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Q&A: Arlington library system seeks to rebuild in COVID era

From staffing shortfalls to a long shutdown in the COVID era, the Arlington library system is facing challenges to return to something resembling a semblance of pre-pandemic normalcy. The Sun Gazette recently queried library director Diane Kresh about efforts that...

Fairfax libraries set to resume regular hours

Fairfax County officials have announced that libraries will return to regular operating hours on April 3. Hours had been restricted several months ago, owing to a resurgence in COVID and related staffing challenges. The library system totals 23 branches, including eight...

Wi-fi hotspots now available at all county libraries

With the addition of free outdoor wi-fi hotspots to Cherrydale and Glencarlyn libraries in January, all branches of the Arlington library system now have wi-fi service accessible inside during operating hours and outside at all times. The service is part...

Library system expects more pop-up closures in coming weeks

Arlington residents should get used to the idea of pop-up closures at county libraries, as the local government continues to try to build back its staffing and address the impact of the lingering COVID crisis. Library officials shut the Cherrydale...

Resumption of library book sale another step back to normal(ish)

There are a few changes in store, but the Friends of the Arlington Public Library’s fall book sale is back – the first time the organization has been able to hold such a sale in two years. The event promises...

Library boosters irked by slow return to normal hours

The chief advocacy organization supporting the Arlington library system has lost patience with the county government’s slow resumption of service throughout the system. And while government leaders say they are committed to getting back on track, there appears to...

Editorial: At last, libraries are all back open

Perhaps the most embarrassing shortcoming of the Arlington County government’s hit-or-miss response to the COVID crisis has been the unwillingness – and that’s the only way it can be described – to keep libraries open, even in a bare-bones...

Editor’s Notebook: Sanity makes a comeback!

Not sure whether our slash-and-burn editorial of two weeks ago had anything to do with it, but it looks like Arlington school officials have abandoned their masks-on policy for most athletes while engaged in competition. As the editorial (caustic even...
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