Category Archives: Library

Library’s LEGO Camp Gives Kids Chance to Build Problem Solving, Creative Thinking Skills

Arlington children had a blast building during the Arlington Public Library’s LEGO Camp.  During the three-day camp, children created and programmed motorized objects using LEGO Wedo kits. These kits include LEGO bricks, motors, sensors, and a USB connection. Students build their projects, then connect them to a computer to bring…

Eric Nadel with Texas Rangers to Read to Kids Monday at Southeast Branch Library

Storytime at Southeast Branch gets a change-up June 19.  Eric Nadel, announcer for the Texas Rangers, will come for the third year in a row and read for children and greet fans. Nadel has been calling games for the Rangers for more than 30 years, and received the Ford C.…

Symphony Arlington’s KidsNotes Program Allows Children to Explore Music

Libraries are typically thought of as quiet places. But on Thursday, June 8, the Northeast Branch Library was filled with the sounds of happy children tapping drums and playing with a violin, clarinet and trombone as part of Symphony Arlington’s KidsNotes program. Early exposure to music and the arts is crucial…

Free Summer Meals at Select Arlington Public Library Locations

The Arlington Public Library joins other Arlington institutions to offer free meals to children this summer. Children ages 1-18 can receive a free lunch at the East Arlington, Southeast, Southwest, and Woodland West Branches every weekday from 12:15-1:15 p. m. This is the Library’s second summer providing meals in partnership with CitySquare…

Build a Better World with Arlington Public Library’s Summer Reading Club

Arlington residents of all ages are invited to Build a Better World with the Arlington Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Club. This year’s construction-themed program begins June 3 and runs until July 29. The Arlington Public Library is always working to make a better Arlington by promoting quality education, building strong…

Union Pacific Continues Legacy of Building Towns with Downtown Library Donation

Union Pacific has donated $25,000 to Arlington’s new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. The new library building, which is currently under construction just south of the train tracks running through downtown Arlington, will provide state-of-the-art technology and services. Dan Harbeke of Union Pacific looks forward to watching this donation benefit Arlington…

New Downtown Library to Feature Imagination Playground Thanks to Grant

The Arlington Public Library has been awarded an Imagination Playground in a Cart, an innovative playground equipment system, thanks to a grant provided by Target and KaBOOM!. KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through play, is working with Target to increase access to play…

Southeast Branch Library to Enhance Beginning Readers Collection with $2,500 Grant

The Texas Book Festival has awarded the Southeast Branch Library a $2,500 collections enhancement grant that will be used to provide Beginning Readers for youth. These books help children transition from picture books, which rely on illustrations to tell a story, to chapter books, which rely primarily on text. Beginning Readers…

Discover Your Family History at Library’s Your Story Workshops

Your family history goes deeper than the names written on a genealogy chart, or in a family tree. Documents like marriage certificates, immigration records, military photographs, or other artifacts only scratch the surface. The stories and memories passed between generations give a much fuller picture of a family’s history, but…