The Friends of the Friona Public Library was established in 1968 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its mission was to offer additional support to the library after the city took over its daily operations. Those beginning members had the ability to foresee the needs of our library and worked tirelessly to see this organization take root.
In 1982 the new library building was completed with the help of Friona State Bank which donated the land for the new building. The Friends oversaw the painting of the Friona 1910 Main Street mural by Bobby Wied as a thank you to the Sybil B. Harrington Foundation’s contribution. In 2000, the building renovation was completed with help from the Friends. In 2006-2008 the Endowment Committee was established and created the endowment fund with the Amarillo Area Foundation. This endowment account earns money to fund the Founder’s Memorial Scholarship.
Over 50 years later, the mission to enhance the programs of the library is stronger than ever. Although the library is supported by the City of Friona, without the help of the Friends, many programs would not be possible.
109 W. 7th St. | Friona, TX 79035 | Phone (806) 250-3200 | Fax (806) 250-2185 Open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.• Closed On Saturdays