Friends of APL

The Friends of the Alpine Public Library is a nonprofit group of citizens who believe that any community is a better place in which to live if that community has a first-rate library.

We act in cooperation with the Alpine Public Library’s director and Board of Directors and serve as liaison between the community and the library. We create public support for and awareness of the Alpine Public Library by supporting children’s programs, video series, workshops, staff training, equipment purchases, building repairs and renovations, landscaping, and special purchases.

We meet at noon on the Tuesday before the second Thursday in January, April, July, and October in the library’s AEP Multipurpose Room.

Become a Friend of the Alpine Public Library. Your membership gifts are tax deductible.

The annual membership categories are:

  • Individual/Family $35.00/year
  • Business $100.00/year
  • Best Friend $100.00+/year
  • Ongoing Monthly Donations

To join, stop by the circulation desk of the Alpine Public Library or download the We-would-love-to-be-your-Friend file (116kb PDF file), complete the form and send it with your payment to:

Membership FAPL
Alpine Public Library
805 W. Avenue E
Alpine, Texas 79830

Mission Statement

In appreciation of the role the library plays in the quality of life in the Big Bend area, the Friends of the Alpine Public Library work to provide and strengthen library services and support a varied menu of programs for the citizens of our area, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Alpine Public Library and its Board of Directors.


Lee Smith, president
Betty Fitzgerald, vice president
Marilyn Dill, secretary
Kathy Bork, membership chair