How to Help the Friends of the Arlington Public Library


Here is a list of ways that you can help the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.


The Friends of the Arlington Public Library is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation. Donations and contributions to the Friends are tax deductible. Donations of materials (books, CDs, audio & video tapes, computer hardware and software) may be taken to any library location. The Library also passes along unneeded items.

Donating Materials

Make a Monetary Donation

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteer members enjoy books, libraries and working to make the library system even better. To volunteer
or get more information contact Wayne Halliburton, (817) 548-9768 or email

Book Sale

  • Moving loaded boxes, folding tables, and other materials between the warehouse and the book sale
  • Setting up tables and unboxing books
  • Working at the Sale (cashier, tally person, floater, Collector’s Corner)
  • Packing up at the end of the sale
  • Advanced assistance: designing book sale floor plan; acting as book sale co-chair or as sales supervisor

Book Sorting

Over 100,000 donated items are sorted and priced for the book sales each year. Sorting is done at our warehouse on Thursdays (9 a.m. to noon). The warehouse/office is located at 2205 W. Division, Suite G-4 (on the right, way in the back).

  • Sorting donations
  • Scanning and pricing items
  • Shifting boxed materials

Book and Author Luncheon

The semiannual book and author luncheons are a great opportunity to contribute different talents. Our tradition is to showcase metroplex authors. Anyone who enjoys books and food will love working on this committee.

Board and Committee Positions

The Friends Board of Directors is a working board and each director is required to assume responsibility for a job of his/her choice. These assignments offer an opportunity to become familiar with the workings of the Friends.

Other Ways to Help

Book Bags

Sturdy canvas book bags are available for purchase at all the library locations. They are convenient for all your trips to the Library and make excellent gifts.

Flashdrives, headphones, and recordable CD-Rs are also available.

Paper Recycling Bin

Our recycling bin is located at our warehouse location, between buildings “D” and “H” on the west side of the center driveway. Newspapers, magazines or anything which can be torn may be deposited in the bin (cardboard boxes must be flattened).


Distribute fliers! Tell everyone you meet – friends, neighbors, strangers!