Friends of East Atlanta Library

About Us

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!

Membership Levels

Student/Teacher $10
Individual/Family $25
Book Lover $50
Business Supporter $100


FEAL Annual Meeting

We had a wonderful FEAL Annual Meeting on Monday, December 4 at the East Atlanta Library conference room. Constance Franklin, FEAL President, welcomed members and guests. Terra Cribbs, EA Branch Manager, provided us with updates on the library activities. Shannon Sanders, FEAL Vice President, gave an overview of the accomplishments of FEAL this year. The members in attendance voted on the slate of Board of Directors. Officers roles will be voted on by the Board of Directors in January.

The music was lovely and provided by Kayla & Steve's Little Jazzy Duo. The refreshment spread was provided by Beverly Turner, the FEAL event hostess/chair extraordinaire!

FEAL Board Members

Meet our returning and new board members! (from Left to right) Brian Page, Lyn Hillman, Sheila Levy, Lashanon Johnson, Constance Franklin, Dennis Burleson, Nancy Mullins,  Shannon Sanders, Beverly Turner and Doug Kaye (not pictured).

New FEAL Board Members

Welcome to our two new board members: Lashanon Johnson and Brian Page. We are excited to have these two board members join us!

The Friends of the East Atlanta Library are excited to continue our Book Club meeting monthly.

Join the Friends of the East Atlanta Library Book Club meeting. The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the East Atlanta Library conference room.

This book club is for adults only and no childcare is available. All are welcome (new and returning participants). Free. Waters and snacks provided.

For 2024, we will be reading/discussing:

January: "The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store" by James McBride

February: "The Sentence", Louise Erdrich

March: "Tom Lake", Anne Patchett

April: "The Covenant of Water", Abraham Verghese

May: "Still Life", Sarah Winman

Previous book selections:

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

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! 


Ms Pat Retires after 39 Years!

A huge “Best Wishes” to Ms. Patrica Davis-Daniel who is retiring after 39 years (30 at our branch) of library services!  We had a wonderful time celebrating with her on October 5, 2023.  More about Ms. Pat below.


Ms. Davis-Daniel started in August 1984 at the Alpharetta Branch and has worked at several locations including Ponce and Kirkwood.  Of her 39 years, nearly 30 have been serving the community of East Atlanta! Ms. Davis-Daniel is known for high touch and highly personal delivery of customer service which has kept us open many times after library hours.  But that is just the level of attention she gives everyone, from the first person to the last one will be given the same courtesy and respect.  The community she serves will miss her smile and warm greetings as we will as well.

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!

If you have any questions, please email us.

Please note, the library branch cannot accept payments for these purchases.

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 $1,000 grant from the East Atlanta Strut from 2022 Strut! Thank you for supporting the East Atlanta library branch and its patrons! You're awesome! Thanks to our VP, Shannon Sanders 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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