Forgotten Images of Arlington’s African-American Past

Do you know about the early African-American business & residential community in central Arlington called “The Hill?” Have you heard about the African-American soldiers and sailors from Arlington that served in WWI and WWII? Do you know about one of the first African-American business owners in Arlington, what businesses SHE operated, and the sweet car she drove? Join us for […]

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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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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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Power Up with Events for Young Entrepreneurs

Join us today for Power Up at Your Library Day! The Arlington Public Library strives to power your ideas, your knowledge, and your life. We offer a variety of technology and computer classes for all ages. We have eBooks and online resources. We offer adult learning programs. This September, we’re also featuring classes for enterprising youth. Young Entrepreneurs Club meets […]

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Explora

Did you know that we offer a fun, easy-to-use tool that can help you complete homework, research, and classroom assignments? With Explora, you will discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports. Available on […]

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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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