About the Library

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Library Staff helping patron
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Arlington Public Library provides services aligned with our Strategic Plan through a network of seven library facilities located throughout the city, as well as numerous LibraryLiNK locations placed in schools or other service organizations. LibraryLiNK services vary by location, but generally include delivery/check-out of materials or access to digital materials.

In addition, Arlington Reads, the Library’s literacy program, established The Literacy House in FY 2012 in order to expand and enhance program offerings. Arlington Reads was awarded accredited status for its literacy program by ProLiteracy, an international nonprofit organization that supports literacy programs throughout the nation.

In addition to literacy programming, the Library offers programming for all ages, often in partnership with community educational and cultural institutions, that serves to enhance quality of life and civic involvement, increase appreciation for the arts, and improve vocational skills for Arlington residents.

The Library’s collection of print and audiovisual materials (books, DVDs, audiobooks, music, etc.) is supplemented by a growing array of digital services offered, including online language learning, test preparation, eBooks, eaudiobooks, research databases, resume and career development resources, indexed full-text newspapers and magazines, genealogy resources, as well as homework help support.

A large group of enthusiastic community volunteers supplement services offered by library staff. In FY 2011, the Library won both the Texas Branding Iron award and the national John Cotton Dana Award for public relations efforts related to its volunteer recruitment campaign.

Our Strategic Plan

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Download Arlington Public Library's 2011-15 Strategic Plan

Part 1 - Our Future
Part 2 - Our Past
Part 3 - Benchmarks