Friends of McKinney Libraries

Who Are the Friends?

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization whose mission is to support the library system and enrich the community by providing cultural and life-long learning opportunities. 

Programs Sponsored by the Friends

  • Read Across McKinney - The Friends are instrumental in planning this community project in which a book is chosen for the community to read and discuss. Past events included author visits, luncheons, and a play at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.
  • Financial support for library materials and programs
  • Children’s Summer Reading Program support
  • Cultural and literary programs for adults, including the Adult Review Series

Upcoming Events

  • Reviews will be at Hall Library (downtown) due to construction at the John & Judy Gay Library.
  • All programs are free of charge, with refreshments provided.

March 16
1:30 p.m.
HallSharron Lucky Presents: My Exaggerated Life.
A special collaboration between Pat Conroy and oral biographer Katherine Clark, who recorded two hundred hours of conversations with Conroy before he passed away in 2016.
April 20
7 p.m.
HallJanice Byrd Presents: Finding Dorothy.
This richly imagined novel tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud.
May 18
7 p.m.
HallDave Lieber Presents: Amon. Amon G. Carter, Sr.
Carter not only founded the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, but also had direct historical connections to many major Tarrant County corporations, including Lockheed Martin, Bell Flight, American Airlines, KXAS-TV NBC5, WBAP NewsTalk 820 and General Motors among others.

What Do the Friends Do?

  • As an Active Friend, you can support the library by volunteering to plan projects or events.
  • Or you can choose to be a Silent Partner who supports the group with a membership payment. Your membership supplies the extra funds our library needs to continue to be a valuable asset to our community.
  • You can also show your support by purchasing a Friends Book Bag for $10. These are available at the library circulation desks.
  • You can also support the library by sponsoring a major library event.
  • Check out our new Facebook page.

How Do I Join?

Just print and fill out the membership application. Applications with envelopes are also available at the circulation desks at both libraries. Mail the completed form to the address below with your dues payment or return it in person to either McKinney library.

Membership LevelMembership Dues
Family Friend$50
Business Friend$100
Lifetime Friend$250

Please make checks payable to, and mail to:

Friends of McKinney Libraries

101 E. Hunt St. 

McKinney, TX 75069

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