Your Generosity Strengthens Our Libraries

Join us in securing an excellent future for our libraries by supporting the 2015 Annual Appeal!

Be it the investment in traditional print books, virtual materials, or programs for the community, private gifts have bolstered the offerings for the library patron throughout the years, and afforded our libraries the opportunity to meet the changing needs of our community.

As we look to the future, your donation can help define our libraries' further evolution into the library that patrons have come to expect in these modern times

Continuing the 200 year tradition of community giving

The Robbins and Fox Libraries are a modern day commons: a place where people can come together to learn, to meet, and to have affordable access to a wide variety of materials and services. Private donors have funded many of the materials and services enjoyed by library visitors since 1807.

In 1835, a bequest of $100 by Dr. Ebenezer Learned led to the establishment of the children’s library in Arlington (then known as West Cambridge): the first continuously operating children’s library in the United States.

In 2013, the Library Trustees, in response to legislative changes, established the Arlington Libraries Foundation to continue the long tradition of supporting this important resource in our community.

Town Day 2015

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to visit us on Town Day. We had a great time visiting with old friends, making new friends, and spreading the word about the work the Foundation is undertaking to support our fabulous libraries.If you were not able to see us on Town Day, we are sorry to have missed you. Please use the 'Contact us' button on the ABOUT page of our website and let us know how we might help.