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The Evolution of Public Libraries Begins Here The Fayetteville Public Library Capital Campaign

About the Campaign

Our community’s aspirations and dreams of the future have no limits.  With help from people like you, our library has always kept pace with the growth of Fayetteville.  Now, as Fayetteville’s population is poised to experience one of its biggest increases, the community has again expressed its desire for and support of an expanded Fayetteville Public Library.

We remain committed to providing a flexible space for every person who needs it, however they need it.

The Beyond Words capital campaign will once again transform the Fayetteville Public Library by raising $23 million from people like you. Everyone will have the opportunity to be involved in the campaign soon. For more information and to learn more about naming opportunities or ways to give, please contact Sarah Brady Du Preez at or 479-856-7140.

Goal and Budget:

The budget to expand and renovate the Fayetteville Public Library is $50 million. The expansion will cost approximately $35 million and the renovation will cost approximately $15 million.

In August 2016, $26.9 million towards the expansion project was approved by Fayetteville voters during the millage vote. The Fayetteville Public Library Foundation’s goal is to raise the remaining $23 million needed to complete the project.

Campaign funds will be used to pay for the remaining expansion that exceeds the bond proceeds and all the renovation costs for which millage funds cannot be used.

Named Gifts Opportunities

Multipurpose Center
Center for Innovation Endowment
Center for Innovation
Gathering Glade
Teaching Kitchen
Genealogy Center
Open+ Library
Tool Library
Teen Library
Fiction Collection
Nonfiction Collection
Front Outside Plaza
New Entrance Foyer on School Avenue
Multipurpose Center Pre-function space
Reading Room
Solar Panel Array (pending)
New Grand Staircase
Event space next to Multipurpose room
Ellipse 3rd floor
Ellipse 4th floor
Preschool Area
Gradeschool Area
Hanging art piece in Tyson Children’s Library
4th Floor space- plaza view
Children’s Grand Staircase
Movement and Art Studio
Children’s Library Craft room
AMH Sorting Room
Teen collaboration space
Piano for Multipurpose room
Multipurpose Center Green Room
Innovation Center- Photography Studio
Innovation Center- Audio Production Studio
Large Meeting Rooms- 6 or more people
Innovation Center- Video Production Studio
Innovation Center- VR Lab
Innovation Center- Simulation Lab
Innovation Center- Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Innovation Center- Computer lab
Genealogy Center- Computer Lab
Restaurant Patio
24/7 Space Holds “Vending” Machines
Teen project room
Genealogy Center Conference Room
Conference Room in new foyer area on School Ave
Multipurpose Center Dressing Room
Preschool Study Rooms
Elementary School Study Rooms
Small Adult Study Rooms- 2-5 people
Terrace Meeting Room
Teen Study Rooms- 4 people room
Teen Study Rooms- 2 people room
Innovation Center- Editing Suite
Multipurpose Center- Control Room
Multipurpose Center- Piano Room
Administrative Office Block
Adult Services offices
Multipurpose Laundry Room
Children’s Staff Workroom
Tech Services Staff Room
Volunteer and Outreach Office/Workroom
Other administrative offices
Staff Wellness Room
Mother’s Room
Study Tables
Landscaped Areas (pending)

Campaign Leadership:

Beyond Words Capital Campaign Honorary Chairs:
Jim and Nancy Blair
Ann and Morriss Henry

Beyond Words Capital Campaign Chair:
Mike Russell

Beyond Words Campaign Cabinet:
Kim Agee
Mary Beth Brooks
Jack Butt
Hershey Garner
Holly Johnson
Jeff Koenig
David Russell

Fayetteville Public Library Foundation Board of Directors:
Mike Russell
Teresa Cornett
Amy Martin
Kim Agee
Grant Davis
Carolyn Henderson Allen
Connie Hendrix-Kral
Karen Hodges
Patty Sullivan
Melody Timinsky
Bo Bittle

Fayetteville Public Library Board of Trustees:
Janine Parry
Rob Qualls
Maylon Rice
Bryn Bagwell
Hershey Garner
Sallie Overbey
Bret Park