Tag Archives: Downtown Library

Welcome Downtown: The Downtown Library’s Second Floor

The Downtown Library’s second floor is dedicated to modern learning, creativity and innovation. With technology and spaces for teens and adults, students and creators, the second floor will be a busy hub of activity. Explore public computing, adult education, maker spaces and more once the Downtown Library opens on June…

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…

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 $30 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,…