Who Are We?

Founded in 1998, the Friends of the Bastrop Public Library, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the Bastrop Public Library.

The original board of directors included Dixie West, a lifetime member, Terrence B. Harris, and Carlene Tomlin. There were 25 original members.



What is the Friends Mission?

According to official bylaws of the organization, the mission of the Friends is:

  • To develop additional funds and resources for the Bastrop Public Library.

  • To serve as an advocate and voice for the Library.

  • To promote cultural, educational, and informational exchange.

  • To heighten public awareness of the Library.



Board of Directors 2018-1019


President                                    Elizabeth Sims

Secretary                                    Susan Dufour

Treasurer                                    Barbara Durkin

V.P. of Membership & Volunteers  Terri Bigsby

V.P. of Fundraising/Book Sales   Grace Dacy

V.P. of Publicity & Outreach       Vacant

Board Members-at-Large

Maxine Davenport

Dianne Tripp

Dawn East

Angela Plunkett

Rob Bigsby