News and Events

WHAT THERE IS TO LOVE ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

#1 --  The Book Sale in November.  Every November for the last many years (nearly every year for the last 52 years), the Friends of the Library have held their annual Book Sale, recently at the Extraco Events Center, also known as the Heart of Texas Fairgrounds.  This...

East Waco Library Renovations

Waco, Texas (April 10, 2015) – The East Waco Library, located at 901 Elm Avenue, will close this month as renovations get underway to expand and modernize the building.  The last day the library will be open to the public is April 25, 2015. During construction, East...

Spring Cleaning: Friends of the Library Book Drive

April 1 - 30, 2015 the Friends of the Waco McLennan County Library are urging residents to clean out your bookshelves and closets and donate your gently used Books, DVDs, Board Games, and Puzzles to the Friends of the Library Book Sale (which will take place November...

Mini Book Sale – June 5, 2015

Summer is just around the corner, believe it or not! As you fill your tote bags with sunscreen, snacks, and straw hats to head to the beach, the mountains, the pool or even the patio – don’t forget to add the books. To help you add to your summer reading materials,...

2014 Book Sale

The 52nd Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale was held November 6-9, 2014 at the Extraco Events Center, formerly known as the Heart of Texas Fairgrounds.  From watching the crowd receive “Free Book” coupons in line early Thursday morning until the final farewell to...

September 2014 – Annual HEB Book Drive

Summer is ending and the Friends of the Waco McLennan County Library are gathering gently worn books, DVDs, board games, and jigsaw puzzles for their annual November Book Sale. All through the year you can always donate these items at any of the four Waco-McLennan...

Mini Book Sale

The Friends of the Waco McLennan County Library 4th Annual Mini Book Sale will be held two days of the first weekend in June, Friday and Saturday, June 6th and 7th, 2014, at the West Waco Library. Both days the sale will run from 10am until 6pm. For the last few...

HEB Book Drive – September 2013

Look for book donation bins at these local H-E-B stores during the month of September. Bellmead Wooded Acres Woodway And the new H-E-B Plus store on south Valley Mills Drive at Interstate 35! REREAD, REUSE, RECYCLE!!! Books collected all year long at all four Waco...

New Central Library Grand Re-Opening

Please join us!!! Grand Re-Opening on February 23, 2013 1717 Austin Avenue Schedule: Ribbon Cutting: 10 a.m.- Front of the Library Meet the Director: 10:30 a.m.- Meeting Room Storytelling by Ms. Vivian - Children’s area: 11:15 a.m. Live Remote with Giveaways: Power...

Central Library Temporarily Closed

The temporary Central Library branch will be closed beginning, Jan. 27, 2013. The newly remodeled location will open sometime in February. More information will be available at www.wacolibrary.org

2013 Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Library Annual Membership Meeting will be Thursday, January 24 at 4pm. Hear annual reports on Friends Activities, Projects, the Book Sale, Treasurer’s Report and Library Director’s Annual Report. Our program will include guest speakers from Texas...

2013 Book Sale Donations

The Friends of the Library are collecting gently worn or new hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s books, movie videos, DVDs, CDs, recent textbooks and 2009 and new encyclopedias for the Annual Book Sale in November 2013. Donations may be dropped off at any Waco library....

2012 Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Luncheon

The Volunteer Appreciation and Awards luncheon for the Waco-McLennan County Library was held Tuesday, Nov. 11. The following awards were presented. All award winners this year work with the booksale. 25 Year Service Award: Lula Mae Pattillo Shining Star Award: Bryan...

Waco Library Book Sale Marks 50th Year

Book lovers and bargain hunters, take note. You have a wonderful opportunity to do some Christmas shopping and stock up for winter reading at bargain prices when the Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library holds its 50th annual book sale Nov. 1-4 at Waco’s Extraco...

2012 HEB Book Drive

The Friends of the Library are collecting gently worn or new hardbacks, paperbacks, children's books, movie videos, DVDs, CDs, recent textbooks and 2009 and new encyclopedias for the Annual Book Sale in November. The book drive is September 1-30. Look for donation...

Projects and Support 2011

During 2011 the Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library contributed $93,292 that was used for a variety of materials, programs, promotional activities, staff development and supplies at all library locations. These donations allowed the library to provide services...

Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 4 p.m. at the West Waco Library Meeting room. This meeting is open to all interested persons. The annual report will be presented along with the 2012 new member...

HEB Donates 10,000 Books to Waco Library

On Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at the West Waco Library & Genealogy Center, HEB representatives will be here along with one huge truck of books. There will be a large media event combining the delivery of approximately 10,000 books for Story Book Waco and a similar amount...

Volunteer Lunch

The Volunteer Awards and Appreciation Luncheon for all library and booksale volunteers is next Tuesday, December 6th, 11:30 AM at George's. Contact Kim to RSVP.

Book Donations

You may schedule a book donation (4 boxes or more) pick up for 2012 beginning January 9, 2012. You may still drop off book donations anytime throughout the year at the four libraries. Contact the library office (254-750-5974) for further information.

Waco’s Central Library is Open!

The Central Library location of the Waco Public Library has reopened in a new space downtown at 1603 Washington Ave. Visitors may check out books, DVDs, audio CDs and videotapes, use library computers and access other library offerings at the temporary location. The...

Current Projects

So far in 2011, the Friends of the Waco McLennan County Public Library have spent funds to support projects to improve the operations and services of our public libraries. The following is a partial list of the projects funded by the Friends since Jan. 1, 2011. New...

Michael Duncan

In January 2011 Michael Duncan, Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, retired from the Waco McLennan County Library after 38 years of distinguished service. Michael began his career in 1973; a career full of achievement, contribution, spirit, humor, and tireless...