friends of the library

About the Friends of the Garland County Library

The Friends of the Garland County Library was incorporated in 1976 as an Arkansas non-profit. The group's purpose is to increase library services by:

  • raising funds through the sale of donated books, magazines, and other materials that are available year-round in the library's Book Sale Room
  • raising funds through an annual book sale
  • soliciting supporting membership by the public

All of the money raised goes to the library to fund special programs or purchase materials.


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Connect with the FOL in person every Monday and Thursday morning, by email at, or like the Friends of the Garland County Library on Facebook.


Donations of clean, gently-used books and magazines are always needed. They may be brought to the circulation desk. For larger donations, pick-up service can be arranged. Contact the library staff. All donations are tax deductible.

Do you shop at Amazon or Kroger? You can designate The Friends of the Library at or as your charitable organization. A percentage of your purchase amount will automatically be donated to the FoL.


Do you have an hour or two available on Monday or Thursday mornings to help straighten and shelve books? Volunteers are always welcome and needed.


Anyone interested in supporting the Garland County Library is eligible for membership upon payment of dues:

  • Regular Individual: $5
  • Regular Student: $3
  • Life: $100

Membership cards are available at the checkout desk, in the booksale room, or you may print out the membership form, Mail or deliver it to the Garland County Library.

All members are entitled to vote for officers and the Executive Board at the annual membership meeting. Members also have the benefit of attending the members-only preview sale at the Friend's annual book sale.