Fall Book Sale begins September 27, 2017

It’s time for another Fall Book Sale, opening September 27, 2017! The Friends and the Foundation of the Arlington Public Library are back with their twice-yearly book sale. FFAPL members and volunteers have been busy for months to sort, store, price, and arrange thousands of items. Their behind-the-scenes work all comes together when the Meadowbrook Recreation Center is transformed into […]

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Stan Hilliard is the City of Arlington’s Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Stan Hilliard as the City of Arlington’s September Volunteer of the Month!  Stan has been volunteering on a regular basis with the City of Arlington since 2014.  Since then he has given more than 1,800 hours to the Library and 149 hours to Animal Services. Stan considers himself a naturalized Texan.  He is originally from Louisiana but got […]

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Hurricane Harvey: Ways You Can Help Today

Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a category 4 hurricane on the Texas coast on Friday, August 25. Although Harvey has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, it’s caused unprecedent flooding by staying over the Gulf Coast. Houston, the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the United States, and surrounding areas are heavily impacted. Up to […]

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Hurricane Harvey Evacuees Receive Free Services at the Arlington Public Library

The Arlington Public Library is offering free services to people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. As Harvey continues to cause flooding and damage on the Gulf Coast, Arlington is ready to welcome our neighbors from the south. With seven locations throughout the City, the Arlington Public Library is extending free library services to storm evacuees as they recover and rebuild. Free […]

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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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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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Arlington Reads Student Achieves his Dream of Earning a Diploma

Jimmy has been an off and on student with the Arlington Reads High School Equivalency (formerly GED) program since 2014. By his own admission, he had many difficulties growing up and getting his diploma was always a goal of his, though it was a circuitous path which eventually brought him to Arlington Reads. Despite past and present difficulties, Jimmy stuck […]

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Volunteer Shout-Outs during National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2017

This National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 23-29, the Arlington Public Library showed volunteers how valued and important they are. The library is lucky to have dedicated volunteers of all ages who work at all locations as well as out in the community. In today’s world, it’s getting difficult to retain consistent and quality volunteers, but the effort is worth it. Volunteers are […]

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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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