An economical and sustainable approach to holiday shopping!

The Library is hosting a free shopping experience for the holidays. Developed from community donations, the Holiday Gift Nook is open to all and free for all. 

Shopping Hours: 

  • Sat., Dec. 2:  10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sun. Dec. 3:  10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

How it works: 

  • Pick up a free ticket before entering the shop and exchange it for one item. 
  • The number of people in the Gift Nook spaces at any one time may need to be limited. Please anticipate the possibility of waiting in line. 
  • Visit the gift wrapping station to personally wrap your gift(s). 
  • This event is great for children and people on tight budgets.

How to donate: 

  • The Library is accepting small giftable items in excellent condition.
  • We will accept donations throughout the month of October at all library locations. 
  • Look for the donation box at all library locations during the specified donation period.
  • We are accepting: 
  • We cannot accept items in less-than-excellent condition.

Invited Community Partners: 

  • Any leftover items in good condition will be donated to local nonprofits. 

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Saturday, December 2, 2023
10:00am - 4:30pm
Central Library
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Maker Sustainability and Environment
Arlington Public Library
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