About

FOAL’s beginnings can be traced to 1986, when the Atascocita Hi Neighbor group, led by Odell Dreyer, initiated a decade long project to have a library built in the developing Atascocita subdivision. This group of volunteers eventually became the Friends of the Atascocita Library (FOAL), a group that is currently active in providing funds for programming and materials at the branch.

Friends of the Atascocita Library (FOAL) is an extremely active volunteer group. They donate approximately $30,000 each year to the library for programming and materials. This money is raised a number of ways, with biannual book sales, membership drives, volunteer sponsored programs such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Pitney Bowes, and sales of t-shirts and book bags. Materials that are purchased with monies from FOAL include books, magazine subscriptions, music CD’s, audio books, as well as furniture, carpet, puppets, and musical instruments for story times.

Contact FOAL: contact@foal.ws

 

2 Responses to About

  1. Curly Baca

    Can I donate used books to you all. I have several boxes of solid back books many unread that my wife collected. She is ill with dementia and I am no longer reading. I tried selling some to half price books but they don’t pay anything for them and I hate to throw them away.

    • Hello Curly,

      Apologies for the late reply, as several of our messages were sent to the wrong box. Friends of Atascocita Branch Library does accept donations. You are welcome to drop them off at the library during normal business hours. If you have several boxes, please drive to the back of the library so staff may assist in bringing the books inside. Library hours are Mondays 11-8, Tuesdays 1-9, Wednesdays 10-6, Thursdays 10-8, Fridays 1-6, and Saturdays 10-5.

      Thank you for thinking of the library for your donations!

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