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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Start off Spring with the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Bentonville, Ark – The Friends of the Bentonville Public Library is starting off spring with a huge Spring Book Sale. Beginning on Thursday, March 30, 2023 and going through Saturday, April 1, 2023, the sale will be located in the Walmart Community Room, with overflow in the Rotary Conference Room.

The first day of the sale will be exclusively for Friends of the Library members and will last from 5:00 – 7:30PM. Don’t have a membership? There is still time to apply at the Friends store inside the Library. Memberships will also be readily available for purchase at the door.

March 31 and April 1 are for the community at large. Anyone and everyone can come to the Library between 9:00AM and 4:30PM for a large selection of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction. Cash and cards, with a small upcharge, will be accepted throughout all 3 (three) days.

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- Peggy Snyder

Friends of the Library Committee Chairs

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