The Robbins Library and the Fox Branch Library are places 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 in 2013 to raise awareness of the role of the libraries in Arlington, Massachusetts and raise funds to support them. Please visit the Foundation “Donate” section for more information. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Friends of the Robbins Library
The Friends of the Robbins Library provide support through their book sales, special programs and membership dues. The Friends of the Robbins Library maintain a year-round book sale on the fourth floor of the Robbins Library. The selection is updated frequently and the books are reasonably priced (50 cents to $2.00). Proceeds 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. Book donations are gratefully accepted, but we ask you to limit your contributions to one bag/box per day, due to storage limitations. A Friends membership means invitations to library programs sponsored by the Friends, early access to the Town Day and Children’s annual book sales, and a Friends of the Robbins Library tote bag.
Friends of the Fox
Dedicated to East Arlington’s neighborhood branch library, the Edith M. Fox Library, the Friends of the Fox want to make sure it stays open for everyone to enjoy. Proceeds from secondhand clothing and merchandise sales benefit the Fox Library.