Friends of Library

We need you! Please consider joining the Friends’ Board today. Without you, the Friends of the Library will be forced to disband April 1, 2023, leaving all of the programs listed below without full funding. The Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library (FOL), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered with the State Corporation Commission (SCC), with leadership action provided by its Executive Board. The Board presently finds itself in an emergency crisis situation. Presently, the Board is down five members and cannot function as a board under SCC rules without additional board members. No processes or expenditures other than those in the existing budget approved in April 2022 can be allowed without a full SCC-approved Executive Board. The two existing officers (President and Past President) will have served their two-year terms, plus two years of emergency operation as of March 31, 2023. Members are needed to fill board positions as follows: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Committee Chair, and Membership Committee Chair. (See reverse for duties of the officers.) The existing President would serve as Past President on a new Executive Board. Meetings consist of 4 Executive Board meetings, and 2 membership/business meetings per year. No special skills or knowledge is required. Enthusiasm and ideas are a plus! For more information Contact: Megan Kitchen, ARLS Community Relations Coordinator @ 804-458-6329 Ext. 2001, or via email: mkitchen@arls.org or bookstore@arls.org.

The Hopewell- Prince George Friends of the Library

Non- Profit whose mission is to support, improve, and promote The Appomattox Regional Library System. Serving the libraries of Burrowsville, Carson, Disputanta, Hopewell, Prince George, McKenney, and Rohoic.

  • Annual Summer Reading Program Funding
  • Annual funding for the printing of the quarterly program guide, The Explore.
  • Funding for new equipment and facility improvements (New carpet in the Hopewell large meeting room 2021)
  • Operations of The Reader's Friend Bookstore and facilitation of $1 bag book sales.
  • Support For Virginia Library Association
  • Funding for special programs and projects such as author events, workshops, Poetry, Prose, and Pizza, ARLS Community Cookbook, Library Totes, and much more.
  • Donations of books to local nursing homes, schools, daycares, The VA, Free Little Libraries, and other community programs

Current Fundraisers and Events

Harvest-Ween Oct. 27, 5-8 pm 

The Hopewell- Prince George Friends will sponsor the Harvest-Ween Children's Halloween Costume Contest.

Follow the Friends of ARLS on Social Media

Membership and Donations

Membership Options


If you wish to donate, become a member, or renew your membership to The HPG Friends of the Library by writing a check, please make your check payable to The HPG Friends of the Library and send it to P.O Box 178 Hopewell, VA 23860. The Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  The Federal Tax ID is 54-1444884. Please check with your employer about a matching donation. 

 Membership Form.


The Readers' Friend Book Store

Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Located at the Hopewell Library We are a used bookstore, stocking a selection of fiction, classics, nonfiction, juvenile, and children’s books at very reasonable prices. You can search our shelves for your favorite author or just browse by subject. Each trip to our store is always a treasure hunt and you can be assured that every purchase helps us to support the Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS).

Become a bookstore volunteer 

Proceeds from the bookstore support children's and adult reading programs, and the purchase of equipment, materials, and resources to enhance library services beyond the library’s budget. 


The Friends of the Library Dinwiddie

If you wish to donate, become a member or renew your membership to The Friends of the Library Dinwiddie by writing a check, make your check payable to The Friends of the Library Dinwiddie, and send it to P.O Box 480 Dinwiddie, VA 23841.

Please check with your employer about a matching donation.

FOLD Membership Form.