Friends of ACU Library raising funds for reading gallery


Jay Moore, author of Abilene History in Plain Sight, will be featured speaker at the Friends of ACU Library's spring banquet on March 30 at 6 p.m. in ACU's Hunter Welcome Center.

This year’s event will support creation of the Reading Commons, a book gallery and reading room to be constructed in the Brown Library. Molly Scherer, communications and development officer for the library, said the reading commons will serve to “cultivate leisure reading by promoting books that are widely recognized as bestselling and critically acclaimed.”  

At the banquet, Moore will discuss Abilene history in the 1950s-60s and Abilene’s transformation into the city it is today. He has produced documentaries on local history and was named the 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Humanities for the State of Texas.

Tickets cost $40 for individuals. Table sponsorships are $1,000 and include a table of eight, event recognition and four autographed Jay Moore books.

Friends of ACU Library was founded in 1966 and helps raise funds for equipment and materials to enhance the university’s library.

Click here to purchase tickets or contact Mollie Scherer at or 325-674-2340 with questions.