Art

Return your completed application to:

         Friends of the Sunnyvale Public Library
         402 Tower Place
         Sunnyvale, TX 75182-9278

Your membership is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent allowed by law.

Benefits Of Membership

Friends receive several important benefits:

    • Special invitation to library-sponsored events
    • Library newsletter mailings
    • Previews of library book sales
    • Satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to the enrichment of your community

Board of Directors

    • Cindy Bornowski, President
    • Jobi Joseph, Vice-President of Membership
    • Katheryn Martin, Vice-President of Events
    • Georgeann Moss, Secretary 
    • Walt Thomas, Treasurer
    • Steve Blow, Public Relations
    • Michael Giordano
    • Walt McCool
    • Regena Mitschke

Randy Ferguson, Sunnyvale Library Board chair, serves as the Board Liaison to the Friends of the Sunnyvale Public Library.

Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF)

Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA) and the Association for Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA) joined forces on February 1, 2009 to become an expanded division of the American Library Association (ALA).  The new organization is called the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF).

Please visit the ALTAFF website.