Introducing the Build-A-Dream Read-A-Thon Fundraiser

This summer, take part in the first ever Build*A*Dream Read*A*Thon fundraiser! The Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library is having a fundraiser that encourages children to read. Children read while they raise money to help build the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Every reader sets a personal fundraising goal and asks friends and family to support their […]

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Vote for the Friends and Foundation as Urban Alchemy’s Non-Profit Partner

Vote for the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library to become Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar’s inaugural non-profit organizational partner. Urban Alchemy asked the community to nominate their favorite non-profit groups, and The Friends and Foundation are one of five final candidates. Voting is open now. Urban Alchemy will announce the winning group on Friday, June 30. […]

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Free Summer Meals at Select Arlington Public Library Locations

The Arlington Public Library joins other Arlington institutions to offer free summer meals to children this summer. Children ages 1-18 can receive a free lunch at the East Arlington, Southeast, Northeast, and Woodland West Branches every weekday from 12:15-1:15 p.m. This is the Library’s second summer providing meals in partnership with CitySquare Food on the Move, a federally funded nutrition […]

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Build a Better World with 2017 Summer Reading Club

Arlington residents of all ages are invited to Build a Better World with the Arlington Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Club. This year’s construction-themed program begins June 3 and runs until July 29. Readers of all ages can keep busy over the summer with free, live programs; an online tool to track reading; The Arlington Public Library is always working […]

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DISCOVER Wall Will Welcome Children to the new Downtown Library

Discover all of the wonderful things the Arlington Public Library has to offer children and families! Young visitors and their families will enjoy trips to the first floor children’s area of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, with its playful seating, up-to-date technology, and a permanent art installation called the DISCOVER wall. The DISCOVER wall is a life-sized interactive […]

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Introducing the Imagination Playground in a Cart

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 national non-profit 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 across the country. Grants for Imagination Playgrounds […]

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New Non-Fiction Titles are Arriving for Summer 2017

These brand-new non-fiction titles for adults are on their way to our branches! Get ready for reading by the pool with a stack of memoirs, biographies, histories, or other non-fiction books. You can reserve them now by heading to our catalog and placing a hold on them. Happy reserving! p.s. Looked in the catalog and didn’t find that particular book […]

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Volunteer Shout-Outs during National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2017

This National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 23-29, the Arlington Public Library showed volunteers how valued and important they are. The library is lucky to have dedicated volunteers of all ages who work at all locations as well as out in the community. In today’s world, it’s getting difficult to retain consistent and quality volunteers, but the effort is worth it. Volunteers are […]

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