The Friends of the Mansfield Public Library is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1965 that supports the library through fundraising, promotion and advocacy. The Friends use the money they raise to purchase things for the library that otherwise wouldn’t be possible, as well as fund the annual, citywide Mansfield Reads! program.
Who We Are
The Friends is an organization made up entirely of volunteers that live in and around Mansfield, Texas. If you would like to get involved, please check out our open positions below and the different ways you can help.
We meet the second Tuesday each month at 6 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. There are no meetings in July, August or December.
2016 Board Members
- Carol Ann Grantham, President
- Robert Lee, Vice President, General
- Lindsey Perkins Wade, Vice President, Mansfield Reads!
- Paula Highfill, Treasurer
- Cris Slimak, Secretary
Mansfield Reads! Co-Chair: Chris Wagner
Works with VP, Mansfield Reads! to put on annual event.
Book Sales Coordinator: Shelley Daunis
Organizes book donations, works with book buying company and stocks front lobby book sale area with books.
Membership/Donor Coordinator: Open
Works on strategy for increasing giving, growing donor base and increasing Friends membership.
Giving Day Coordinator: Open
Organizes everything for North Texas Giving Day, coordinates or secures challenge funds, and creates marketing plan to maximize donations.
Grant Coordinator: Open
Identify grant opportunities and complete applications.
Store Coordinator: Dee Lemser
Orders and stocks items for sale, such as pencils, erases, headphones, etc., at library front desk.
Display Coordinator: Open
Responsible for display in lobby area, plus Friends vertical display case year-round and putting up & taking down of Christmas tree.
Historian: Chris Wagner
Responsible for updating organization’s scrapbook with thank you notes, newspaper clippings, etc.
Website Coordinator: Lindsey Perkins Wade
Updates website & social media platforms with new events & news, post meeting minutes and agendas, etc.