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. 

Community Partner Shopping Hours: 

  • Sat., Dec. 10:  10 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Sun. Dec. 11:  10 - 11:00 a.m.

Public Shopping Hours:

  • Sat., Dec. 10:  11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sun. Dec. 11:  11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

How it works: 

  • Pick up a ticket before entering the shop and exchange it for one item. 
  • We will limit the number of people in the Gift Nook spaces at any one time. Please anticipate the possibility of waiting in line. 
  • Visit the gift wrapping station to personalize and wrap your gift(s). Check out other Library giftmaking and wrapping programs. 
  • This event is great for children and people on tight budgets.

How to donate: 

  • The Library is accepting small giftable items in excellent condition.
  • Sep. 20 - Nov. 2
  • Look for the donation box at all library locations during the donation period.
  • We are accepting: 
  • We cannot accept items in less-than-excellent condition

Invited Community Partners: 

  • Any leftover items will be donated to one of our community nonprofit partners.

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For our current policies on masking please see our Library Operations Update

For more information, contact

Sunday, December 11, 2022
10:00am - 5:00pm
Quincy Room
Central Library
Events for All Ages
Sustainability and Environment
Arlington Public Library

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