Lovett Memorial Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization established in the 1950s to provide support for the library. The Friends central mission is to promote knowledge of the functions, services, and needs of the library as well as to facilitate and stimulate improvements to library services, collections, and to advance overall outreach activities and programs.
Lovett Memorial Library receives funding from its Friends of the Library organization. Specifically, the Friends group funds the library’s annual Summer Reading Program and related activities. In addition, the group is also responsible for the annual Library Book Sale which occurs yearly in the month October.
The group relies, not only on its fund-raising activities, but on the dues of its members to provide services and much-needed funding to Lovett Memorial Library. New members are necessary and welcome. Meetings are held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every third Monday in the auditorium of the library unless notified of change. Membership applications are available for download here or at the front desk of the library. For more information, contact (806) 669-5780.
Annual membership fees are as follows:
Individual memberships — $5
Family Memberships — $15
Business Memberships — $25
Lifetime Memberships — $100
The 2015-2016 Friends of the Library slate of officers include the following:
President, Ron Schmidt
Vice President, Jeff McCormick
Secretary, Frances May
Treasurer, Marie Niccum
Corresponding Secretary, Jo Schroeder
Besides the annual book sale and the annual Summer Reading Program, the Friends of the Library are currently making possible a project to convert and to preserve the City of Pampa Directories in digital format. These historic directories date back from 1929 to the present.