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.

FOL officers