Do you have a few hours each month to help the Robbins Library? If so, the Friends of the Library could use your assistance. Volunteers help with fundraising activities and programs, serve on various committees (programs, membership, fundraising, publicity), assist with our Book Sales, and serve on the Friends Board of Directors. If you are interested or would like further information, please contact us at  Be sure to include a phone number if you would like someone to call you back.


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 ($1.00-$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 of gently used paperback and hardcover books for the Book Sale are gratefully accepted in the large white bin on the fourth floor of the Library in the Book Sale Room**. Please do not donate textbooks, encyclopedias, videotapes, guide books more than ten years old, or books without covers or damaged books. All other books, books on cd, music cd’s and DVD’s are welcome.

We ask you to limit your contributions to one bag/box per visit, due to storage limitations. The ongoing Book Sale is maintained with the hard work of Friends volunteers who sort and shelve the new additions.

** (For our periodic book sales, such as on Town Day, a large blue bin is placed in the lobby of the Robbins Library.)


Consider supporting Arlington’s libraries—places to meet, relax and learn. Donations of any amount are appreciated. The Friends of the Robbins Library is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax-deductible. (If you are considering an endowed fund or bequest, or wish to target your donation in support of a specific campaign, please visit the website for the Arlington Libraries Foundation.)

Donate by Check:

Please make your check payable to Friends of the Robbins Library and mail or bring to: 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476. Your contribution is eligible for most company matching grant programs. Just provide your company form with your check.

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