Category Archives: Library

Bookworms Wanted! Volunteers Sought to Unpack, Shelve Books in New Downtown Library

Volunteer opportunities are now available for the move into the new Downtown Library! The Arlington Public Library is searching for enthusiastic volunteers to help unpack and shelve books between May 17 and 27. Click here to see available shifts and to sign up online. Together with Library staff, volunteers will help…

Sesame Street Pop Up Tour: F is for Friends is Coming to Arlington

Abby Cadabby and Elmo want to meet you at Arlington’s Southeast Branch Library! Come to the library on Friday, April 20 at the following times to get in line and meet your favorite characters: 2-2:30 p. m. 3-3:30 p. m. 4-4:30 p. m. Attendees will participate on a first come, first-served basis. The Meet and…

Award-Winning Author Kwame Alexander to Speak at Southeast Branch Library

Hear Newbery-Medal winning author Kwame Alexander as he tells us about his new book, Rebound. Rebound is a prequel and companion novel to the action-packed, critically acclaimed book, The Crossover. Kwame Alexander will be at the Southeast Branch from 5 to 6 p. m. on April 24. In Rebound, before he is Chuck…

Arlington Library’s Teddy Bear Carnival Returns with Early Literacy Fun

Teddy Bear Carnival is back this spring! Stuffed animals and their favorite children are invited to the Southwest Branch Library on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a. m. to noon for a morning of teddy bear-themed activities. This outdoor event will meet on the grassy lawn outside the branch, so dress for…

Capital Campaign for New Downtown Library is Nearing Completion

The capital campaign for the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library is nearing completion, with $7,214,032 of the $8,000,000 goal raised to date. Only $758,968 remains in order to fully fund and equip the new, state-of-the-art library. The Downtown Library is scheduled to open to the public on Saturday, June 16. The…

Celebrate Random Act of Kindness Week April 9-13 With Arlington Public Library

Take part in Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams’ Kindness Initiative during Random Act of Kindness Week with the Arlington Public Library!Every day from April 9 to 13, meet at 4:30 p. m. at different library locations throughout Arlington to spread kindness, good cheer and the library’s giving spirit. These programs are open to…

Learn More about Downtown Library’s Sustainability Features at Community Event

Bibliophiles and bookworms will soon be able to browse and check out sustainable features and materials at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in Arlington, thanks to a partnership between the City and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. Due to open in June, the brand-new three-story facility will feature stacks of…