Storytime is coming back!

Storytime at the Arlington Public Library will be returning on January 2, 2018. Storytime is an important way to encourage early learning in children, and helps parents foster a lifelong love of books and reading in their children. Storytime is not only fun, but also promotes five early literacy skills (read, write, sign, talk and play)! Different storytime types focus […]

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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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Arlington Public Library Receives National Designation as Family Place Library

The Arlington Public Library was formally designated as a Family Place Library Thursday, December 8, 2016. Family Place Libraries is a network of children’s librarians who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. The Library has always emphasized early childhood literacy. In 2015, staff began the process of joining […]

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Congratulations Ryan! This month’s Early Childhood Literacy Tote Winner!

child looking at toy

The Arlington Public Library is doing its best to introduce little ones to the joys of reading through early childhood literacy totes, which support early literacy development of babies, ages 0-4-years-old. Anyone holding a My First Library Card is eligible to enter monthly drawings for a chance to win a literacy totes designed for babies up to preschoolers! Fifteen-month-old Ryan […]

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Celebrating Family Literacy in November

Happy November! As the excitement and busy schedules of the holidays begins to build, it’s especially important to block off some time with your little one so you can both decompress and recharge. The Arlington Public Library is celebrating National Family Literacy throughout the month of November, and there are tons of great ways you can help build your child’s literacy […]

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Congratulations Ian! This month’s Early Childhood Literacy Tote Winner!

Child looking at board book about numbers

The Arlington Public Library is doing its best to introduce little ones to the joys of reading through its monthly early childhood literacy tote giveaways! These totes support early literacy development for babies ages 0-4-years-old. Anyone holding a My First Library Card is eligible to enter monthly drawings for a chance to win a literacy totes designed for babies up to […]

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Medieval Thoughts

Feeling Medieval?  Do you want to go back in time and be a knight in shining armor? The Library has just what you need! First explore the book, Knights in History and Legend by Constance Brittain Bouchard. Discover how to become a knight, rules of chivalry, what the armor was like, and how many horses you needed to have. You will […]

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New Theme-Based Sticker: Islamic Holidays

Due to patron requests and the growth of our previous collection size, a new theme-based picture book sticker has been developed for our Celebrations category. The new section will be for all Islamic Holidays, including Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Below is a sample of the new spine label, depicting a mosque. When the adjusted books are returned to the branches, […]

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Library Cards Know No Age!

September is Library Card Signup Month, a time when the Arlington Public Library joins the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to remind families about the most beneficial card in your wallet or on your keychain – your library card! Arlington residents of any age are eligible to hold a library card, and this September, the Arlington Public Library […]

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