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About Us

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.

We strive to enhance its capabilities by providing support for collections, events, and programs.

OUR IMPACT IN 2019

$417,000

Provided to the Library

DONATE

23,000

Attended Book Talks

FIND AN AUTHOR EVENT

992

Friends Members

BECOME A MEMBER

6,500

Completed Summer Reading

LEARN MORE

72,000

Attended Storytimes

FIND A STORYTIME

10,000

Participated in Maker Events

FIND AN EVENT

We have openings at the Aurora Hills and Shirlington Branches.  If you are a regular patron at Aurora Hills or Shirlington and interested in representing your library on the Board, please contact us at info@arlingtonlibraryfriends.org.

Board of Directors
2018-2019

FOAL Board

President – Kelly Fado
Vice-President – Judith Kindell
Secretary – Jamie Krovontka
Treasurer – Martin Pippins
Aurora Hills – OPEN
Central Library – Rob Hizon
Cherrydale – Kate Summers
Columbia Pike – Sharyn Meister
Glencarlyn – Laura Porter
Plaza Representative – Claire Christian
Shirlington – OPEN
Westover – Gineane Goldsmith
At Large, Membership, and Volunteer Coordinator - Maggie Colston

2019 Board Meetings

Most Board Meetings are held at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy Street.

Friends Board Meeting

May 4 @ 7:00 pm
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22201

Friends Annual Meeting

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201 United States

Annual Meeting at 6:30 pm. All members of FOAL can vote. Agenda and Slate of Officers

Friends Board Meeting

August 3 @ 7:00 pm
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22201

Friends Board Meeting

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

Friends Board Meeting

October 5 @ 7:00 pm
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22201

Friends Board Meeting

November 30 @ 7:00 pm
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22201
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On a personal note, my learning disabled son has always had a strong aversion to reading. Motivated initially by the promise of free burritos, he read no less than 42 books this summer (which is likely more books than he has willingly read over his entire lifetime). This program has built his confidence and fostered a love of reading that, frankly, I was afraid he’d never develop. I can only imagine that there are many others just like him. What a truly wonderful impact you have all had on this community!"

- Arlington Library Patron