Welcome to the South Montgomery County Friends of the Library (SMCFOL) website.   We are a non-profit organization that supports the South Regional and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Branches of the Montgomery County Library System. Our contributions allow the libraries to offer programs and resources beyond what the county budget covers.

The Friends of the Library has subsidized programs such as book clubs for tots, tweens, teens and seniors, job fairs, family game nights, dancing, knitting, and Library Lite, a health & wellness program. The SMCFOL also contributes money to purchase books and other media, supplies and equipment not afforded by the annual budgets. The exceptional staff conceives programs that make the libraries centers for fun and education for the entire community.  The Friends assist them in implementing those plans.

The SMCFOL generates revenue through annual book sales, and the proceeds from the two Friends Rooms (the book shops located at the library branches) and internet sales. Membership dues and contributions are additional sources of revenue.

Refer to our schedule of events to see when our next meeting or book sale will be. The general meetings typically have entertaining and informative programs as well as tempting refreshments.  One of our most popular programs featured Nature and Travel writer Gary Clark and his photographer with Kathy Clark sharing their adventures in Texas’s Big Bend Park.

Be sure you stop in and explore the Friends Room the next time you are in your neighborhood library. Many paperbacks are 50 cents and most hardcovers are $2.00. The supply of fairly current magazines, videos, DVDs, and audio books are also popular and well-priced. New material arrives daily, so come often.


It’s great being a Friend! We’d love to include you, so if you are interested in joining the Friends of the Library, just download and print the form or pick one up at the Friends Room.