FOCAL Membership



Besides supporting the largest public library system in Arkansas, membership in FOCAL (Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries) offers some great benefits, such as:

  • Advance notice of used book sales.
  • Members-only preview parties and receptions.
  • Early entrance to used book sales, before the book sale opens to the public.
  • A 20% discount at River Market Books & Gifts, our "gently read" bookstore in the Cox Creative Center on the Main Library campus.
  • Subscription to The FOCAL Point, a monthly newsletter distributed exclusively to FOCAL members, which gives you information about upcoming library programs.
  • For those who choose, email notices about upcoming sales or programs. Please note: If you choose to receive information only by email, your membership includes a $2 discount.
  • A 10% discount at Bookends Café in the Cox Creative Center on the Main Library campus.
  • FOCAL Board meeting dates shall be listed in each issue of the FOCAL newsletter. All meetings will be open for attendance and input by any member.

Annual Membership Fees

Lifetime Individual (one time fee)

$152*

Patron 

$52*

Family (two adults and minor children

$27*

Individual

$17*

Senior (over 60)

$15*

*If you choose to receive information only by email, your membership includes a $2 discount.

Memberships can be purchased at any CALS branch or at the door during any FOCAL event. Click here to download a FOCAL Membership Application. For more information, contact Susan Hill Gelé 501-918-3086.