President’s Message – January 2024

Happy New Year! 2024 marks our 50th anniversary! The first book sale was held in 1974. If anyone has memories of that first sale, we’d love to hear your stories. A task force is working on a number of events … Read More

FAL Board mourns the loss of David Beall

We lost a valued member of the FAL Board in September. David Beall died on September 9 after a short illness. He was 84. David joined our board six years ago and was a willing volunteer for many projects. He … 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

President’s Message – November 2023

This is the last newsletter for 2023, so I want to express a very special thank you to our outstanding volunteers. The heart of our organization, FAL volunteers have contributed untold hours staffing the cafe, BFF, and the Used Book … Read More

President’s Message – October 2023

Find your favorite book at our huge Used Book Sale, which will held this year from October 26 to 28 at the Alameda Free Library! Over 10,000 books will be sold at bargain-basement prices during this 3-day event, including popular … Read More

President’s Message – September 2023

We had a wonderful time talking to everyone who visited our booth at the Alameda Art & Wine Faire in July. We enjoyed sharing about Friends of the Alameda Free Library (FAL) programs, answering questions, enlisting volunteers and giving out … Read More

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