Who are the Friends

Join the Friends

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

For 2017 the Friends funded the following projects:
• $61,000 Summer Reading Program
• $10,600 Literacy Play Equipment for Southglenn Library
• $10,000 Kinetic Sculpture for Eloise May Children’s Library
• $3,700 Children/Teen Contests
• $2,000 Books for Preschoolers and Children
• $2,000 After School Snacks for Children and Teens at Sheridan Library 

The Board

The Friends 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