Category Archives: Library

Arlington Reads: Expanding Minds, Changing Lives

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.  It is a tool for daily life in modern society.  It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories.”                                                                                     -Kofi Annan  Arlington Reads is an accredited literacy program…

Arlington Public Library Receives National Accreditation for Literacy

The Arlington Public Library has been awarded accredited status for its Arlington Reads literacy program by ProLiteracy, an international nonprofit organization that supports literacy programs throughout the nation.  Arlington Reads has served Arlington for four years helping adults improve their reading, mathematics, listening, writing, speaking, and technology skills. In addition,…

Arlington’s Central Library part of North Texas Low Impact Design Competition

The redevelopment of the Arlington Central Library is now the City of Arlington’s submission in a Low Impact Design (LID) Competition for North Texas through the North Texas Land/Water Sustainability Forum.  The design competition is one of several components of the library redevelopment planning process.  Discover Division, Downtown Arlington Management…

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…