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Fayetteville Public Library Foundation Logo

The Beyond Words: Finish this Chapter campaign is an opportunity to continue our mission of providing free and public access to knowledge for the community. The citizens of Fayetteville voted for a millage in 2016 which generated $27 million towards the expansion project, leaving us with $23 million to privately raise.

The hope was to conclude the capital campaign in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic made that a challenge. We still need to raise $9 million, to finish this chapter.

Please support the campaign and help us finish this chapter so that we can write the next one.

Thank you, 

David Johnson 
Executive Director

Still to Come:

+ A training and coding computer lab in the Center for Innovation.

+ Additional meeting spaces in Adult Fiction.

+ Updating the Friends' Bookstore and Mountain Street Welcome Desk to match the style of the expansion.

+ A dedicated genealogy department with climate-controlled room, computer lab and quiet space.

+ A 24/7 library that will provide access to library collections, holds, technology, printing and study space when the rest of the library is closed.

More ways to give:

A contribution to our annual fund, Roberta Fulbright Society, supports FPL's greatest needs.  You can renew your giving or make a gift here!

You can also dedicate your gift to the department or program of your choice. 

For information on planned giving or gifts of stock, contact the development office  479.856.7140.  

Fayetteville Public Library Foundation's Purpose


The FPL Foundation's primary purpose is to serve as the philanthropic vehicle for the reception and administration of all gifts for the benefit of FPL, and for the advancement of the role of FPL in providing free and public access to knowledge and opportunities. We are a registered 501(c)3 organization and all gifts are tax-deductible. 

FPL Foundation Board of Directors 

Teresa Cornett
Vandergriff Elementary - Retired  

Casey Greene
Woodland Junior High School
Vice President

Mailena Urso
Big Box Karaoke and Concord Adams

Secretary, Chair - Governance Committee

Charles Leflar
University of Arkansas
Treasurer, Chair - Finance Committee 

Stan Rodgers
Regions Bank
Trustee Liaison

Hannah Clark

Mike Daily
Daily & Woods Law

Jessica Gray
Signature Bank

Kerri McMahon
Kerri McMahon Photo

Katie Milligan
Heartland Forward

Rachel Sullivant
University of Arkansas

Katie Terrell
University of Arkansas

Eva Terry
Peace at Home Family Shelter
Chair - Development Committee

Melody Timinsky
Grantwriting Consultant

Randy Wilburn
Encourage Build Grow, LLC

Matthew Wolfe
Doggett Freightliners

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FPL Foundation Staff 

Christina Karnatz
Director of Development

Lauren Husband
Development Coordinator

Katie Serio
Development Assistant