The West St. Tammany Friends of the Library 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.
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 2023-2024 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.
The completed application form and essay must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2023.
For more information about the scholarship and to download the application, click here.
Our membership program has been on hold ever since we lost our lease at Haddon Hall and with the onset of COVID. We will be discussing the program and sharing our decisions next year. Volunteers are always welcome. If you'd like to volunteer please contact Alice at (479) 244-0503.
2023 Used Book Sales
All book sales are held at the West St. Tammany Friends of the Library 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: March 17-18
The Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany will have a book sale on Friday & Saturday, March 17 & 18 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Low prices on all items:
Hardbacks & audiobooks - $2.00
All paperbacks - $ .50
Everything in the Juvenile Room - $ .25
All Music CDs & DVDs - $ .50
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.
|January 20-21||Used Book Sale|
|February 17-18||Used Book Sale|
|March 17-18||Used Book Sale|
|April 21-22||Used Book Sale|
|May 19-20||Used Book Sale|
|June 16-17||Used Book Sale|
|July 21-22||Used Book Sale|
|August 18-19||Used Book Sale|
|September 15-16||Used Book Sale|
|October 20-21||Used Book Sale|
|November 17-18||Used Book Sale|
|December 15-16||Used Book Sale|
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.
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.
Volunteer & Scholarship Questions: Contact Alice at (479) 244-0503.
Donation Questions: Contact Bob at 504-782-0330
Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany
P. O. Box 3292
Covington, LA 70434