Welcome Downtown: The Downtown Library’s First Floor

When the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library opens to the public on June 16, it will be a welcoming hub for all members of the Arlington community. The new library is designed to meet the technological and educational needs of a vibrant, modern society. With three levels, 80,000 square feet of community spaces, meeting rooms, computers, rooftop gardens, and of […]

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Discover Your Story: Get Ready for Summer Reading Club

Days are getting warmer, the school year is coming to close, and the Arlington Public Library is gearing up for another season of Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme, Discover Your Story, invites readers of all ages and interests to explore the world around them—both with stories and books, and through live events throughout Arlington. Participate online, or join the […]

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Plaque Dedication Celebrates Downtown Library Project

On May 1, the Arlington Public Library came one step closer to opening the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library with a plaque dedication for the new building. The plaque, which is located at library’s south entrance, recognizes Arlington’s Mayor, City Council and departmental leadership, as well as the project’s architectural and construction teams. The Downtown Library is scheduled to […]

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Volunteer Opportunities Now Available in the 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 move the collection into the new Downtown Library. The […]

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Whole Foods Community Giving Day to Support Arlington Public Library

On Thursday, April 19, Arlington shoppers can stock up on groceries and support their Library at the same time, thanks to Whole Foods Community Giving Day. Five percent of net sales at the Whole Foods Market in north Arlington will benefit the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library, the Library’s non-profit fundraising group. The Library has participated in […]

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Capital Campaign for the Downtown Library is Nearing Completion at 90% Funded

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 Downtown Library is a public-private partnership between the City […]

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Green Mountain Energy Sun Club to create Sustainable Chapter for Downtown Library

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 sustainably-minded projects funded by the Sun Club’s $400,000 donation, […]

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Celebrate Random Act of Kindness Week with the Arlington Public Library

Take part in Arlington Mayor Jeff William’s Kindness Initiative during Random Act of Kindness Week with the Arlington Public Library. In 2017, Mayor Jeff Williams announced Arlington would be participating in a Kindness Initiative. Support that initiative with a Library twist. Every day from April 9 to 13, meet at 4:30 p.m. at different library locations throughout Arlington to spread […]

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