"The purpose of this organization shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in books and libraries; to focus public attention on library services, facilities and needs; to accept donations of books, desirable collections, endowments, bequests and money; and to engage in fundraising activities on behalf of the library."
Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month, and are open to the public.
The FRIENDS sponsor year-round programs for adults, children and teens. We provide funding for the annual Literary Festival and its guest authors. We help the Durango small-business community through workshops. We have purchased toddler-friendly computers for the Children's library.
Everywhere you go in the library, you'll encounter FRIENDS' contributions, big and small!
2023 Bookmark Awards winners
From left to right: Greer Corley (Elementary), Charlie Downing (Elementary), Ema Munoz Ropotica (Middle School), Graham Wendland (Middle School), River Horner (High School) and Haley Hurst (High School).
2024 Book Sales
March 7-9 (March 7 - Annual meeting & Friends-only sale) July 12-13 Nov. 8-9
Join The Friends Today!
Wouldn't you like to be a FRIEND? Get a membership form at the library front desk, the Friends' bookstore or click print one to fill out.
Memberships are just $10 per year. Or, "Friend" your entire family for just $15 per year. Life-long memberships may be purchased for $200.