The mission of the Friends of the Bentonville Library, Inc. is to establish closer relationships between the Bentonville Public Library and the people it serves; to enhance library services through financial support; and build awareness of the library resources, services and needs.

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Our organization supports the library in numerous ways:

  • Operating the Read it Again Bookstore
  • Holding semiannual book sales in the fall and spring
  • Supporting library programs such as BPL’s Annual Summer Reading Program, Bentonville’s Literature Festival, Library Book Clubs, and Bentonville GeekCon
  • Supporting professional development opportunities for library staff
  • Purchasing magazines for BPL at the Community Center
  • Purchasing materials and furnishings for the library
  • Offering scholarships to local graduating high school seniors who support the library

The Friends of the Library holds monthly meetings, usually at 10:00 am on the first Monday of the month in the Rotary Conference Room.  Meeting dates for 2023: Jan. 3 (Tuesday), Feb. 6,  Mar. 6,  Apr. 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4  

Friends of the Library Officers

  • President- Judy Marquess
  • Vice President- Diane Pribbernow
  • Treasurer- Luci Henderson
  • Secretary- Barb Kulwicki

Friends of the Library Committee Chairs

  • Membership- Dani Jones
  • Book Store- Carie O’Banion
  • Social Media- Carie O’Banion
  • Donations- Chuck Pribbernow