[re]Brary Day provides Staff Development on November 10

Library staff from all seven branches will come together on Friday, November 10 for [re]Brary Day, the Arlington Public Library’s annual staff development day. With a team of over 100 employees leading programs, cataloging books, working at service desks, and more throughout the City of Arlington, it’s important that Library staff keep growing, exploring, and learning! On [re]Brary Day, staff […]

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We’re Upgrading our Software for Better Service

The Library’s online catalog will be more mobile-friendly soon after a planned software upgrade scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Regular software updates help us provide the best resources and services to Arlington residents. Although a few Library services will be unavailable during the upgrade, most of our resources will remain available all day long. You’ll see these improvements after […]

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Touch-a-Truck lets Children Explore Community Vehicles

Huge rolling beasts with shining eyes, loud honks, and colorful sides stretching all the way to the sky—once you’ve grown up, it’s hard to remember just how strange and wonderful trucks can be. Cars, trucks and other vehicles are commonplace for anyone old enough to drive, but children find them almost magical. The Library’s third annual Touch-a-Truck gives kids of […]

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Geocaching is Your New Favorite Hobby

Are you looking for a fun, inexpensive hobby—something you and your friends and family can do together? Then check out Geocaching! Geocaching is a world-wide, high-tech treasure hunt. People using Global Positioning System enabled devices (GPS receivers and smart phones) hunt for hidden objects all around the globe. There are currently over two million geocaches hidden in parks, forests, and […]

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Harvey Resources: Find Shelters, File Claims and More

As Hurricane Harvey leaves unprecedented flooding and damage at the Gulf Coast, Arlington is ready to welcome storm evacuees. Arlington first responders have been on-site since August 25 and the City is prepared to open shelters at the State of Texas’s request. All evacuees, whether staying in a local shelter or with friends and family, are welcome at the Arlington […]

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Hurricane Harvey: Ways You Can Help Today

Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a category 4 hurricane on the Texas coast on Friday, August 25. Although Harvey has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, it’s caused unprecedent flooding by staying over the Gulf Coast. Houston, the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the United States, and surrounding areas are heavily impacted. Up to […]

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Hurricane Harvey Evacuees Receive Free Services at the Arlington Public Library

The Arlington Public Library is offering free services to people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. As Harvey continues to cause flooding and damage on the Gulf Coast, Arlington is ready to welcome our neighbors from the south. With seven locations throughout the City, the Arlington Public Library is extending free library services to storm evacuees as they recover and rebuild. Free […]

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Tummy Time supports Infant Learning and Development

New babies are sponges for information. Parents and caregivers with newborns know that their babies still need to learn everything! Infants have a lot of work to do before they read, talk, walk, crawl, or hit other milestones. Brain and body development are both important as babies learn skills like focusing their eyes, lifting their heads, controlling their hands, and […]

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Enjoying the 2017 Eclipse

Eclipse excitement has moved through Arlington! On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will move across North America. Arlington isn’t in the part of the total solar eclipse, where the sun is entirely shadowed by the moon. You can still enjoy viewing the partial eclipse, though! Read on for more information about the eclipse and ways to safely view it. […]

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