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

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 to 24 months. Anyone holding a My First Library Card is eligible to enter monthly drawings for a chance to win a literacy totes designed just for babies! Twenty-one month […]

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SW and SE Meeting Rooms Feature Local Art

The Southeast and Southwest Branch meeting rooms recently received a much-needed update with new paint and artwork on the walls. Both were repainted in January with the colors chosen by the staff from each building. We are excited to host photographs at Southwest Branch from area artist, Ju Measday. Her landscapes showcase swathes of bright and colorful Bluebonnet flowers. She is a […]

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March is National Reading Awareness Month

woman reading to child

March is National Reading Awareness month, but reading shouldn’t just be celebrated one month out of the year – it should be celebrated daily. For a child, being read to daily can significantly help prepare him or her for school. It is also the perfect bonding activity for parents and children. According to research, one-third of children are not ready […]

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