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You’re Invited! Arlington Public Library Branches to Host Open House Events

This October, the Arlington Public Library branches invite patrons to a series of Branch Open Houses! Library branches are always open to the public, but these open houses are great opportunities to meet library staff, tour the building, discover lots of free things to do in the community, get a…

Arlington Public Library’s Genealogy Lock-In Offers Live Streaming Workshops

Get ready for a full day of family history and genealogy workshops! The Arlington Public Library is offering another Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a. m. to 9 p. m. at the Downtown Library. Celebrate Family History Month with a live videos, streamed all day long from different locations around…

Arlington Reads Served 388 Adult Literacy Students in 2017-18 Sessions

Arlington Reads, the adult literacy initiative of the Arlington Public Library, served 388 students in the 2017-18 school year. Arlington Reads offers free classes in high school equivalency test preparation, English as a Second Language, citizenship and general adult education. Classes are offered in the Downtown Library, several library branches and…

Treasures Galore at Library Fall Book Sale Sept. 26-30

The price is right if you are in the market for low-cost reading and listening material at the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library Fall Book sale at the Meadowbrook Recreation Center. Opening Wednesday, Sept. 26, the semi-annual event is a gigantic “bargain basement” for book lovers, according to…

Arlington Librarian Named to Texas Bluebonnet Awards Selection Committee

Arlington Public Library Librarian Morgan Brickey-Jones has been selected to by the Texas Library Association to serve on the selection committee for the Texas Bluebonnet Awards. The Texas Bluebonnet Award encourages students in grades third through sixth to read. The Texas Bluebonnet Award reading program was established in 1979. All…

Arlington Public Library Excited to be on Book Riot’s ‘Awesome Children’s Library’ List

The Arlington Public Library is excited to be one of Book Riot’s 13 Awesome Children’s Libraries around the U. S.! Book Riot featured the children’s section of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in their list. This bright, colorful space was designed with children in mind, with welcoming seating, an…

Arlington Helping Kids Be School Ready With ‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ Campaign

The Arlington Public Library is helping children and families get ready to start school with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide challenge that encourages caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. Reading often to young children helps improve vocabulary, listening, and other skills vital…

Woodland West Library to Close Temporarily During Renovations

Beginning August 1, 2018, the Woodland West Branch Library will close temporarily while the building is renovated. The branch’s front doors, façade and other areas will be updated. Library service will be unavailable at Woodland West during construction, which is expected to be complete in November. The renovation will feature improvements…