Friends of Sims Library

The Friends of Sims Library is a non-profit group created in 1982 to foster closer relations between Sims Library and the citizens of Ellis County. During the past two decades, the Friends of Sims Library has been invaluable in raising the funds to support various library programs and special events.

Friends meet at Sims Library the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m.
All meetings are open to the public.


Our Friends of the Library:


  • Work as Volunteers

  • Sponsor Teens, Children, and Adult Programs

  • Purchase Equipment and materials

  • Sponsor Fundraising Events

  • Host Fundraising Events

  • Offer Cultural Programming

Contact the Friends

Membership Levels


All memberships are renewable on an annual basis, except the Lifetime Membership

Individual                     $15

Family                          $30

Benefactor                    $50 or more

Patron                           $100 or more

Business                       $250 or more

Lifetime Member         $1,000 or more in a five year period


All membership dues and donations made to Friends of Sims Library are 


Checks may be mailed to:


Friends of Nicholas P. Sims Library
515 W. Main St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Hello Friends,
Sims Library has been named the 2017 Non-Profit of the Year by the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce! The Friends of Sims Library are proud to help support a great institution that is in the community and making a difference. We ask that you join us in helping the library continue their mission of impacting the community.
The work we do helps finance innovative programs for the library. Like the Summer Reading Program, a program that keeps kids engaged and continues their learning throughout the year. Our volunteers also help with events such as the Candlelight Tour. A first for the library, this event helped showcase the historical and architectural aspects of the library. Maybe you attended one of our fun nighttime events like Kickoff Karaoke where patrons and staff sang and danced to their favorite songs?
All of these events are highlights from the past few months for the Friends and Sims Library, but none of it could happen without the support of our community. Will you help us continue strong through 2018? Any little bit that you can do helps and keeps us going!
Elias Carreon
Friends of Sims Library President

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515 W. Main St. Waxahachie, TX 75165