Since then, the Westbank group has raised enough cash to buy:
- The Mark Twain Statue
- The Backyard Dragon
- The Giving Tree
- And the Bubble Machines
- As well as to provide scholarships to outstanding young library volunteers.
Westbank friends have consistently maintained their goals right from the beginning. The 2013 board expanded Westbank community to the Friends organization.
Each Spring, Westbank Library award scholarships to graduating teens who have volunteered a minimum of fifty (50) hours over a minimum of 2 semesters at the Westbank Community Library. Hours are confirmed by library staff.
Westbank Library Student Scholarship
In April 2022, the group commit to award two (2) scholarships within the amount of $1,000 each.
Applications are going to be emailed to eligible applicants beginning March 1, 2022.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen qualified for admission to an accredited college or university. A reference letter from an adult who isn’t a relative or Westbank Library staff must be submitted by email to: [email protected]
Funds are going to be disbursed upon proof of enrollment. Failure to enroll in an accredited institution will end in forfeiture of the scholarship award.
The scholarship award is not renewable. Members of westbank organization will determine all scholarship award recipients.
Over the years, the westbank group work days with a single goal of completing a specific project.
Participants must be at least 13 years old, and a parent or guardian is required to sign a waiver on behalf of those under the age of 18 years.
HOW TO BECOME A DONOR:
ONLINE: Go to westbank official website, Click the Donate tab on the page and it will redirect you to PayPal where you can make your donation. After your donation, the Friends will be notified of your donation.
You are expected to provide your contact information after donation for westbank group to reach and express their thanks.
IN PERSON: You can fill a donation form at the desk of either library branch. The library staff will process your check, cash or credit card payment and notify the Friends of your donation.
BY MAIL: Complete the Donation Form found in the westbank group official website and mail it with your donation to:
Friends of the Westbank Library
1309 Westbank Drive
Austin, TX 78746
For more enquiries, contact the westbank friends via their email: [email protected]