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Causes: Education

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53 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Barbara Bush library recently celebrated their 40th year of serving the northwest Harris County community. Throughout those years the Friends have provided supplemental funds to enhance programming, the collection and provide for other needs. It is the busiest branch in the Harris Count Library System.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Friends of the library were responsible for the founding of this library in the NorthWest area of Harris County. They continue to this day to promote and support excellent library services to the communty.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Barbara Bush Library Friends has made it possible for the Spring community to enjoy numerous programs for adult, young adult and children. They are an asset for our community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a forever library user, and The Friends group at The Barbara Bush Library makes my library even better! New to texas, i joined the Friends' Board as away to meet new folkls. Volunteersman the Friends' bookstore, we provide funds for new ebooks, offers stimulating programs and social events all ages, and actively supports the summer reading program for the young people in the community. The Board is active, involved, and always looking for new faces and new ideas.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization has been a part of my life since 1999. I have even involved my family in their activities. They provide things for the library the County cannot afford to supply. Libraries are an essential part of any community and this organization enhances their presence.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Friends supplement the County funding for this library, helping to make it a great asset for our community. The library provides print and electronic resources, popular classes, and programs for all ages from infants to seniors. This group has been called the "Rock Star" of Texas Friends groups.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Would be lost without our library. So much outreach to the public,children,adults,seniors alike. A real asset to our community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Barbara Bush Harris County Library offers amazing services and exemplary creativity in serving the public. Much of this is made possible by the Cypress Creek Friends of the Library. This organization is a model for what it means to support literacy and learning in America.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a mature client with mobility issues I have found the library staff to be gracious, informed, and interested in my needs and requests. They have been particularly accommodating with my ipad usage of audio and ebooks.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This branch of the Harris County Library System is a resource this community cannot possibly do without. I have been a borrower and a member of one of its book clubs for the last seven years and just recently, became of member of the Friends board. To say I spend a lot of time here at the Barbara Bush branch, is an understatement but I'm not alone in that. It is one of the most heavily used branches in the system as evidenced by the number of books that pass in and out of circulation. Their children's programs are many and varied, from infants to elementary students. The community outreach is significant, with a considerable number of volunteers who assist the small staff that has survived the cutbacks. I'm constantly amazed at the countless hours Nancy Agafitei, our branch librarian works to efficiently oversee this library and all of its programs. Thanks, Nancy and your staff, for all you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The first thing I did when I retired in 2006 was join the afternoon book club at the Barbara Bush branch and have read every book on our list and, except when I'm out of town, have attended the discussion every month. Nancy Agafitei, the branch librarian, is tireless in promoting the branch to the community and has made it one of the most active branches in the system. I also use the database for research in my work as a volunteer docent for the adjacent Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. My life without the Cypress Creek Barbara Bush branch library? Unthinkable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I don't know that we would have the Barbara Bush Library without the Friends. They really pushed for the new library and now that it is built they really help keep it the best in the county. They support the library financially and with volunteer hours.