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 2021
We have an opening at the Aurora Hills Branch. If you are a regular patron at Aurora Hills and interested in representing your library on the Board, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Directors
President: Claire Christian
Vice President: Jane Posner
Treasurer: Judy Kindell
Secretary: Laura Porter
Aurora Hills Representative: OPEN
Central Library Representative: Rob Hizon
Cherrydale Representative: Kate Summers
Columbia Pike Representative: Sharyn Meister
Glencarlyn Representative: Laura Porter
Plaza Representative: OPEN
Shirlington Representative: OPEN
Westover Representative: Sheila Leonard
Immediate Past President: Kelly Fado
Membership Manager: Jamie Krovontka
Volunteer Coordinator: Maggie Colston
The Board meets the first Monday of the month at 7pm. If the first Monday is a holiday, we meet a week later on the second Monday.
During the pandemic, the Board has been meeting via Zoom, if you are interested in attending a Board Meeting please email info@ArlingtonLibraryFriends.org and we will forward you a Zoom link and password 24 hours before the meeting begins.
Our Annual meeting is in June and at our Annual Meeting, all Members vote for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Board. Thank you to Ballston Local for hosting our 2022 Annual meeting.
November 1, 2021
December 6, 2021
January 3, 2022
February 7, 2022
March 7, 2022
April 4, 2022
May 2, 2022
June 6, 2022 - Annual Meeting, election of Executive Board.
July 11, 2022
August 1, 2022
September 12, 2022
October 3, 2022
November 7, 2022
December 5, 2022
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