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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…

Arlington Public Library’s Annual Pop Culture Convention, ArlingCon, Returns Saturday

Superhero capes may not be something you typically see as standard attire at the University of Texas at Arlington, but on Saturday, June 30, you will see everything from Godzilla stomping through the halls, to magical girls stopping evil by moonlight. ArlingCon is the Arlington Public Library’s free annual pop culture convention,…

Celebrate Arlington’s Downtown Library Grand Opening This Saturday

The public is invited to come out this weekend and explore the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, which will officially open its doors at 10 a. m. Saturday, June 16, 2018. The Downtown Library, located at 100  S. Center St. just north of  City Hall, will provide access, knowledge, and resources through…

Welcome Downtown: The Downtown Library’s Second Floor

The Downtown Library’s second floor is dedicated to modern learning, creativity and innovation. With technology and spaces for teens and adults, students and creators, the second floor will be a busy hub of activity. Explore public computing, adult education, maker spaces and more once the Downtown Library opens on June…

Discover Your Story: Get Ready for Summer Reading Club

Days are getting warmer, the school year is coming to close, and the Arlington Public Library is gearing up for another season of Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme, Discover Your Story, invites readers of all ages and interests to explore the world around them—both with stories and books, and…