Arlington Libraries are a place where we can meet, relax and expand our world for a few minutes or hours. Public libraries need private donations since citizen requests for materials and services exceed the funds available through the municipal budget. The library gratefully accepts donations from individuals and organizations, and there are a variety of ways to help. The Arlington Libraries Foundation, the Friends of the Robbins Library and Friends of the Fox organizations play a major role in promoting and supporting library services in our community.
Arlington Libraries Foundation
The Arlington Libraries Foundation was established to raise awareness of the role of the libraries in Arlington, Massachusetts and raise funds to support their work. The Foundation seeks to create ways that will build a legacy for the libraries and create ongoing sources of support.
Make a donation
The newly established Arlington Libraries Foundation has assumed some funding responsibilities from the Friends. Please visit the Foundation donate section for more information. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Join the Friends or Renew your Membership
The Friends of the Robbins Library provide support through their book sales, special programs and membership dues. Members receive invitations to library programs, early access to the book sales and two “fine free” coupons for overdue materials. New members also receive a Robbins Library tote bag.
To become a Friend of the Library you can download a Friends of the Library brochure/application using the link below. You will need Abobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to download the file for viewing and printing. You can also use the PayPal form below to apply.
Do you have a few hours each month to help the Robbins Library? If so, the Friends of the Library could use your assistance. The Friends is a nonprofit citizen's organization that supports the library with fundraising activities and programs.
The levels for becoming a Friend are as follows:
Senior Citizen $10
Individual (new) $15
Individual (renewing) $15
Family/Super member $30
Life Member $250
Ongoing Book Sale at Robbins Library
The Friends of the Robbins Library maintain an ongoing book sale in the library's fourth floor Book Sale Room. The selection is updated frequently and the books are reasonably priced (50 cents to $2.00). Proceeds from the sale allow the Friends to offer the family museum pass program as well as to purchase supplemental materials and equipment for the Robbins and Fox libraries. Donations for the book sale are gratefully accepted, but we ask you to limit your contributions to one bag/box per visit, due to storage limitations.
The Friends are revitalizing the organization by increasing membership and planning for upcoming programs. Members are needed for a Board of Directors (one meeting per month) as well as for various committees (programs, membership, fundraising, publicity).
Please contact Library Director Ryan Livergood (781) 316-3201 if you are interested in serving on a committee or as a Board member.
Friends of the Fox
The Little Fox Shop
The Little Fox shop was founded in June, 2008 by Susan Dorson and Amy Weitzman. Dedicated to the East Arlington Branch Library ,"The Fox", the Friends of Fox want to make sure it stays open for everyone to enjoy. Proceeds from the shop benefit the Fox Library.