Friends & Foundation of Arlington Public Library

Most libraries exist because of funding from public sources, but it is private funds that make the difference between “good” and “great” library systems. As a non-profit organization, the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library provides a source of financial assistance to the Arlington Public Library through the solicitation of tax-deductible contributions from private sources. Our goal is to provide an outstanding library for the people of Arlington.


Book and Author Luncheon

April 19
Join the Friends and Foundation at Shady Valley Country Club for a Book and Author Luncheon with local author Roger Broom. Tickets are required and are on sale for $30. Tickets may be purchased online with a debit or credit card.

The Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library hold Book & Author Luncheons twice a year, in the spring and the fall. For more information, call 817-459-6924 or email inquires to:

Dreams Do Come True Celebration

June 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Library

Join us for a ticketed celebration of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Tickets to the event are $75 each and include an evening of early access to the 70,000 sq. ft. Downtown Library, demonstrations by Library Staff, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, drinks, desserts and more. Attendees also receive a year’s membership to the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library. Tickets may be purchased online with a debit or credit card.

How to Help

Show your support of the Arlington Public Library by joining the Friends and Foundation. Memberships start at just $20. Benefits include The Bookcase newsletter, discounts and special Members Only admission at each book sale, and invitations to the Annual Meeting and Dinner.

   Become a Member 

   Donate Now

Gifts large and small, restricted and unrestricted are graciously accepted. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and gifts provide tax benefits to donors while offering exciting growth opportunities for the Arlington Public Library System.

Contribute While You Shop

When you link your store account to the Arlington Public Library Foundation and shop at Kroger or Tom Thumb, a percentage of the sale will be contributed to the Foundation in support of the Arlington Public Library system!

Kroger: Sign up for a Community Rewards account and link your Kroger Plus Card to #80744.

Tom Thumb: Enter organization #9158 on this form and turn it in at your Tom Thumb store.

Monetary Contribution

General Donation | Collection Materials | eBooks
Summer Reading Club | North Texas Giving Day

Other ways to Donate

Planned Giving to APLF: Did you grow up with the Library? Do you use your local branch? If so, help ensure APL remains a vital civic asset for future generations.

Corporate Sponsorships: Support programs that serve some of Arlington’s most vulnerable groups.

Employee Matches: Match employees’ gifts.

Contact Andi Davis for more information on how your business can help.

Capital Campaign for our New Downtown Library


The Friends of the Arlington Public Library began in 1987. The Arlington Public Library Foundation was established in 1993. The two nonprofit support organizations merged in October 2016 to form the Friends & Foundation of the Arlington Public Library.

Members of the Board

    • Mike Becknal
    • Ruthie Brock
    • Joe Bruner, Fundraising Chair
    • Kathy Delaney, Treasurer and Finance Chair
    • Cathy Dietz
    • Cindy Goodyear
    • Leigh Graviss
    • Claudia Gray, Library Advisory Board
    • Nancy Hadaway, Events Chair
    • Candy Halliburton
    • Wayne Halliburton, Booksale Chair
    • Nancy Hester, Membership Chair
    • Carole Hoyer, Chair
    • Bob Johnson
    • Prem Kohli
    • Bill Lace
    • Lorraine Levine
    • Jo McGovern, Secretary
    • Ben Parsons
    • Dorothy Rencurrel, Immediate Past Chair
    • Cynthia Stamper
    • Demi Stewart, Public Awareness Chair
    • Polly Walton, Vice Chair
    • Linda Wise
    • Craig Young

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