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

Other Ways To Give

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.

Pay Pal

Donate online using PayPal.

By Mail

Checks may be sent to:
Friends of the Arlington Public Library
1015 N Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201

Amazon Smile

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Want to help support the Friends with your Amazon purchases?

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Select Friends of the Arlington County Library
  3. Start Shopping

Lifetime Membership

FOAL Lifetime Member

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.

Library Fund

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.

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Corporate Giving and Partnerships

Does your company benefit from the engaged and educated population in Arlington County? Contact the Friends to learn how you can help fund programs and collections for the community.

Opportunities for corporate placement are available at a number of FOAL-sponsored programs and products.

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Planned Giving

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.

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Restricted Donations

Monetary contributions in support of a specific branch service are accepted if the request is within the Library’s collection guidelines and scope of service.

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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.

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If you have questions about giving opportunities, please contact the Friends.