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Hamilton Public Library

Friends of the Hamilton Public Library



To provide support for the Hamilton Public Library, encourage literacy, and present programs of interest to the public.


The Friends of the Library was organized in 1984 and incorporated in 1991 exclusively for charitable, literary, and educational purposes. The FOL has been designated as a not for profit, 509 (a)(2) Public Charity under the name of Friends of the Library – Hamilton County, Texas organization.  Specifically, the Friends of the Library provides financial assistance to the Hamilton Public Library; promotes literacy and interest in and use of the library, and presents educational programs of interest to the community.


The Friends of the Library is governed by a board of directors led by a slate of officers elected on an annual basis. Our current officers include:

  • Valerie Krehmeier, President
  • Becky Wells, Secretary
  • Esther Jones, Treasurer

Get Involved! Become a Friend

    • How to Join

      Becoming a Friend is easy...membership is open to anyone interested in actively supporting the Hamilton Public Library through volunteer efforts. Download an application here.

      • Dues may be paid using the donate button at the top right of this page. Please make a note: "Friends membership."
      • OR brought to the next Friends meeting.
    • You’re invited to attend a meeting...from 5 pm to 6 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Hamilton Public Library, one block east of the square in Hamilton, Texas.

    • Donate

      Contributions to the We Love Our Library annual pledge campaign... should be made payable directly to the Hamilton Public Library. Gifts and donations may also be directed to the library as memorials or in honor of friends, family, and other loved ones.

    • Volunteer

      The Friends support the Hamilton Public Library in a variety of ways... As a member, you may choose to volunteer for:

      • Regular volunteer hours in the library
      • Monitoring AR testing after school and during the summer
      • Story time, summer reading program
      • Special events

Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated!

By-Laws for Friends of Hamilton Public Library