About the Friends of the Robbins Library

4203760129_14a4bdb26b_oThe Friends of the Robbins Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization with the overall goal of supporting and enhancing the activities of the Robbins and Fox Libraries for the benefit of the local community.


By becoming a friend of the Robbins Library, you will be making an important contribution to two of the Towns most vital educational and cultural assets, and enhancing the activities of the Libraries. If you would like to join the Friends, or are interested in volunteering, please see our ‘ Get Involved‘ page! Additionally, you can better understand the services we provide, by looking at our ‘Services‘ page. Our Friends of the Robbins Library Board is made up of about a dozen Arlingtonians, who meet once a month to organize the Friends’ activities.  Board meetings are open to all Friends’ members.  Meetings typically take place on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.  If you’re interested in attending a meeting and/or becoming a member of the Friends of the Robbins Library Board, please send an email to: info@friendsofrobbinslibrary.org. Current Officers:  Susi Barbarossa and Elizabeth Jaedicke (Co-Chairs), Tim Wilson (Vice-Chair), Karen Kittredge (Treasurer), Marion Kilson (Secretary), Sally Naish (Program Director).  Members-at-Large:  Ruth Hersh, Lynne Larkin, Judy Lavine, and Eric Olson; Emeritus Members At-Large:  Andrew Fischer, Alison Goulder.


The Friends of the Robbins Library hold periodic book sales, such as on Town Day, and also 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 ($1.00-$2.00). Proceeds from the sales 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.  To donate books to our ongoing and periodic Book Sales, please see details here. hive-install


Check out the beehives on the 3rd floor balcony of the Robbins Library funded by the Friends of the Robbins Library.