Fundraising Events

Dreams Do Come True Celebration

June 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Library

Join us for a ticketed celebration of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Tickets to the event are $75 each and include an evening of early access to the 70,000 sq. ft. Downtown Library, demonstrations by Library Staff, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, drinks, desserts and more. Attendees also receive a year’s membership to the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library. Tickets may be purchased online with a credit or debit card.

Book Sale

March 21 – 25, 2018

Meadowbrook Recreation Center

FFAPL always need volunteers to help prepare for and staff the book sale. No experience is necessary – training will be provided. We accept book donations at all Arlington Public Library locations. Red barrels for book donations are also located at all Arlington Fire Stations. For more information on the book sale or to volunteer, call 817-459-6942 or email inquires to:

  • Wednesday 2-7 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY (Membership available at the door)
  • Thursday 2-7 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flash Sales!
  • Sunday (Half Price Day) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Teachers and non-profits with ID 5:15-6 p.m.

You Can Find

Fiction, Unique Treasures Area, Reference, Records, Videos – DVDs, Sheet Music, Paperbacks, Non-fiction, Children’s section, Books on tape and CDs, Paperbacks and Hardcovers, Books for all ages

FAPL Author and Book Luncheon

Book and Author Luncheons


April 19

Join the Friends and Foundation at Shady Valley Country Club for a Book and Author Luncheon with local authors Roger Broom and Joe Wilkins. Tickets are required and are on sale for $30. Tickets may be purchased online with a debit or credit card.

The Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library hold Book & Author Luncheons twice a year, in the spring and the fall. For more information, call 817-459-6942 or email inquires to:

Whole Foods Community Giving Day

Whole Foods Community Giving Day

April 19, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Five percent of net sales at the Whole Foods Market in north Arlington will benefit the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library, the Library’s non-profit fundraising group. Library staff and FFAPL volunteers will be on-site at Whole Foods on April 19 to engage with shoppers and encourage them to support the Library. Whole Foods is located at 801 E Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX 76011.