About Us

Our mission is to enable a strong, vibrant, engaged community using our libraries as a place to read, learn, work, create, congregate, and share ideas.

Arlington’s public library system is an incredible resource for increasing literacy and strengthening our community.

We strive to enhance its capabilities by providing support for collections, events, and programs.

OUR IMPACT IN 2018

$329,000

Provided to the Library

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36

Author Events

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984

Friends Members

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114,500

Summer Books Read

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585

Maker Events

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Board of Directors
2018-2019

FOAL Board

President – Kate Summers
Vice-President – Judith Kindell
Secretary – Kelly Fado
Treasurer – Martin Pippins
Aurora Hills – Sharyn Meister
Central Library – Rob Hizon
Cherrydale – Nada Sulaiman
Columbia Pike – Kate Schweigart
Glencarlyn – Laura Porter
Plaza Representative – Claire Christian
Shirlington – Judith Hijikata
Westover – Gineane Goldsmith

2019 Board Meetings

Most Board Meetings are held at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy Street.

Friends Board Meeting

May 6 @ 7:00 pm
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201 United States

Friends Annual Meeting

June 3 @ 7:00 pm
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201 United States

Friends Board Meeting

July 8 @ 7:00 pm
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201 United States

Friends Board Meeting

August 5 @ 7:00 pm
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201 United States

Friends Board Meeting

September 9 @ 7:00 pm
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201 United States

Friends Board Meeting

September 23 @ 7:00 pm
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201 United States

Fall Book Sale

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22201 United States

Friends Board Meeting

November 4 @ 7:00 pm
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201 United States

Friends Board Meeting

December 2 @ 7:00 pm
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On a personal note, my learning disabled son has always had a strong aversion to reading. Motivated initially by the promise of free burritos, he read no less than 42 books this summer (which is likely more books than he has willingly read over his entire lifetime). This program has built his confidence and fostered a love of reading that, frankly, I was afraid he’d never develop. I can only imagine that there are many others just like him. What a truly wonderful impact you have all had on this community!"

- Arlington Library Patron