Your support makes a difference. Join Friends of the Arlington Public Library and know that your tax-deductible contribution will be used to provide programming in all branches. Friends supports story times, maker events, author events, Arlington Reads, lectures, summer and winter reading programs, board games, and special programs for children, middle and high school students.
If you prefer to become a member of FOAL or wish to make a donation by mail, checks may be sent to:
Friends of the Arlington Public Library
1015 N Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Please include on your check your email address and if the check is for a donation or membership. Or simply include this information in a note enclosed with your check.
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 county’s operating budget. Cash donations, bequests, securities, all are welcome.
Corporate Giving and Partnerships
Did you know that there is a way to support your public library system in Arlington while meeting your own financial and charitable goals? A planned gift to Friends of Arlington Library (FOAL) supports the community resource you value and can provide you with tax, income and other benefits. The most common way to support FOAL is through a named bequest in your will or beneficiary designation on your IRA account, but those are not the only ways to give. You can also consider other types of planned gift donations. Let us help you explore the many advantageous ways to give and create a customized plan to make a lasting contribution to support your library.
If you have questions or would like more information about supporting Friends of Arlington Library through your estate, please contact our planned giving partner, Jennifer Owens, at the Arlington Community Foundation at 703.243.4785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Martha Koleda Memorial Fund
If you’d like to set up a memorial fund honoring someone who loved books or the library, you may be interested in a memorial fund such as the one set up for Martha Koleda and used to support music programs in the libraries.