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:

  • Create an awareness of the opportunities offered by the library
  • Increase library facilities and services
  • Focus attention upon library needs

To carry out the goal of increasing library services, fundraising activities have been a part of the Friends' objectives.

The Friends of the Library volunteers can be reached by phone at the library, 501-623-4161 on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Donations of clean books and magazines in good condition are accepted at the circulation desk. For larger donations, if a Friend is not available to take your call, the library staff will take a message. A Friend will contact you as soon as possible.


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

  • Individual: $5
  • Business: $25 minimum
  • Student: $3
  • Life member: $100
  • Benefactor: $500 minimum

Membership forms are available at the checkout desk at the library and dues may be paid to library staff members. Or, you may print out the membership form, fill it in and mail it to the Garland County Library in care of the Friends of the Library.

All members may vote for the officers and executive board members of the Friends of the Garland County Library Corporation at the annual membership meeting. Members also have the benefit of attending any Members Preview book sales, before sales are open to the general public.