Friends of the Highland Park Library

A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the Friends of the Highland Park Library (also known as the Friends) was organized July 28, 1981. Membership is open to all who are interested.


Since its creation in 1981, the Friends has paid half of all costs to automate the Library, purchased computers and other equipment, provided special Story Times, and helped the library in many other ways. Your tax-deductible contribution is sincerely appreciated.


If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please send or take it to the Library in the Town Hall at:

4700 Drexel Drive
Highland Park, Texas 75205-3198

For your convenience, you can fill out the donation form online and print it to send with your donation. We thank you in advance.


Officers for 2023-2024 are:

  • Amanda Lewis, President
  • Amy Jent, VP / President-Elect
  • Jill Tananbaum, Secretary
  • Cliff Braly, Treasurer

Board Members

Current Board Members are:

  • Gayle Allison
  • Jane Beneke
  • Ann Bentley
  • Anita Caldwell
  • Jim Caldwell
  • Mellie Cline
  • Amy Coxe
  • Amy Fikes
  • Jan Hegi
  • Cele Johnsen

  • Carter Meyer
  • Pam Meyer
  • Caren Prothro
  • Margaret Sloman
  • Jackie Stewart
  • Malcolm Turner
  • Jane Wetzel
  • Suzy Williams

Ex Officio Member

  • Kortney Nelson

Homes of the Park Cities

THE HOMES OF THE PARK CITIES is the Friends’ book on the architecture of the Park Cities. It is available in local shops and book stores, as well as on Amazon. The book was written by Virginia McAlester, Willis Winters, and Prudence Mackintosh, and features photographs by Steve Clicque.

Additional Information

If you would like more information about the Friends, please contact the Library Director, Town Librarian, Kortney Nelson, at 214-559-9404.