You can support the Alachua County Library District in many ways, including volunteering at a library or with Friends of the Library and the Alachua County Library District Foundation.

Friends of the Library 

Friends of the Library is an all-volunteer nonprofit in Gainesville run independently of the Alachua County Library District. The organization supports the Library District and literacy programs throughout Alachua County. 

Friends of the Library is well-known for popular bi-annual book sales held at the Bookhouse located at 430-B N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601. The organization accepts donations of books, records, art, and more for the sale. 

Please contact FOL for donation times, sale details, and membership information. 


Alachua County Library District Foundation 

The Alachua County Library District Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing supplemental funding to the library with an emphasis on long-term support and planned giving.

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