Next week, block parties, cookouts and potlucks and other casual get-togethers will cover Arlington as the City celebrates National Night Out. Join the Arlington Police, other City departments (including the Library!) and your neighbors on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 for the 35th annual National Night Out, a yearly event to boost community ties and show unity against crime. Last year, Arlington had the second highest participation NNO participation among large cities across the county. Spend the evening with your neighbors and see if you can get us to first place.

What is National Night Out?

National Night Out began with an aim to build strong partnerships between the police and the communities they serve, as well to spread awareness of citizen participation programs such as Neighborhood Community Watch groups. NNO spread from police departments to other municipal organizations. Library staff will be attending parties throughout the City to meet the families we serve.

Where will Library staff be?

Librarians and other staff are looking forward to NNO! We will be at Fish Creek Park, Dalworthington Gardens, Woodland Heights, La Fronterra and other community parties that evening.

If we weren’t available to be at your local party, don’t worry: you can still have something fun from the Library at NNO. Check out a themed kit for kids to play with during NNO. These kits are full of toys, games and books, and they’re free with your library card.

How to Get Involved

Arlington residents are invited to turn on their front porch lights and go outside to spend time with their neighbors on October 2. Click here to find a NNO gathering or learn more.

If there isn’t a NNO event in your neighborhood, you can start your own! Find information from the official NNO website, request a starter kit, apply for block party barricades, and more from this page.