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The Optimist Club of Arlington Donates to the Downtown Library

The Optimist Club of Arlington has strengthened its commitment to education in Arlington with a $50,000 donation to the new Downtown Library. The Optimist Club has supported Arlington youth since its founding in 1945. Diverse offerings such as sports programs, an essay contest, a special-needs scout troup, and scholarships in conjunction…

Union Pacific Continues Legacy of Building Towns with Downtown Library Donation

Union Pacific has donated $25,000 to Arlington’s new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. The new library building, which is currently under construction just south of the train tracks running through downtown Arlington, will provide state-of-the-art technology and services. Dan Harbeke of Union Pacific looks forward to watching this donation benefit Arlington…

New Downtown Library to Feature Imagination Playground Thanks to Grant

The Arlington Public Library has been awarded an Imagination Playground in a Cart, an innovative playground equipment system, thanks to a grant provided by Target and KaBOOM!. KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through play, is working with Target to increase access to play…

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…

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…

Library’s Inaugural Building A Dream Gala Featured Arlington Bestselling Author Sandra Brown

More than 130 library supporters enjoyed an elegant evening at the Arlington Museum of Art on March 25, 2017, for the Arlington Public Library’s inaugural Building A Dream Gala. Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author and long-time Arlington resident, was the series’ first featured guest. The evening included live music, heavy…

Stripe-A-Zone’s Generous Donation Supports Future Downtown Library

Stripe-A-Zone and the David Sargent family have donated $50,000 to the Dream: CENTRAL capital campaign for the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. With three Texas locations, Stripe-A-Zone is an industry leader in pavement marking and road striping. The company has been locally owned by the Sargent family since 1997. David Sargent,…