Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

Who are the friends?

Friends is a community-based volunteer organization devoted to the enhancement of the Texas County Libraries. Friends provides help in two specific areas: funding and public relations. All proceeds from selling "gently used" books and other fundraisers are given to the library to help support it's needs. Donations and volunteers are always encouraged and welcome! All donations are tax deductible. If you are looking for a way to help your community and have some fun in the process, volunteers are WANTED!

Licking FOL: Licking's Friends run The Book Nook; a used bookstore ran by volunteers. They have used their proceeds to enhance Licking's branch with new handmade shelves, chairs, maintenance on the building and the gazebo that sits outside!  They also provide funding for children's activities at the library.  Interested in becoming a Friend of the Licking Library?  Annual membership is $3 for an individual and $5 for a family.  They hold meetings on the 3rd Thursday @ 1pm every month at Moma D's on Main St. in Licking.


The Book Nook:

Location: 112 S. Main Licking, MO INSIDE Texas County Museum of Art & History

Hours: Monday & Tuesday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 573-674-4799

Houston FOL: Houston Friends They have used their proceeds to donate books to Houston's collection, and bought a beautiful cabinet for Houston's rare books. Friends of the Library membership is $5 per year. 


 Cabool FOL: Cabool Friends are currently meeting the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. Meetings are held at the Cabool Library.

Summersville FOL: Summersville Friends of the Library meet on the 2nd Monday of each month @ 5 p.m. inside Summersville Library. Small but active, the group funds many of Summersville Branch’s numerous activities and special needs. Contact Kathie Cox @ or 417-932-5261 for more information about the group.