Pictured here are officers of the Friends of Leon Valley Public Library. Left to right: Vice President Bea Miller, President Carol Poss, Secretary Darleen Campbell, Library Director Sandy Underwood, and Treasurer Barbara Fryer.

Since 1977, the Friends of the Leon Valley Public Library, a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization, has been the support organization for the Leon Valley Public Library.

Combining the interests of both residents and business, the Friends have ensured that the Library has the extra resources that it needs to continue to be the “heart” of the city.  The Friends have raised money and provided volunteers for projects, furnishings, supplies, matching grants, and programs for every age group.


    The next Fall Book Sale at the library annex will be held on Thursday, September 28th, and Friday, September 29th, from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  The usual Friends-only sale will be held on Wednesday, September 27th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. We have a large selection of hardback and paperback books by popular authors.  They are in good to excellent condition.  We also have books which are signed by the authors and books which have been researched and are offered at reduced cost from the booksellers' prices.
    Posted Sep 10, 2017, 7:47 AM by Friendsof LVPL
    Breakfast with Santa/Leon Noel will be held Saturday, December 2nd, 2017.  This will be our 29th annual celebration.  A la carte breakfast tacos, coffee, hot chocolate, doughnuts, buñuelos, and fruit cups will be served.  There will be live music and of course, that special guest---Santa Claus will be there.  The event is fun for all ages.  Leon Noel, a special companion event, includes quality crafts and a Silent Auction.  Advance tickets will be on sale at the library shortly before the event.  Tickets cost $5.00 and will purchase $6.00 worth of food, photographs with Santa, and/or crafts at the Friends' table.
    Posted Sep 10, 2017, 7:45 AM by Friendsof LVPL
    One of our dear Friends passed away recently.  Gladys Nixon was one of the people who helped organize the original library housed in the mobile home building on Evers Road.  Members of the Leon Valley Development Committee and many others opened the Northwest Community Library in 1977 (later named the Leon Valley Public Library).  She continued to serve as a supporter and volunteer until she became ill several years ago.  Gladys was truly a happy person and had a ready smile for everyone.
    Posted Sep 10, 2017, 7:32 AM by Friendsof LVPL
  • Leon Valley Historical Display at the Library
    The educational geological display in the library display case has been enjoyed for quite some time by children and adults alike. Many thanks to Mike McDonald for sharing his expertise, minerals, and artifacts with us! 
    We now have a mock-up board showcasing what Leon Valley looked like a hundred years ago.  It was constructed by Barbara Fryer a few years back and has been refurbished with new miniatures depicting Leon Valley as it looked then.  You might like to read about what you would be doing if you lived here at that time, such as raising chickens, pigs, cows, horses, or mules; milking cows; gathering eggs; growing crops; and so forth.  Next time you're in the library, take a look!
    Posted Dec 29, 2015, 5:29 PM by Friendsof LVPL
  • Friends Named 2013 Small Community Advocate of the Year
    Congratulations to all the Friends members.  We have been named a 2013 Small Community Advocate of the Year by the Small Community Libraries Round Table Texas Library Association!  This award is for our dedication to our library and community and is 1 of only 2 Friends organizations named in Texas.  Good Work!
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 1:27 PM by Amy Watson
  • Children's Wing Exploration with Bob and Howard
    Please visit the Children's Wing construction project on this web site to see the entire story of the construction from start to finish.  Go along with Bob and Howard, the construction duckies, to see what a fantastic amount of work went into the new addition.  It was really heart-warming to see  the participation of so many people---the fire, police, and public works departments, city staff members, library volunteers, and patrons and the construction crew. Thank you, all of you, for a magnificent job!
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 1:28 PM by Amy Watson
  • Leon Valley: Images of America
    The Leon Valley photographic history books (Leon Valley: Images of America) have now been published and are on sale at the library.  The book, published by Arcadia Press, consists of 128 pages with 194 photos.  The book celebrates the history of Leon Valley covering the early pioneers, the city's growth, civic events, and much more.  The book is $21.99 and to date is the first history of Leon Valley published since the early cook books.
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 1:29 PM by Amy Watson
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