Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany

About the Friends

Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany is an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization whose mission is to help the library with additional funding generated through monthly book sales and a book auction. The group has been supporting the library for over 30 years.


  • President: Alice McNeal
  • Vice President: David Reiter
  • Secretary: Brenda Garner
  • Treasurer: Brandi D'Angelo

Lisabeth Millard Scholarship

The Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany – “Lisabeth Millard Scholarship" is a $2,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior who will be attending an accredited four (4) year college or university starting in the 2024-2025 school year.

The scholarship will be paid in the amount of $500.00 per academic year in installments of $250.00 for the spring and fall semesters. The total amount over a four (4) year academic program is $2,000.00.

The student must reside in St. Tammany Parish to be eligible to receive the scholarship.

This year's scholarship is currently closed. Please check back later to enter the scholarship for the 2024-2025 school year.

Recipients of the 2024 Lisabeth Millard Scholarship

The first recipient is Susannah Donoghue, daughter of Brandy Fairburn and Mark Donoghue. She graduated from Mandeville High School earlier this month and plans to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and major in Computer Science.

The second recipient is Veronica Ise, daughter of Erica Ise. She graduated from Mandeville High School earlier this month and plans to attend Tulane University and major in Neuroscience and Marine Biology on a pre-vet track.

Used Book Sales

All book sales are held at the Friends of the Library of West St .Tammany building located at 1301 N. Florida St. in Covington, near the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds. Find books, DVDs, music and audio CDs , and some puzzles from $3. There is often a large selection of home school items as well as children's books. All proceeds support St. Tammany Parish Libraries.

Upcoming Sale: July 19 & 20

The Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany will have a book sale on Friday & Saturday, July 19th and 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Items starting as low as 25 cents!

Special collections, vintage books, and book sets are individually priced.

The Friends are taking donations but ask for NO audio cassettes, VHS tapes, encyclopedias, or vinyl records. Please leave donations on our front porch by the door. Don’t leave donations on our back porch; they’ll be exposed to the weather.

2024 Sale Dates

  • July 19 & 20
  • August 16 & 17
  • September 20 & 21
  • October 18 & 19
  • November 15 & 16
  • December 13 & 14

Free Books

We also have a “free books” table available on the porch of our building located at 1301 N Florida St. in Covington every day. Please come by and take any of the books you wish.

Silent Auction Information

A Silent Auction is held in a glass case at the Covington Library. Books up for auction are high-value in various subjects and are in almost new condition but with very low starting bids. The selection of books changes each month. Bids are taken at the circulation desk and winners who have made the top bid are notified by phone.

Auction List for July 2024:

  • The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker – Starting Bid: $9
    2 DVDs & all cartoons from the magazine. Retail: $30
  • The Great Book of Wildfowl Decoys – Starting Bid: $9
    Beautifully illustrated decoys from around the world. Retail: $30
  • The Tree Where Man Was Born – Starting Bid: $10
    More than 100 photos & stories from Africa. First edition. Retail: $35
  • The Tree: Wonders Of The Natural World – Starting Bid: $7
    Beautiful photos of trees around the world. Retail: $25
  • David Yarrow: Storytelling – Starting Bid: $20
    Stunning collection of images and photographs. Retail: $6
  • The Book Of Saints – Starting Bid: $10
    A day-to-day beautifully illustrated encyclopedia. Retail: $35
  • The Secret Garden – Starting Bid: $3
    New bonded leather with classic illustrations and ribbon marker of this beloved children’s story. Retail: $10
  • Our Fifty States - National Geographic - Starting Bid: $5
    An illustrated guide for each state.  Retail: $15
  • Jane’s Fighting Ships and Aircraft of WWII – Starting Bid: $25
    Boxed Set of Thousands of Ships and Aircraft. Retail: $60
  • Norman Rockwell: Illustrator - Starting Bid: $6
    Over 400 illustrations and 6 prints with captions by Rockwell. Retail: $20
  • Martha Steward Weddings – Starting Bid: $7
    Inspiration and ideas for the most beautiful wedding ever. Retail:25
  • Collected Works of C.S. Lewis – Starting Bid: $7
    Three works complete in one volume. Retail: $25

Volunteer and Donate

Volunteer with the Friends!
Teens and adults are welcome to volunteer at our building every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. As a special thank you, volunteers will receive 1 free book per service hour. To find out more about volunteering or set up a training orientation call Alice at (479) 244-0503.

We appreciate and are grateful for your book donations. They can be brought to 1301 N. Florida Street, Covington, LA 70433 on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 am-2 pm when volunteers are here to assist you. Please note that we don’t accept encyclopedias, magazines, LP records or VHS tapes. We can provide a receipt for your donations if you choose.

Contact the Friends

Physical Address
1301 N. Florida St.
Covington, LA 70433

Mailing Address
Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany
P. O. Box 3292
Covington, LA 70434


Phone (985) 900-2160

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