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 Who are Friends of the Library?
What AFPLS libraries have Friends' organizations?
How can I become a Friend?
Friends' web sites
Friends' book sales

 Who are Friends of the Library?
Friends of the Library organizations are separate organizations from the library and are made up of caring, involved people who support a strong public library system for the benefit of the community. Friends enrich the library in many ways. 

  • The Friends volunteer in libraries helping with many important tasks and projects.
  • They focus public attention on library services and advocate for libraries to get the support they need.
  • They sponsor programs and cultural activities to involve the community in the library.
  • They enhance the library by donating important items or by funding programs that are not in the library's budget.
  • Some Friends organizations hold book sales to raise money for the library.

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 Library Facilities with Friends organizations
Adams Park Branch
Adamsville/Collier Heights Branch
Alpharetta Branch
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History
Buckhead Branch
Central Library & Library System Headquarters
Dogwood Branch
East Atlanta Branch
East Point Branch
East Roswell Branch
Kirkwood Branch
Metropolitan Branch
Milton Branch
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch
Northside Branch
Northwest Branch at Scotts Crossing
Ocee Branch
Palmetto Branch
Peachtree Branch
Ponce de Leon Branch 
Roswell Branch
Sandy Springs Branch
South Fulton Branch


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 How can I become a Friend?
Contact the branch near you that has a Friends group. Membership fees vary from group to group. If there is not a Friends group at your branch, contact the branch manager and let him or her know of your interest or call the Volunteer Services Manager at 404-730-1963. We will get you information on how to form a group and help you find others who share your interest.

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 Friends' Websites
The Friends organizations at several locations have created or are in the process of creating their own websites. The following Friends' websites are now up and running!

Friends of the Alpharetta Library
Friends of the Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library
Friends of the Milton Library
Friends of the Ocee Library
Friends of the Roswell Library   



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 Friends' book sales
Attention book and bargain lovers! Several Friends groups raise funds by conducting used book sales. Sometimes other media is also on sale (e.g., CDs, videos). For upcoming book sales see our book sales calendar.

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