Here are the current members of your hardworking and dedicated Friends of Evelyn Meador Board:
Back row l-r:
Betty Heverly (Vice President), Suzanne Milby, John Dolan, John Blalock, Martha Daniel, Murray Epstein, Randy Anderson, Jim Hargrove
Front row l-r:
Kathy Viscariello, Anna DeWald, Carmen Bredeson, Mary Sue Anton, Mary Goeckler (Treasurer), Barbara Whelton, Marianne Kolar (President)
Not pictured: Ronica Hall, Sue Harral, Mike Landolt, Marilyn McCollom, Kevin O’Boyle,Cindy Pickett, Sherry Pirtle, Lela Quarles (Secretary) and Pat Wilson.
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Monday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Friends Bookstore is staffed by volunteers and may not always be open during advertised hours. For volunteer opportunities, please contact Carmen Bredeson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations of gently used books, CD’s and DVD’s can be dropped off at the Bookstore during the above hours.
We received a large donation of cookbooks recently. Cookbooks on the cart in the hallway are $2 each plus tax. For each cookbook purchased, you can place your name in a drawing for a $5 gift certificate for any items in our bookstore. Thank you for your continued support of our wonderful library!
During the summer of 2015, the Friends of Evelyn Meador commissioned Houston artist Paige Moore to design and paint a wall mural for the bookstore. The mural reflects the beautiful Galveston Bay coastline that is so dear to us and also captures the magic of books with the following quote:
“There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away.”
Friends Membership Information
The Friends of Evelyn Meador Library have pledged to work with Harris County and the City of Seabrook to make our new branch library a wonderful resource for our coastal community. Our fundraising campaign will help purchase upgraded furnishings and equipment that are aesthetically appealing and that will enhance the overall quality of the new library.
There are many levels of giving. As a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible and donors will be provided with receipts. Please help us build a state of the art library for the citizens of Seabrook and the surrounding area. Your gift will make a lasting contribution to this community!
History of Evelyn Meador Library – Seabrook, Texas
The Friends group was founded in 1985 by a small group of interested Seabrook citizens. The initial size of the library was to have been 4,500 square feet. However, the Friends wanted a larger library and meeting room for community use and raised the additional funds needed through book sales, donations and a Buy-a-Brick program. Through their efforts the library was expanded to 7,217 square feet. The President of the Friends at the time of the library opening was Jim Hargrove.
After Hurricane Ike in 2008, the original building was closed due to damage. Plans for a new library were already under way and with funding assistance from the City of Seabrook, a new state-of-the-art facility was completed in 2011. The new Evelyn Meador Library reopened on June 28th, 2011, two days after the 23rd anniversary of the original opening in 1988. The current building was designed and built to be environmentally green and was awarded LEED Gold certification in April, 2012. The Evelyn Meador Branch Library was the first Harris County owned facility to be awarded this distinction.
History of the Friends of Evelyn Meador
The Friends of Evelyn Meador work with Harris County and the City of Seabrook to make our library a wonderful resource for our coastal community. Our fundraising efforts help purchase furnishings, materials and equipment as well as support the year-round Children’s Programs.
There are many levels of giving. As a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible and donors will be provided with a receipt. Donations of gently used books, DVD’s and CD’s are also a good way to support our program (as well as volunteering)!
Please help us build a state of the art library for the citizens of Seabrook and the surrounding area. Your gift will make a lasting contribution to this vibrant community!