Friends of East Atlanta Library
The purposes of the Friends of the East Atlanta Library (FEAL) are to support the East Atlanta library branch: focusing public attention on the library and its resources, programs, volunteers, and legislative needs. As a nonprofit organization, we offer a way for patrons and supporters to give donations and bequests that directly benefit the East Atlanta library branch.
We support the East Atlanta library with funds for children and adult programs (that are free to the public), artist exhibit space and receptions, summer reading program and supplies, other necessary supplies and equipment that are not in the FCLS budget, and staff recognition and hospitality for special days or holidays.
Support Us - Become a Friend
Become a FRIEND of the East Atlanta Library! We make it easy to join online. And your membership and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The Friends of East Atlanta Library Inc is a 501(c)3 organization. You can join for as little as $10-$100 a year. Donations in any amount are always welcome.
Give a gift of membership to the Friends of East Atlanta Library (FEAL)!
Book Lover Membership... We have a newly designed Friends of East Atlanta Library tote (limited supply). Join or renew or gift a membership at the Book Lover level of $50 or more, we will reserve a special tote for you!
Memberships make great gifts for the book lover in your life.
Your donation/gift includes a year-long FEAL membership and a special tote bag!
Book Lover $50
Business Supporter $100
First Meeting is Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 pm.
The Friends of the East Atlanta Library are excited to announce our first Book Club meeting.
For the First Meeting, our committee selected Balzac & the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie, a historical fiction / autobiography set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. "From within the hopelessness and terror of one of the darkest passages in human history, Dai Sijie has fashioned a beguiling and unexpected story about the resilience of the human spirit, the wonder of romantic awakening and the magical power of storytelling."
Please stop by the East Atlanta branch to see if the library still has a few copies on hold for book club participants. There is one Audio CD available at our branch to check out.
The Friends Book Club is FREE and all adults are welcome. No childcare will be available.
The club will meet the last Tuesday of each month starting with September at the East Atlanta Library conference room. The next book will be selected as a group at the September meeting. Dates may change depending on the book club participants.
If you haven't signed up previously, please complete this form, to show your interest.
See the event on our Facebook page!
Motivational Fitness for Older Adults
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of Every Month
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Join friends and Instructor Rae Rae at the East Atlanta Library Branch for this 45 minute wellness empowerment class. It is suitable for adults who enjoy low impact exercise and conversations!
Visit Our Bookstore Shelf
Our Friends Book Store is OPEN for business! It's easy - once you find a book you want to purchase, scan the QR code on your mobile from the sign and pay! Simple. Books are $2 - $3. And feel free to add a little extra to your purchase! It's our fundraiser!
August is Back to School with a shelf dedicated to the littles to teens!
If you have any questions, please email us.
Please note, the library branch will not accept payments for these purchases.
New Officers Elected
We've welcomed returning Board members (Dennis Burleson, Lyn Hillman, Constance Franklin, Doug Kaye, Nancy Mullins, Shannon Sanders, and Beverly Turner) and one new addition to the team, Sheila Levy. Two members did not return and will be missed - Lora Schroeder and Carol White.
Please welcome our new slate of officers: (L-R) Nancy Mullins-Secretary, Constance Franklin-President, Dennis Burleson-Treasurer, and Shannon Sanders-Vice President.
Photo credit: Elin Franklin
Lobby Book Drop Gift
As the branch opened to in-person services, the Friends of the East Atlanta Library (FEAL) purchased a new book drop located in the lobby of the branch to make it easy for patrons to drop their checked-out books in the lobby before entering the library and allow for social distancing.
Celebrating Library Staff
During the pandemic, FEAL continued to support the library and staff as best we could. We have typically provided a holiday staff lunch towards the end of the year and an appreciation brunch during Library Workers Appreciation Week. Fortunately, the staff was working in the library for curbside and we were able to continue our support of these celebrations.
EAV Strut Supports the Friends of East Atlanta Library Again!
We're so excited to be recipients of a $500 donation from the East Atlanta Strut from 2021 Strut! Thank you for supporting the East Atlanta library branch and its patrons! You're awesome! Thanks to our VP, Constance Franklin for applying for the grant again!
Picture from 2019 when we were awarded $1,000 grant.
Left to right (EAV Strut mbr), Terra Cribbs (EA Library Branch Mgr), Shannon Sanders (FEAL President), Constance Franklin (FEAL VP), Shayla Rose (EAV Strut), Meredith Latta (EA Library Youth Librarian).
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Artist Exhibits and Receptions
Programs for Patrons