Category Archives: Library

Hearing Loops: New Downtown Library to Feature Assistive Listening Technology

On April 25, the Arlington City Council approved the addition of hearing loops to the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. This assistive listening technology broadcasts sound directly into modern hearing aids, allowing patrons with hearing loss to wirelessly and automatically participate in Library programming. Hearing loops magnetically transfer microphone sound signals…

Arlington Public Library Celebrates Children and Books at Día’s 20th Anniversary

As Arlington’s population continues to become more diverse, the Arlington Public Library will join hundreds of libraries in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). The library will showcase a variety of multicultural programs and services for children and families from 1…

Meet Sphero, the Arlington Public Library’s Newest Robots

The Arlington Public Library was awarded the Best Buy Community Development grant in 2016 and has used these funds to purchase 24 Sphero robots. Sphero robots look like no other robot you have ever seen; they are created by the same company who brought us the adorably personable BB-8 from the…

Texas Talking Book Program Delivers Books for Free to Qualified Patrons

The Arlington Public Library is expanding its low-vision resources by becoming a Texas Talking Book Program demonstration site. We want every person to find books they enjoy, but regular-print books aren’t a good fit for all readers. We offer materials in large print, audio format, and Braille, and now, the…

Texas Health Resources, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Support Downtown Library

Texas Health Resources and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital have made a long-term investment in Arlington’s health by donating a combined $50,000 to the campaign for the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Community giving is a vital piece of the public-private partnership that funds the Downtown Library project, but it’s also…

Book Lovers, Rejoice! Annual Spring Sale Returns This Week to Meadowbrook Rec Center

The Spring Book Sale is almost here! Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library for their book sale from April 5-9 at the Meadowbrook Recreation Center. Book sale shoppers can get great deals on books, DVDs, and other items while supporting the Arlington Public Library. The Book Sale…