Kelly Mustian is the author of the USA Today and SIBA-bestselling novel The Girls in the Stilt House, which Publishers Weekly describes as a “remarkable debut” and a “nearly flawless tale of loss, perseverance, and redemption.” She is the winner of the Mississippi … Read More

Summer Book Sale! June 21-22, 2024

Friday, June 21, 2024 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22 2024 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Alameda Free Library Main Branch, 1550 Oak Street, in the Stafford Room No charge for entry. Low prices on quality used … Read More

Adopt-a-Pet Day a barking success

FAL was delighted to support the Bay Farm Island branch for their Adopt-a-Pet day this past Saturday, April 6, 2024, which they produced in partnership with Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). We had lots of giveaways for library … Read More

2023 Fall Appeal Underway

It’s that time of year again! Did you know that over 50% of FAL’s donations come from the Annual Fund Appeal? This major fundraising campaign is held twice a year during the spring and fall, with all proceeds benefiting the Alameda Free Library and … Read More

Books for Friends News!

Books For Friends Open Thursday – Saturday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Books for Friends (BFF) continues to grow its customer base as more and more people discover this gem in the Main Library across from Dewey’s Cafe. We want … Read More

Summer Pop-Up Book Sale a Big Success

Our Pop-Up Book Sale on Saturday, June 25, was a big success for all ages! Our theme for this sale was “Summer Reading” and books of all genres were featured. A curated selection of books from the Lawrence Reh collection … Read More

Books For Friends is Officially Open!

Books for Friends (BFF), a used bookshop that supports the Alameda Free Library, celebrated its grand opening on June 23-25. BFF is led and managed by volunteers from Friends of the Alameda Free Library (FAL) and is located across from … Read More

FAL Maintaining the City’s Free Little Libraries

If you have noticed that the city’s Little Libraries look much improved and the contents regularly restocked, you are correct. Thanks to the efforts of FAL volunteer Stephen Johnson, all of the city’s Little Libraries have been repaired and refurbished … Read More

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