Love your library?

Join us as we build communities where a love of reading and lifelong learning thrive.

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Love your library?

Join us as we build communities where a love of reading and lifelong learning thrive.

give now

Love your library?

Join us as we build communities where a love of reading and lifelong learning thrive.

give now

Love your library?

Join us as we build communities where a love of reading and lifelong learning thrive.

give now

Imagine a great library

Envision accessible libraries with the latest books and innovative digital resources, fully staffed and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, offering a wide slate of programs designed to meet the needs of their growing, diverse Atlanta communities. That’s why we are here.

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation is the advocate and fundraising champion of the Fulton County Library System, providing critical funding support for all 34 branches. Contributions from foundations, corporations and individuals like you support innovation and community programs above and beyond what public funding can provide. The Foundation is committed to being a force of change enhancing our libraries and bringing residents together.

Our impact

Libraries enrich the lives of everyone in our community, regardless of age or economic circumstance. The Library Foundation supports the following priority areas of the Fulton County Library System.

Education and employment

Supports children, families and adults in academic success, career readiness and life through youth and adult literacy programs.

Digital access and technology

Provides critical technological access that is fundamental to life in our society inside and outside the library’s walls.

Partnerships and community engagement

Partners with leaders, organizations, and individuals to advocate for community needs and celebrate the unique creative and cultural spirit of Atlanta.

Did you know?

This is what the library does now – imagine what it could do with more resources!

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The Fulton County Library System is the largest library system in Georgia, available to the million plus residents in the City of Atlanta and Fulton County

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More than 200,000 individuals attended 8,000 Library System programs and 4,000,000 individuals visited Fulton County libraries in 2022

$200,000

In 2022, the Foundation raised approximately $200,000 in support of Fulton County library programs

News

Call to action: Support our libraries!

The Georgia Senate has recently introduced SB390, which forbids state, county, city, or private funding to be spent with American Library Association or its affiliates. It dissolves the state board for

2024 One Book, One Read book announced: The Measure

Connection is critical for our happiness. As human beings, it’s our relationships with others – our family, friends, neighbors – that truly fulfil us. The Measure is a book that explores

Events

Fulton County Library System

Vibrant libraries unite communities in shared spaces and help bridge the various challenges – economic, social and racial – that divide residents. Our libraries serve as cultural and intellectual centers. Whether you want to explore a new skill, come together to share your perspective through One Book, One Read, or attend story time at your local branch with a child, we invite you to join us for the extensive event and class offerings through the Fulton County Library System.

Our mission

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation’s mission is to work in partnership with the Fulton County Library System to secure the System’s future as an indispensable community resource through advocacy, raising public awareness, and generating private funding.