Category Archives: Library

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. Opening Wednesday, Sept. 26, the semi-annual event is a gigantic “bargain basement” for book lovers, according to Chairman Wayne Halliburton.“Average prices range…

Bond Tracker: Woodland West Branch Library Renovation Project

The City of Arlington has launched a regular Bond Tracker segment for MyArlingtonTV to keep residents informed about the progress of construction on dozens of projects that were included in the City’s bond elections. This month’s episode features the renovation project to transform the Woodland West Branch Library. The project began on…

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 Renovations Under Way

A renovation project to transform the Woodland West Branch Library began on Monday, August 6th.  This $378,000 project will upgrade and modernize the store front, periodical, and administrative areas; remodel the restrooms to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act; and replace three of the four rooftop HVAC units. Due…

MyArlingtonTV Tours the New George W. Hawkes Downtown Library: Third Floor

Director of Libraries Yoko Matsumoto is taking residents and visitors on a tour of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in a three-part series for MyArlingtonTV showcasing each floor. The Downtown Library, located at 100 S. Center St. just north of Arlington City Hall, opened to the public on June 16,…

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…

MyArlingtonTV Tours the New George W. Hawkes Downtown Library: Second Floor

Director of Libraries Yoko Matsumoto is taking residents and visitors on a tour of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in a three-part series for MyArlingtonTV showcasing each floor. The Downtown Library, located at 100 S. Center St. just north of Arlington City Hall, opened to the public on June 16,…