Category Archives: Library

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…

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…