Tag Archives: Downtown Library

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…

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…

Downtown Construction Update: Temporary Closure at City Hall’s North Entrance

As part of the continuing work to complete the new City Council Chamber, Downtown Library and Plaza, beginning this week, access to the north side of Arlington City Hall will change. Pedestrians will be able to access City Hall from Pecan Street along the curved sidewalk adjacent to the new Council…

Love Your Library with Donations for the New Downtown Library

Love Your Library with book donations! As the Arlington Public Library gets closer to opening the new Downtown Library, it’s time to look forward to items patrons can check out from the new building. Librarians have been carefully developing the new building’s collection for years, but they also created Amazon wish…

Downtown Library, City Council Chamber Projects Nearing Completion

After nearly 17 months of construction, two major projects that will transform the face of Downtown Arlington are nearing completion. The $34 million Downtown Library, which sits on land previously used as the public parking lot for City Hall, is on target to complete construction in February. Installation of the furniture,…

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…