Friends of Tennessee Libraries


In his article “Ten Top Tips for Occasional Lobbyists,” lobbyist Stewart Clifton advises advocates for libraries to “Be part of a group and identify yourself as a group member/representative and act accordingly. Lone-ranger lobbyists seldom succeed.”

To add your voice to the voices of Friends of Tennessee Libraries, join using the form below or print out the membership application and send it, along with a check payable to Friends of Tennessee Libraries, to Marcia Flatt, 1436 Howell Lane, Cookeville, TN 38506.

Both individuals and organizations will have access to the following benefits of membership in FOTL:

  • FOTL newsletters each year, both printed and electronic, bringing you news about FOTL projects, activities of other Friends’ groups, and reports about libraries in Tennessee and beyond
  • Daily postings on our Facebook page
  • Current information on our website
  • Grants to support Friends’ projects related to fundraising, membership, and advocacy
  • Awards for outstanding contributions by individuals or groups to Tennessee libraries

To join or renew your membership using your credit card, please complete and submit the form below. If you prefer to join by mail, please print and mail this membership form.


Friend$25/year1–99 Members$25/year
Good Friend$50/year100–399 Members$50/year
Best Friend(You choose:
$100 minimum)
400+ Members$100/year