Your support makes a difference. Your tax-deductible contribution goes toward materials, programs and events, and helps to grow our endowment. The Friends of the Arlington Public Library welcome donations in the following ways:
Unrestricted donations to the Friends
Martha Koleda Memorial Fund
To donate to the Martha Koleda Memorial Fund online please use the Donate via PayPal button on this page or to donate by check send it to the Central Library indicating Martha Koleda Memorial Fund.
Send a check by mail
Checks may be sent to Friends of Arlington Public Library, 1015 N Quincy St. Arlington, VA 22201
Restricted donations to the Friends
Monetary contributions in support of specific branch service are accepted if the request is within the Library’s collection guidelines and scope of service.
“Buy A Book!”
To commemorate a birthday, an anniversary, for a memorial or just for the fun of it! With a donation of $25 a bookplate with the name of someone you’d like to pay tribute to will be placed in a new book. Look for a “Get Your Name in a Book” donation envelope for at all libraries, or get the form online.
Friends of the Library Life Membership. For a donation of $250 you can be a Friend for Life and enjoy the unique privileges that come with being a Friend of the Library for years to come.
The Friends began a Fund in 1995 to support the Library materials collection – its currency, its depth, its future. The Arlington Community Foundation, founded in 1991 to offer organizations a low-cost stewardship of philanthropic funds, manages the Fund. The Friends intent is to grow the Fund and then to use the annual interest to purchase materials in areas not adequately supported by the operating budget. Cash donations, bequests, securities, all are welcome. For further information email us.
Remembering the Friends of Arlington Public Library in your will is a meaningful way to make a lasting difference. Bequests to the Friends benefit the library in many ways. For information about how to make a planned gift please email us.
Please contact the Friends via email at FOALinformation@gmail.com.