Friday, October 28, 2022

Celebrate Children’s Book Week with the Arlington Public Library! From November 7 to 12, visit the Library and celebrate the joy of reading. Children’s Book Week is celebrated by libraries, schools, and educators across the country to encourage children’s literacy. To help celebrate, each branch will have a dedicated display. Visit all seven branches to discover more about children’s literature.

George W. Hawkes Downtown Library – Popular chapter books & picture books
East Library and Recreation Center – Bilingual
Northeast Branch – Readers
Ron White Lake Arlington Branch – Picture books
Southeast Branch – Graphic Novel
Southwest Branch – Chapter books
Woodland West Branch – Children’s Informational books

Children can also create their own book to keep! Materials will be available at each branch. All supplies will be provided.

On Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., families are invited to our Children’s Book Week Fest at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Celebrate the joy of reading with activities created just for children. Come dressed as your favorite book character!

At 11 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, join us for a virtual book talk with children’s author Lauren Tarshis, the author of the I Survived book series. She will share her journey of creating these popular books. Be sure to stay to the end for a Q&A with the author!

Afterward, we will have book-themed fun in the children’s area. Join the book parade around the library, and participate in our book character scavenger hunt. Plenty of book crafts and games will be available throughout the event. This event is free, and no registration is required.

Many resources are available for children throughout the year at the Arlington Public Library. Try the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge, available in English and Spanish.  Check out books from any of our branches, or download content directly to your mobile device with Libby. We have books for all reading levels. Children can track what they read and participate in reading challenges on Beanstack. Families can also attend storytimes and programs that encourage young readers.

See our calendar

Stop by our programs, check out books with your library card, and join us for this fun week of activities. Let’s create lifelong readers together!