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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Southeast Branch Library receives Texas Book Festival Grant

The Texas Book Festival has awarded the Southeast Branch Library a collections enhancement grant for $2,500. The grant will be used to provide Beginning Readers for youth.  These books help children transition from picture books, which rely on illustrations to tell a story, to chapter books, which rely primarily on text. Beginning Readers serve as a bridge, by providing both […]

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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 to hearing aids and cochlear implants that contain […]

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Courtyard Celebration Showcases the Diversity of East Arlington

Where can you see a fire-breathing dragon, hear music from horns over 10 feet long, and enjoy a snack while you’re watching? Come to the Courtyard Celebration at the East Arlington Branch of the Arlington Public Library on May 13 to experience this and more. “This will be an evening of long horns, mariachi, lions dancing, stepping, song and dance,” […]

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Celebrating Children and Books at Día’s 20th Anniversary

As Arlington’s population continues to become more diverse, the Arlington Public Library will join hundreds of libraries in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). The library will showcase a variety of multicultural programs and services for children and families on Saturday, April 29 from 1-4 p.m. at UTA’s Maverick Activity […]

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Texas Talking Book Program Offered through the Arlington Public Library

The Arlington Public Library is expanding our low-vision resources by becoming a Texas Talking Book Program demonstration site. We want every person to find books they enjoy, but regular-print books aren’t a good fit for all readers. We offer materials in large print, audio format, and Braille, and now, the Talking Book Program provides more options. The Texas Talking Book […]

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