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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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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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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2016 Youth Media Award Winners

The American Library Association announced the 2016 Youth Media Awards on Monday, January 11! Check out the winners below and borrow copies from your Arlington Public Library today! John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children: Finding Winnie: […]

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