Arab Public Library

325  Second  Street  NW ♦ Arab, AL 35016  ♦ 256-586-3366


The library has a collection of 53,300 volumes in print encompassing current fiction and non-fiction for children, young adults, and adults. Over 200 volumes pertaining to the Civil War are available for reference, and displays of Civil War memorabilia.

Periodicals and Newspapers:
Current hardcopy magazines and newspapers are available for patrons to enjoy while visiting the library. Back issues of magazines up to one year are available. Magazines and newspapers may not be checked out.

Audio Material:
Audio CD’s and Play-away audios are available for checkout. These include fiction and non-fiction

Video Material:
DVD's may be checked out on an adult card. These include recreational and educational topics.

Reimagining School Readiness Kits

There are currently 10 Reimaging School Readiness (RSR) Kits available for circulation.  These kits include books, games, and activity guides to assist in school readiness.  Suitable from birth to age 8 years.


Special Services:
Pre-school Children's Story Time: Wednesday 9:30-10:00 am
Children enjoy stories, music, special guests and crafts.

Legos at the Library meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 3:00-5:00 pm.

Stitches in the Stacks Crochet Club meets every Tuesday at 10:00 am.

Stitches in the Stacks Kids Crochet Club meets 1st Tuesday at 4:00 pm and 4th Friday at 10:00 am each month.

A-List Book Club meets 2nd Monday of each Month at 1:00 pm

BYOB Book Club meets 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 pm.


Summer Reading Program:
The library offers a professional quality summer reading program to all children from toddlers to teens. The program encourages children to read for pleasure and is designed to keep children reading year-round. The program also provides an opportunity for children to use computers, search the Internet and socialize with peers. Incentive prizes, entertaining programs and end of summer pool party are all part of the program.

Basic Computer Class:
On Fridays in the months of January, April, July, and October from 10:00-11:00, we offer a series of computer classes. Registration Required.  Call 256-586-3366.
Learn how to use the mouse, surf the internet and set up an e-mail account.

Public Meeting Room

Public Computer Access

A library in good standing or a valid ID is required to use a computer. 


Printer services

$0.25 per page

Free Wi-Fi


$0.25 per page


Faxing Services available. 
$2.00 first page sent
$1.00 each additional
Domestic Only.  No International

No received faxes


Friends of Arab Public Library:
This is a non-profit organization, operated on a strictly volunteer basis. Membership is $10.00 per year. Meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:00 am in the library. The Friends operates a used book store located behind the Arab Public Library. All proceeds are used to purchase items for the library. Bookstore hours are Wednesday 10:00 am- 4:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-1:30 pm.

Upcoming Events

20 Jun
Date 06.20.2024
24 Jun
06.24.2024 18:00 - 19:00

Bring Your Own Book! Club will meet every 4th Monday of the month in the special collections room from 6-7.  Bring your current read or your favorite book and discuss with others.  Ages 18+

25 Jun
Stitches in the Stacks
06.25.2024 10:00 - 12:00

Stitches in the Stacks Crochet club meets weekly on Tuesdays in the special collections room. Feel free to bring your current project or we will provide the materials.  All skill levels welcome.  Ages 18+  

25 Jun


Event Location: Arab Public Library Special Collections Room

Stitches in the Stacks Kids is a class for kids ages 8-18. Each child will receive a crochet hook and one skein of yarn.  Lessons are included.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact us at 256-586-3366 if you have questions.


26 Jun

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