Category Archives: Library

Tornado Photo Project Helping Families Retrieve Lost Memories

Shortly after tornadoes ripped through southwest Arlington, 18-year-old Kate Atwood was roaming her damaged neighborhood wanting to do something, anything, to help homeowners as they moved zombie-like through the devastation that was once their property. “I’m a stroke survivor, so I can’t use my right side very well,” said Atwood.…

Arlington Public Library Wins Big for Its Volunteer Program Campaign

Ever wanted to be a Book Doctor?  How about a Multicultural Consultant?  Heritage Sleuth?  You can through the Arlington Public Library’s volunteer program, which has gained state and national praise for its quirky approach to attracting community assistance. The library recently received two public relations awards for its “Become a Part…

City, School Leaders Discuss Collaborations

With nothing but a student ID, Arlington students can download digital material from city libraries. An innovating program offers teenagers the opportunity to gain experience in firefighting. Drop-out prevention services will reach students with evening classes, counseling and homework help. These are just a few of the partnerships between the city and school…

The Fishing Librarian at a Naturally Fun Neighborhood Near You!

The Fishing Librarian will make his 2012 debut on Saturday at the Naturally Fun Neighborhood Family Fishing Adventure at Randol Mill Park.  The Fishing Librarian is an Outdoor Superhero donning a fishing vest instead of a cape.  His superpowers include teaching fishing and encouraging reading among people of all ages.  He made…

Arlington Mansfield Library Partnership Unveils Library Card Campaign

Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children, or a student doing research, your local library can help. The Arlington Mansfield Library Partnership is celebrating National Library Week, April 8-14, by kicking off an Adult Library Card…