TPML receives most of its funding from 1/2 of 1% of local sales taxes collected within the Library District. In 2019 your generous donations to Friends fundraising activities raised over $40,000 of additional revenue.

Core to Friends fundraising efforts is growing the membership. By becoming a Friend of the Tye Preston Memorial Library, you and/or your business contribute to the Library’s growth and development, and ultimately to our community’s greater well being.

New members and renewing members determine their level of involvement in Friends of TPML.  From having your membership dues used to sponsor programs, exhibits, and family-oriented events to actively volunteering for fundraising efforts all around the Library, your contribution is needed and deeply appreciated.


  • 10% discount on books purchased inside the Friends bookstore (other merchandise and books on the outside clearance table are not included)
  • Tax deductible dues and donations
  • Reserved seating at Library musical and entertainment events
  • Priority reservations for Friends events and bus tours
  • Members Only sale preview prior to fundraisers
  • Use of the Library’s shredder (call 830-964-3744 or text 830-253-4942 to schedule time)
  • Voice & vote your ideas at monthly Friends Member/Business Meetings the 3rd Monday of each month
  • Complimentary decal for laptop/notebook/vehicle


  • Tax deductible dues and donations
  • A complimentary window/door cling to show your support for TPML
  • An article highlighting the business is posted on the Library’s Facebook page.
  • ‘Shop Local’ contact information is posted on the Business Friends page of the Library’s website
  • Business member names and logos are displayed on the TV Monitor in the Library lobby


  • Individual -$12
  • Family – $18
  • Business – $30
  • Supporter – $50
  • Patron – $100
  • Collector – $250
  • Lifetime – $1,500


To PAY ONLINE using a Credit/Debit Card or PayPal, click on the purple Join the Friends box below.  After joining or renewing, a complimentary decal for your laptop/notebook/kindle or Business window cling is available for pick up in the Friends bookstore.  Be a Friend and proudly show your support of TPML!

JOIN AT THE LIBRARYGo to the Circulation Desk or Friends bookstore to fill out an application and pay.  A complimentary decal to show your support of the Library is available in the bookstore.  Put it on your laptop/notebook/kindle and be Friend of TPML proud!  Business members receive a complimentary window cling for their place of business.

MAIL IN FORM & PAYMENT:  Send to FOTPML, 16311 South Access Road, Canyon Lake, TX 78133. To print the Membership Application Form click Friends Membership Form 2-19. The link will open in a new window.  Pick up your complimentary decal or Business window cling in the bookstore after joining to show you support TPML.

You’ll be glad you joined, and we’ll be glad to welcome you!

Please go to the Donations Mapping tab to see how 2018 and 2019 donations to Friends were used by TPML to benefit our community.