The Friends of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library was formed in October 1976, with 36 individual and family memberships.  Charter member and former president Louise Forshaw, the organization’s historian, writes, “From the outset, the purpose of the Friends has been to promote and support our public library.”

As of February 2023 we have over 200 Friends.

We invite the public to join us in serving the library as Friends members and volunteers.

Your membership dues will help

  •  Meet the annual costs of the library’s innovative programs
  •  Sponsor many library activities, such as the Summer Reading Programs
  •  Allow us to fulfill most of the library’s Wish List
  •  Support author presentations and other adult, teens, and children’s cultural programs
  •  Inform you of library and Friends updates through the newsletter

Benefits of joining 

  • Receiving our Friends newsletter via email
  • Invitations to special events
  • Fun volunteer opportunities

Annual membership costs:

$5 Youth or Library Staff
$15 Individual Membership
$30 Family Membership
$50 Bookworm
$100 Book Lover
$250 Lifetime
$500 Benefactor
$1,000 Proud Patron


Fill out the form below if you are interested:

You can also print the membership form, complete it and mail to:

Friends of TBML
PO Box 213
Las Cruces, NM 88004

After we receive and process it, you will receive a membership card in the mail.

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