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This is an exciting time for the William T. Cozby Public Library. In June the library will celebrate 40 years of service to the community.  In 2015, construction is scheduled to begin on the expansion of the library facility that will include spaces for a business center, creative learning, study rooms, and gathering. To start off this wave of good news, the Friends of the Coppell Public Library was recently revived by a dedicated group of Coppell residents and are now conducting a membership drive.

The Friends of the Coppell Public Library was originally formed in February of 1993. That original organization disbanded in 2003, but in 2012 a decision was made to revive the Friends. In July of 2013, the Friends were officially reinstated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

The vision of the Friends is to build a community of library advocates in order to enhance the William T. Cozby Public Library experience by creating public awareness, fostering community spirit, and bringing new programs to the library. To date the charity has collected money through the sale of books in the library lobby, memberships, donations and most recently the sale of Friends of the Coppell Public Library tote bags, now available at the library.

The Friends of the Coppell Public Library will be having their Annual Meeting on May 3 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the library located at 177 N. Heartz Rd. in Coppell. The meeting is an opportunity to meet new Friends, understand the role of the group and plan for fund raising activities for the year ahead. It is open to current and future Friends.

The Friends of the Coppell Public Library invite you to consider supporting your library through membership, volunteering, donations and advocacy. Your contributions go directly to supporting the library during this exciting time of growth and development.  You can join online at coppellfriends.org or stop by William T. Cozby Public Library to pick up a membership application. Contributions are tax deductible.