Wednesday, November 20, 2019

This holiday season, the Arlington Public Library is so grateful for the powerful backing we receive from our community. Whether you are a member of our Friends and Foundation, you’re able to donate monetarily, or you use our buildings and resources, we are thankful for your support.

Your support of literacy work and library services in Arlington builds a strong community. Donations support initiatives such as literacy services for all ages, annual cultural events attended by thousands of citizens, providing public technology access, and more.

As you plan your giving this holiday season, we hope you will keep the library in mind. There are a variety of ways you can give!

Giving Tuesday

Join us on Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s Giving Tuesday will take place on December 3 and will kick off the giving season by inspiring patrons to collaborate and give back.

It’s easy to make your own contribution to the library on #GivingTuesday, or whenever you’re shopping online. Your year-end contribution will change lives all year long!

Amazon Smile

Will you be shopping on Amazon this holiday season? Join the Amazon Smile program and Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library. There is no additional cost to you! Click here to start shopping with Amazon Smile.

Donate from our Wish Lists

Shop librarian-curated Amazon wish list to donate books to our collection. Each book on the wish list has been specially chosen as something our community will love to read, listen to, or watch. Contributing a book to your library’s collection gives a powerful gift to the community and is a great way to begin your holiday giving season.

Donated books will receive a special bookplate inside the front cover when we receive them. To be recognized with a bookplate, make sure to check the “Contains Gift Items” box during checkout. In the area for a “Free Gift Note,” please provide your name, telephone number or e-mail address, and what you would like it to say on your bookplate.

Steps to Donate Books

  1. Visit the Arlington Public Library’s Amazon Wish List.
  2. Choose books to Add to Cart
  3. Click on the shopping cart to proceed to checkout
  4. Choose to ship directly to the Arlington Public Library
  5. Check the “Contains Gift Items” box. In the area for a “Free Gift Note,” please provide your name, telephone number or e-mail address, and what you would like it to say on a bookplate inside your donated book. Unfortunately, we can’t connect books to their donors without this information in the “Free Gift Note” field, so don’t forget to fill it out. Gifts without these details will remain anonymous.
  6. Library books are shipped, processed and added to the collection for patrons to check out!

Thank you for helping our Arlington Public Libraries be a place where dreams come true! We’re excited to see what we can do together in the new year.