Thanks for your great support at Beyond the Stacks!
Thanks for your incredible support at Beyond the Stacks! You helped make it our best fundraiser yet! Thanks to you, we raised nearly $55,000, which means we'll be able to donate A LOT of books and sponsor great programs for readers of all ages. All proceeds benefit Anchorage Public Library. Did you know that Friends of the Library fully funds the Summer Reading Celebration? Did you know that Beyond the Stacks has raised over $275,000 in the last nine years which all went to the Anchorage Public Library for books, media and programs? All thanks to your support.
Click here to view the full list of supporters.
Book Sale: May 4 & 5. Have you renewed your membership?
It's almost time for the spring book sale! As usual, we'll have lots of kids books, cookbooks, novels and more. This year, we also have a special stock of Chilton's Manuals for the mechanic in your life. Friends members get in early on Saturday for Buns and Books. Have you renewed your membership this year? Click here to renew online or join at the door.
Saturday, May 4, 10-4 pm
Sunday, May 5, 12-4 pm
Buns & Books: 8-10 am, Saturday May 4,
Friends of the Library is a hands-on group of volunteers that works to support Anchorage Public Library, greatly enhancing the quality of life in our community.
In addition to the financial contributions to support the collection, staff and community-based programs, Friends resources enhance children’s programs such as: Storyteller Series, Reading Rendezvous, Lap-sit Bags, Summer Reading Celebration and Live @ the Library – the outdoor summer concert series with local musicians.
Assisting in grassroots community organizing to enlighten the public about municipal issues involving our Library is an ongoing effort. The Friends is dedicated to encouraging our neighbors to “help keep our libraries the heart of our Community”.
What you can do:
- Become a Member – Membership fees are a major contributor to the funds used to support our Library.
- Volunteer – Join us by volunteering at our events or for event planning.
- Donate – Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization which works to:
- Increase the visibility of the Libraries
- Add to the APL’s collection
- Support the Library’s activities and programs
- Advocate for literacy and the Library