Full of Gratitude for the Holiday Gift Nook: Free, Festive and Fun.
The public enjoyed the free holiday shopping experience on Dec 10-11 at Central Library.
Last weekend, Arlington Public Library hosted the "Gift Nook," a free holiday market developed from thousands of items donated by the community.
Nearly a thousand children and adults participated in this free holiday shopping experience.
This successful initiative would not have happened without the generosity and goodwill of our caring Arlington community who donated thousands of quality re-giftable items at our Gift Nook drop-off boxes this fall. This economical and sustainable approach to holiday shopping for people on a tight budget exceeded all our expectations and put smiles on patron and Library staff faces.
Our Library staff and volunteers are thankful to all of you for playing a vital role in this wonderful initiative. Some of the positive feedback we received:
- "You had the exact item I was looking for my son. This means so much to me."
- "Love the selection of items."
- "Will this happen again next year? Please come back!"
Always open. Always free. Always thankful.
Yours at Arlington Public Library.