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Arlington Public Library Foundation

  • Arlington, TX
  • www.apl-foundation.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Arlington Public Library Foundation is to encourage community investment through private giving to ensure an outstanding public library for the people of Arlington.

Main Programs

  1. Arlington Reads - Literacy
  2. Youth Technology Centers
  3. George W. Hawkes Central Library - capital campaign
  4. Reading Corps
  5. Books on Wheels
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Arlington Public Library System
Arlington, Texas

ruling year

1994

Chair since 2014

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Mr. Robert S Johnson

Director of Libraries

Self-reported

Ms. Cary Ann Siegfried

Keywords

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library, literacy, Arlington Public Library System

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EIN

75-2555253

 Number

0896009205

Physical Address

101 West Abram Street

Arlington, TX 76010

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Arlington Reads - Literacy

Arlington Reads is the Arlington Public Library's literacy program, which provides ABE (adult basic education) and ESL tutoring, English language conversation classes, basic computer classes, and GED exam preparation.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Hispanics

Budget

Program 2

Youth Technology Centers

YTCs are computer labs that are also interactive gathering places where teens can form strong peer relationships and receive mentoring from adults, participate in competitive and creative endeavors, and build skills that will lead to success later in life.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 3

George W. Hawkes Central Library - capital campaign

The Foundation is raising funds to support a new Central Library, which is scheduled to open to the public in the summer/fall of 2017. The total project budget is $30m. The Foundation has a goal to raise $4m.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$4,000,000

Program 4

Reading Corps

What is Reading Corps?
Reading Corps is a program designed for children in grades Pre-K 4 through second grade. Volunteer Reading Buddies work with kids to help build literacy skills and foster a love of reading and learning. Activities include reading together, writing, and playing skill-building educational games. Students and volunteers meet up to 2 hours a week for ten weeks. Reading Corps takes place at various sites throughout the community including library branches, schools, and child care locations.

Reading Corps Vision
All children in Arlington will read on grade-level by the beginning of third grade.

Reading Corps Mission
To impart a lifelong love of reading to Arlington students in grades Pre-K through second while building superior reading and writing skills.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 5

Books on Wheels

Books on Wheels volunteers deliver books and other material to senior residences twice a month. Reading or listening to books for recreation and information is therapeutic for seniors because it can engage and stimulate the mind, evoke pleasant memories, and introduce new ideas for discussion with others.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Arlington Public Library System
Arlington, Texas

Funding Needs

The Arlington Public Library Foundation's goal is to provide an outstanding library for the people of Arlington.  Currently, the Foundation is raising funds to support literacy, Youth Technology Centers, and the renovation of the Lake Arlington Branch Library.

Affiliations + Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

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Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Arlington Public Library Foundation

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Chair

Mr. Robert S Johnson

Director of Libraries

Ms. Cary Ann Siegfried

BIO

Bob Johnson is the current chair of the Arlington Public Library Foundation.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robert Johnson

Pinnacle Corporation

Term: Oct 2014 - Sept 2015

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