The Friends of the North Arlington Public Library, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1991, by concerned community individuals who had a dream to assist our library to grow into the viable institution it is today to serve all ages — the young to the elderly.
The Friends provide a wealth of resources not funded by an operating budget through various forms of gifts. Over the years, these gifts ranged form scholarships, honoree books, chairs, shelves, children’s library needs, etc. All were provided by The Friends through book and cake sales, high teas, annual dues, flea markets and various contributions.
Also, The Friends sponsor concerts for adults and children, sponsor summer reading programs and volunteer to teach English to our foreign community. All programs are free to the public. We also have two book discussion groups – a history and a general one – which are informal and fun!
Libraries are community’s cornerstone. The North Arlington Public Library has been an integral part of our community for over 69 years. Since it was founded in 1939, several expansions have taken place. It now seres North Arlington residents and adults and children from neighboring towns of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS).
In today’s world, the Library consists or not only reading and research materials, but high-tech instruments; such as, computers, the internet, CDs, DVDs, books on tape, etc., which are free to all library card holders throughout our communities.
Learning about The Friends and North Arlington Public Library hopefully has peaked your interest and support to come join us and utilize the Library’s wonderful facilities.
The Friends meet at 10am, on the third Friday of every month, in the library meeting room. So, we the Friends of North Arlington Public Library are inviting you to become a member by joining us in support of your community Library.