Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library

The Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library is a non-profit fundraising group that exists to provide a source of financial assistance to the Arlington Public Library through the solicitation of tax-deductible contributions from private sources. Membership starts at just $20 a year. Click here to learn more about the FFAPL.

Contribute Materials
Image of a book saleNew or Used Material Donations

The Arlington Public Library and the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library gratefully accept donations of books and audiovisual materials in good condition. Bring items to any of our locations to donate. Depending on a few factors such as condition and popularity, we may add your materials to our collection for check out. The FFAPL collects all other donations to sell in the Sustainability Shop and in twice-yearly book sales.

Donations to the FFAPL are tax deductible. While we can't provide a monetary value for your gift, we're happy to write you a receipt for your taxes.

Adopt-a-Book

Adopt-a-Book lets you donate a book in memoriam or a tribute to a birthday, anniversary, or another special day. Use this donation form to donate.

Love Your Library: Amazon Wishlist

The Arlington Public Library has an Amazon Wishlist. The items in the list have been carefully selected by librarians to be added to the Library’s collection for our patrons to enjoy.  If you would like to purchase an item for the Library, please click on the link above and make a selection for purchase.  Unless otherwise instructed, Amazon will send the purchased items directly to the Library. 

If you'd like to be recognized on a bookplate, please leave the following information in the "Free Gift Note" field at check out:

  • Name
  • Email address or phone number
  • Message to be included on your bookplate
Contribute Your Time

Group of volunteersGet Involved with your library by volunteering! You can volunteer with Arlington Public Library or at the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library book sales. We're happy to work with groups, so if you need volunteer hours for a school or business group, click here to learn more.

Currently featured volunteer opportunities include:

Book Wrangler
Improve library experiences by making sure that all materials are in their designated spot.

Literacy Tutor
Lead tutoring sessions, conversation circles, homework help for 1st-3rd grade and support adults enrolled in our literacy programs.

Tech Wizard
Share your technology skills with a variety of library users.

Contribute by Shopping

Image of a shopping cartWhen you link your store account to the Arlington Public Library Foundation and shop at Kroger, Tom Thumb, or Amazon, a percentage of the sale will be contributed to the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public LIbrary in support of the Arlington Public Library system!

Kroger
Sign up
for a Community Rewards account and link your Kroger Plus Card to #80744.

Tom Thumb
Enter organization #9158 on this form and turn it in at your Tom Thumb store.

Amazon
You may purchase items for yourself through the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library’s Amazon Smile account and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Foundation.

Sustainability Shop

Support the library through the purchase of recycled goods and Arlington Public Library branded items! ​​​​​​​

Open Sustainability Shop

The Sun Club Sustainability Shop is sponsored through a grant from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club to promote recycling of our most used resource: books. The shop also sells Dreams Begin Here shirts, refillable water bottles that can be used at three hydration stations in the library, tumblers, eco-friendly office supplies. and an assortment of other items. 

The Sustainability Shop is located in the first-floor lobby of the Downtown Library and will be open during all normal library operating hours.

Monetary Contribution

Dream Central logoThere are many different ways you can directly give to your favorite part of the library!

   Donate Now 

You can find more information on the Capital Campaign Committee and past donations on the Capital Campaign page.

Employee Matches

Make your donation go further! Many companies will match their employees’ charitable donations. Please check with your company’s Human Resources representatives to find out if they’ll match your donation to the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library.

Contact Andi Davis for more information on how your business can help the library.