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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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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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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2106 Texas 2×2 Reading List

The 2X2 Reading List is a project of the Children’s Round Table, a unit of the Texas Library Association. The 2X2 Committee‘s charge is to produce a list of 20 recommended books for children, age two to grade two. To accomplish this, the committee reads widely. They are looking for excellent books that will excite readers – books that are visually appealing and appropriate for both the […]

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Community Partnerships Bring Summer Meals to Children

While most children greet the start of summer vacation without a care in the world, there are many parents who find the two months of time away from school tricky, due to the absence of a free daily lunch many children qualify for during the school year. This year, parents in Arlington have a new option for replacing that mid-day […]

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Summer Reading Club Begins June 4

On your mark, get set … read! With a theme focused on sports and activity, the Arlington Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Club begins June 4. Kickoff celebrations will be held that day at library branches around the city from 10 a.m. to noon. As in years past, the Summer Reading Club is open to all ages and is free of […]

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