Category Archives: Library

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,…

More than 3,100 Attend Library’s ArlingCon Pop Culture Convention

More than 3,100 people, many dressed in their favorite cosplay creations, attended this year’s ArlingCon at the University of Texas at Arlington. ArlingCon is the Arlington Public Library’s free annual pop culture convention that celebrates fandoms and interests across many genres.  This family-friendly event,  held in conjunction with UTA Libraries, is designed to…

Texas Rangers Share Special Storytime at Arlington’s Downtown Library

Dozens of children gathered at the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library on Tuesday afternoon for a special storytime with Texas Rangers pitcher Chris Martin and Eric Nadel, Hall of Fame radio broadcaster and voice of the Texas Rangers. The storytime was part of the 18th annual Texas Rangers Summer Reading Club,…