Libraries matter — Here is why:
They provide open access to information.
They are free.
They are inclusive.
On any given day, kids come to storytime, and read to dogs; teens meet with young adult authors to review books and instruct older adults on new technology; those new to our country practice their English; a homebound patron receives an audiobook by mail; residents explore their community history and learn about desegregation in Arlington Public Schools; the pop-up Library exceeds expectations; our award-winning Energy Lending Library provides energy efficiency solutions to home-owners; we learned at Arlington Reads from 3 award-winning authors — Colum McCann, Elizabeth Strout and Viet Thanh Nguyen — why fiction matters; and our Library app puts us in your pocket.
Libraries now and forever — committed to you.
On behalf of all the Library staff, thank you for being part of a great public library system and best wishes for a bright new year.
Director, Arlington Public Library