Donations of books and audiovisual materials are usually accepted at all library locations. All donations are assessed by library staff to determine if they are needed for the Library’s collection. Materials not kept for the Library are given to the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library.
Donations 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. Please print this form for your records.
Here is a list of acceptable donations
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:
- Email address or phone number
- Message to be included on your bookplate
Contribute Your Time
Get 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:
Improve library experiences by making sure that all materials are in their designated spot.
Lead tutoring sessions, conversation circles, homework help for 1st-3rd grade and support adults enrolled in our literacy programs.
Share your technology skills with a variety of library users.
Contribute by Shopping
When you link your store account to the Arlington Public Library Foundation and shop at Kroger or Tom Thumb, 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!
Sign up for a Community Rewards account and link your Kroger Plus Card to #80744.
Enter organization #9158 on this form and turn it in at your Tom Thumb store.
Sun Club Sustainability Shop
Support the library through the purchase of recycled goods and Arlington Public Library branded items! There are gifts for every holiday for the book lover in your life.
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.
Arlington Public Library Direct Donations
Make a tax-deductible monetary donation in memoriam or tribute to a birthday, anniversary, or any other special day. Your donation enables us to buy books or offer programs that enrich lives. In return, the Library will send a letter acknowledging your gift to the family or individual of your choice. If we purchase materials a personalized bookplate will be attached before the item is ready for check out. Please print this form for your records. Donation_Money_Receipt Form(web).pdf
Friends and Foundation Contributions
There are many different ways you can directly give to your favorite part of the library!
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 Heather Lowe for more information on how your business can help the library.
Please print this form for your records. FFAPL Donation Receipt Form.pdf
Dedicated Partners like you are the key to the Library's success because their generosity makes it possible for us toprovide free, family-friendly activities. We look forward to partnering with community focused organizations like yours to continue offering high quality programming at no cost to attendees.
Contact Stacy Garcia for more information to discuss partnership opportunities in more detail. We thank you for your support of the Arlington Public Library.
Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library
The Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the Arlington Public Library System. Funds are raised for special library purposes and programs through semi-annual book sales and Book and Author luncheons.
We appreciate that you selected the library as a place for your donation and thank you for your considerate and thoughtful gift.