Friends of the EPL

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The Friends of the Estherville Public Library are the second-largest contributor of funding for library programs and services.  In 2017 alone, over $16,000 were contributed towards the following:

  • Silent Auction Fundraiser
  • Memberships
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Equipment
  • Special Programs for All Ages
  • Little Free Libraries
  • Participation in Community Events
  • Funding to bring in outside speakers

The Friends of the EPL are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, and as such your donations to the organization are tax deductible.  If you require a receipt for tax purposes, contact us at or 713-362-7731.

In January of 2012, the Friends began sending out what will become an annual membership drive letter.  Click here to view / print a copy, which can be used to join this low-cost organization that brings back considerable value to our community.  Those who join will receive a mailed or emailed (your choice) edition of our quarterly newsletter, which gives all of the behind-the-scenes information about upcoming events at your library.