It’s time for the Summer Reading Program for Children, and Adults. Sign up here.
We are UNABLE to accept any book donations at this time. Read more.

BOOKS ARE ONLY THE BEGINNING

Due to construction at the Aurora Hills Library, their FOAL bookstore is temporarily closed.

WHO WE ARE

The Friends of the Arlington Public Library (FOAL) is a volunteer organization established to support our public library system in Arlington, Virginia. Our mission is to enable a strong, vibrant, engaged community using our libraries as a place to read, learn, work, create, congregate, and share ideas.

Arlington’s public library system is an incredible resource for increasing literacy and strengthening our community, and we strive to enhance its capabilities. To do so, we fund and support special events and programs at all branches, promote literacy through reading programs, and host storytimes and author events.

WHAT WE DO

The Friends of the Arlington Public Library help provide events and activities for our community throughout the year at all of our library locations and beyond.

Friends Board Meeting

July 13 @ 7:00 pm
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Friends Board Meeting

September 14 @ 7:00 pm
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22201
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Friends Board Meeting

October 5 @ 7:00 pm
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22201
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Spring Book Sale Postponed to October

October 22 - October 25
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22201 United States
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Friends Board Meeting

November 30 @ 7:00 pm
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22201
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It's funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed.”

- Paula Poundstone