Who are The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries

Join The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries 

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. 


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.

For 2018 The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries funded the following projects:

$62,500 - Summer Reading Program
$2,000 - Geek Out Contest
$5,500 - Mobile Maker Cart
$750 - Summer Swap Books for Libraries
$3,750 - Summer Reading Outreach
$5,000 - Little Explorers STEAM Kits
$2,000 - Children's Discovery Pilot
$5,300 - Stories & More and Literacy Make & Take Workshops
$4,875.74 - Bookmark Writing Program
$5,000 - Film Equipment for Patron Checkout
$850 - Surprise for Fives
$15,352 - Everbright Mini Lightboard for Smoky Hill Library
$1,882.84 - Cameras for Communications Department
$7,589 - Water Bottle Filling Stations in Libraries

The Board

The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries Board is made up of eight volunteers, the ultimate library lovers! They dedicate their time to raising funds for Summer Reading, early literacy and more.

Library Support Team

Louise Richey: Manager of Community Partnerships
Erica Brandse: Coordinator of Volunteer Services