Volunteer to Work off Fines: Give and You Shall Receive

Do you have fines on your library account? For a limited time, volunteer to work off your fines! We’re offering another session of our fine forgiveness program this fall. From Sunday, November 5 to Sunday, November 12, you can volunteer at any library location to have $8.00 per hour waived from your account. Who can participate? Any Arlington Library Card […]

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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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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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ESL Class Registration Opens Next Week

Speaking English is a valuable skill and the Arlington Public Library is here to help!  Sign up for ESL classes this month with the Arlington Public Library. Classes are volunteer-led and focused on building English vocabulary for beginner to advanced adult learners. Students must register in person on Tuesday, January 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., or on Wednesday, January […]

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Register for GED and High School Equivalency Study Programs

Registration for GED and other high school equivalency study programs offered by Arlington Reads opens Thursday, January 5. Registration is online from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., or whenever the class is full. Registration is only available online. A high school equivalency diploma like the GED shows that you have high school-level academic skills. These diplomas can open doors to […]

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Arlington Reads’ Newest GED Graduate

Robert M. is another member of the Fall 2015 enrollment class that can hold his GED certificate up high. When Robert first came to Arlington Reads in August 2015, he had already passed the mathematics portion of the GED test. While a good deal of the students who come through Arlington Reads struggle with algebra, Robert said that math always came […]

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Big Week in Adult Education News

The last week of January was a busy week in the world of adult education, the busiest since January 2014, when the most recent iteration of the GED® test was unveiled. What happened?: The passing score of the GED (General Educational Development) test was lowered. Two alternative tests to the GED were approved by Texas State Board of Education. Highlights The […]

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GED Study Program Overview

GED graduates

For adults who don’t have a high school diploma, a GED can be the key to a future job, financial success and a better life. However, according to the American Council on Education, less than 5% of adults in Tarrant County who lack a high school diploma or GED take the exam each year. Arlington Reads coordinates the adult literacy […]

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