WHO WE ARE

Members of The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries receive invitations to exclusive events such as the annual preview book sales, holiday parties, VIP author events and more! There is nothing quite like the support of a friend, so join today.

GRANTS

The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries funds an array of projects and programs. The biggest contribution goes to the annual Summer Reading Program, which The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries underwrites every year.

BUY ONLINE

Shop our Amazon bookstore online and get rare books delivered to your door.

USED BOOK SALES

2021 Book Sales

Koelbel Library
Better Book Sale December 4–5

2022 Book Sales

Smoky Hill Library
January 27–30

Southglenn Library
July 15–17

Koelbel Library
September 8–11
Better Book Sale December 3–4

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Volunteers make a remarkable contribution to Arapahoe Libraries. In 2019, our hard-working volunteers donated a grand total of 21,941 hours of service to Arapahoe Libraries. Each volunteer brings a unique skill set, life experience and personality, allowing us to achieve far more than we could on our own.

We depend on volunteers to teach computer classes, help with early childhood literacy programs, work with The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries, shelve library materials, assist with the Summer Reading Program and so much more. We look forward to welcoming new volunteers back to our libraries soon!

HOW TO APPLY

Adults: Volunteer opportunities fluctuate throughout the year. For adult positions, please review our current opportunities and complete the corresponding application.

We are not accepting teen volunteers at this time.

volunteer page

If you are interested in volunteering in English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes or English Conversation Circles (ECC), please contact Debby at The Learning Source for more information and volunteer opportunities.

303-957-2883
debby@thelearningsource.org
Volunteer at The Learning Source, opens a new window

Have more questions? Please contact the volunteer coordinator by email or call 303-792-8960.

DONATIONS

Book and media donations are  accepted at Koelbel, Smoky Hill, Castlewood, Southglenn and May Libraries Monday–Friday from 12–5 pm.

Please limit your donations to two boxes or bags per household. If you have larger donations, please call 303-792-8960. Thank you!

Book & Media Donations FAQs

Donating books is a great way to clear out space in your home. As an added bonus, you can feel great knowing the sale of used books helps support library programs like Summer Reading. Best of all, your donations are tax-deductible.

The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries cannot accept:

  • Readers' Digest Condensed Books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Reference books (business books, travel books, medical books, etc.) over three years old
  • Any items previously owned by other libraries
  • Cassette tapes and vinyl records
  • VHS tapes
  • Empty cases for CDs, DVDs, etc.
  • Magazines
  • Technology or electronics
  • Furniture (CD racks, book cases, etc.)

Have questions? Contact us, opens a new window or call The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries' office at 303-792-8960.

WHAT TO DONATE

  • Gently used books of all sorts—hardback fiction and nonfiction, paperbacks in good condition and children’s books
  • DVDs and CDs
  • Audiobooks
  • Textbooks without writing or highlighting

For the safety of our volunteers, we ask that donations be boxed, not bagged.

A memorial or honor gift is a unique way to celebrate special occasions or recognize someone important to you. We’ll be sure to notify your loved one or their family of your gift as you indicate.
Find out how.

In addition to memberships, The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries gladly accepts donations of any amount to help support library programs such as Summer Reading and early literacy initiatives. Best of all, your donation is tax-deductible.
Find out how.

In addition to memberships, The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries gladly accepts donations of any amount to help support library programs such as Summer Reading and early literacy initiatives. Best of all, your donation is tax-deductible.
Find out how.

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