Evening With Big Bend Author, Elizabeth A. Garcia

  A special reception for members of the Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library begins at 5 at the Hotel Limpia. (Not a member? Buy a membership at the door!) Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served. Followed by a public book-signing and meet-the-author event from 6:30 to 7:30 at the library in Fort […]

2015 Annual Report

What a year it was! Read more about the activities of the Friends in 2015 by visiting this link to our Annual Report. As an added update, we were notified in January 2016 that a grant from Abell-Hanger Foundation in Midland in the amount of $10,000 was awarded to the Friends to replace computers at […]

Thank you, Abell-Hanger Foundation!

  The Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library is very pleased to announce the receipt of a grant to assist the libraries in Fort Davis and Valentine in replacing their computers and network systems. This grant comes to us from the Abell-Hanger Foundation and will provide significant benefits to both communities.

2016 Annual Membership Meeting

The Friends of the Jeff Davis County library is a 501(c)3 non-profit and holds an annual membership meeting each year. The 2016 meeting will be Thursday, January 28, at 6 pm at the library in Fort Davis. Members are welcome to attend and share ideas or suggest projects and activities to support the libraries and […]

Book publishing event is Tuesday, October 20

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Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party is Sunday, September 20 at Hotel Limpia

Three seniors honored with scholarships

The Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library was able to honor three local high school seniors with scholarships at the 2015 graduation ceremonies in Valentine and Fort Davis. Valentine graduate Gabriela Tarango and Fort Davis graduates Tierney Foster and Alexie Sanchez each received $1000 in the form of Nancy Robinson Memorial Scholarships to help […]

Spring plantings and Memorial Day flags grace the terrace

Bikes and kids and books! Oh my!

Ride for Reading was a success as the Fort Davis elementary kids got new books delivered by bicyclists. These books are perfect for summer reading!

Ride for Reading hits the road May 15

On Friday, May 15, starting at 11 a.m. there will be a team of bicyclists delivering free books to more than one hundred students at Dirks-Anderson Elementary in Fort Davis in the “Ride for Reading,” This event was so popular last year that it has been set up to happen again just in time for […]

National Library Week and Poetry Month celebrated

A unique combination of original poems accompanied by artwork, graphic design, and type faces was on display at the Jeff Davis County Library to commemorate both National Poetry Month and National Library Week.  This year the motto selected by the American Library Association is “Unlimited Possibilities at Your Library,” to emphasize the limitless importance of all public […]

7th Annual Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party

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We Once Again Celebrated Texas Books and Authors!

It was a huge turnout for “Meet the Authors” on Thursday, August 7th in the Jeff Davis County Library. Fort Davis historian, Lonn Taylor, shared his witty adventures in compiling his newest book, Texas People, Texas Places.  There were several bouts of laughter.  We also enjoyed the amusing stories of Marcia Daudistel and Bill Wright […]

Library Terrace Dedication

There was a good turnout for the Library Terrace dedication ceremony on Saturday, July 5, as part of the Coolest 4th celebration in Fort Davis, Texas. The Library Terrace, converted from the old, dilapidated, loading dock of the historic Mercantile building which houses the library, provides a pleasant, outdoor seating area, where visitors and residents […]

Three Scholarships Awarded by Friends of the Library

Last night, for the first time ever, the Friends of the Library awarded three graduating seniors each $1,000 Nancy Robinson Memorial Scholarships.  It was a beautiful graduation ceremony in Fort Davis, Texas.  This class of 20 graduates was awarded over $140,000 in scholarships. Jessica Turner has been accepted to Texas State University at San Marcos […]