Arcadia Public Library

20 West Duarte Road
Arcadia, CA 91006

Tel: (626) 821-5567
Fax: (626) 447-8050

Darlene Bradley
Director of Library & Museum Services

Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday
   10 a.m.– 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 
   10 a.m.– 6 p.m.
(Closed Sundays & Holidays)

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The Library welcomes your support!  This support may take many forms, including:

  • Friends of the Arcadia Public Library 
    Helping to support programs and collections at the Library
  • Volunteering at the Library
    Serving your community by offering your time and your skills to your Library

    • General Teen and Adult Volunteers
      Study Room Monitor
      Computer Monitor
      Straightening Books
      Volunteer Greeter
      Internet tutor (Adult)  *
      Teen Zone Assistant
      Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
      Circulation Volunteer
      Special Event Assistant
      Foreign Film Assistant  *
      Children's Barks & Books Assistant
      Children's General Volunteer
      Middle School Advisory Group (MAG)
      Delivering Books to the Home-bound  *
      English Conversation Class Tutor  *
      Assisting Staff with Clerical Tasks and Special Projects

    • Summer Teen Volunteer Program
      If you are at least 13 years old by June 1 and enjoy working with younger children, the Children's Room needs friendly, responsible volunteers to help with our summer programs. Teen Volunteer applications are available in early Spring in the Children's Room.  Please ask the Children's Services Staff for more information.
  • Helping Hands Brochure
    Private, county and city volunteer opportunities in the Arcadia area 
  • Memorial and Honor Books
    Remembering family or friends or occasions with a gift of a new book
  • Donating to the Library

    • Gifts of used books and other materials
      The Library and the Friends of the Library welcome donations of used books and other materials such as music CDs and movie DVDs that are in good condition.  However, we are unable to use magazines.  The Library staff will evaluate materials for addition to the collection in accordance with the Library Materials Selection Policy.  Gift materials that cannot be used in the collection will be given to the Friends for sale in their bookstore, which in turn benefits the Library. 

      Donated items can be left on the Library's loading dock in the back of the building.  Donation receipts (for tax purposes) are available Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (except for Library holidays) by ringing the bell next to the loading dock door. 

    • Financial contributions
      Tax deductible contributions may be made to the Friends of the Arcadia Public Library, or directly to the Arcadia Public Library for unrestricted purposes or for a specific program, such as the Children's Summer Reading Program.

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