The FPL foundation is leading the private fundraising efforts for the library’s expansion project. With a $23 million goal, the foundation will launch a capital campaign to raise these funds, which will pay for the 80,000 square foot expansion of the library, as well as a complete renovation of the current facilities.
To learn more about the expansion of the Fayetteville Public Library, click here
Roberta Fulbright Society
Each year, the FPL Foundation allocates the fundraising proceeds from the Roberta Fulbright Society to library programs.
The Roberta Fulbright Society’s mission is to expand the library’s collections, maintain cutting edge technology, enhance literary and humanities programming for children, teens and adults.
In 2018, the Fayetteville Public Library Foundation has funded:
The True Lit Festival a literary festival for all ages that features nationally known youth authors and during which regional authors and publishers gather to discuss and teach the intricacies of writing and publishing. True Lit provides FPL patrons with the resources and inspiration to further their writing technique and professional application. Additionally, the Fayetteville Public Schools partner with the library for this program.
MiFis are a portable internet hotspot that is able to be checked out by patrons. This was the most in-demand item in the collection last year, with over 90 holds at one time. The Foundation chose this technology in an effort to provide more access to library materials to patrons who wouldn’t have the opportunity otherwise.
Fayetteville Public Library’s Summer Reading Club is one of our most popular library programs for all ages, and it has quickly grown into one of the largest programs of its kind in the state of Arkansas. Children, Teens and Adults may sign up for Summer Reading Club at the beginning of summer and log their read hours for the chance to win prizes throughout the program. The Foundation is thrilled to provide support for such an inclusive program that encourages literacy for all ages and helps students avoid reading and comprehension losses that tend to occur during summer break.