Thursday, March 18, 2021 Estefany Mendoza Salazar

The Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library (FFAPL) will be holding their annual Spring Book Sale. FFAPL is a local non-profit that works to bring together library lovers; promote public awareness and community support, and encourage gifts and fundraising to support the programs and services provided by Arlington Public Library.

The Spring Book Sale fundraiser will be held at the Meadowbrook Recreation Center, 1400 East Dugan St. A wide collection of books, jigsaw puzzles, CDs, DVDs, and large print materials will be available. Cash, checks, and credit cards with a $5 min will be accepted.

The book sale schedule:

  • Wednesday, March 24, 1 to 6 p.m.
    • For current FFAPL Members and Memberships available at the door
  • Thursday, March 25, 1 to 6 p.m.
    • Open to the public
  • Friday, March 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Open to the public
  • Saturday, March 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Open to the public
  • Sunday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Half-price day, closeout specials!
    • Teachers/nonprofits special 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Masks will be required for all volunteers and shoppers are also encouraged to wear a mask. Please stay home if you aren't feeling well. Sale organizers and volunteers will monitor social distancing and only 120 patrons will be allowed into the sale at a time. Tables will be further apart, and markers will be placed on the floor to assist with social distancing. Shoppers will also be asked to follow the marked arrows and to enter through the south door. Hand sanitizer will be available, and high-touch surfaces will be wiped down hourly.

FFAPL will not be accepting donations during the sale; however, a monetary donation can be made with the cashier. A complete list of accepted donations can be found here.

Some of the Library’s programs and services have been possible due to the funding provided through FFAPL’s book sales. FFAPL funding is the primary support for the annual Summer Reading Club.  Their support also allows the Library to offer various other programs for all ages throughout the year, such as early literacy, cultural programs, adult education, and maker programs. As a 501(c)3, FFAPL is also a conduit for various grants and corporate donations to help fund programming projects. Without FFAPL's support, a large span of the programming currently offered would not be possible. Support FFAPL and your library while you find great deals.