Over $100,000 in Grants awarded to the Arlington Public Library

The Arlington Public Library has been awarded five competitive grants from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This funding will support workshops and events for a wide range of ages and interests. The Library will be working with local partners, including other area libraries, to extend the reach of these programs […]

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North Texas Giving Day set for September 14

Support the Arlington Public Library during North Texas Giving Day! The 9th Annual North Texas Giving Day is back on September 14, 2017, and aims to set yet another national record. North Texas Giving Day, launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas, has pumped more than $156 million into local nonprofits over the past eight one-day events. This year […]

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The Optimist Club of Arlington Donates to the Downtown Library

The Optimist Club of Arlington has strengthened its commitment to education in Arlington with a $50,000 donation to the new Downtown Library. The Optimist Club has supported Arlington youth since its founding in 1945. Diverse offerings such as sports programs, an essay contest, a special-needs scout troup, and scholarships in conjunction with the University of Texas provide opportunities to students […]

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Community Yard Sale Yields Generous Donations to New Downtown Library

Thanks to the generous support of Arlington residents and visitors at this past weekend’s Community Yard Sale, $2,274 was raised to support the building of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, which is scheduled to open to the public in summer 2018. The Friends & Foundation of the Arlington Public Library hosted the yard sale at the Literacy House […]

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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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Union Pacific Continues Legacy of Building Towns with Downtown Library Donation

Union Pacific has donated $25,000 to Arlington’s new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. The new library building, which is currently under construction just south of the train tracks running through downtown Arlington, will provide state-of-the-art technology and services. Dan Harbeke of Union Pacific looks forward to watching this donation benefit Arlington for generations to come. “Libraries are foundational, especially for […]

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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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Brad Cecil and Associates Breaking Barriers with the new Downtown Library

Brad and Sue Cecil of Brad Cecil and Associates are breaking down barriers in Arlington through their support of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. The fundraising consulting firm has donated $25,000 towards the new building, which is scheduled to open to the public in summer of 2018. The Cecils have been Arlington residents since 1991. After raising children […]

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A Library is Brewing at Legal Draft Beer Company

A Library is Brewing! Join the craft brew revolution with Legal Draft Beer Company at this fundraiser for the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library on Sunday, April 23 from noon to 6 p.m. The afternoon features great drinks including root beer, live music, arts and crafts, and games for the whole family. Greg McCarthy and Curt Taylor of Legal Draft […]

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Spring Book Sale at Meadowbrook Recreation Center Continues Through Sunday

Katie Browning stood, arms full of books, as her three children browsed the neatly organized tables for even more good reads at the Meadowbrook Recreation Center on Friday afternoon. This was Browning’s first trip to the annual Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library’s annual spring book sale. But after finding so many affordable books there, she said it […]

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