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Arlington adds back some Sunday library hours

The slow resumption of Arlington library hours continues on Oct. 31, when Central Library and the Columbia Pike branch will resume Sunday service for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. Those two libraries will be open 1...

Editor’s Notebook: Finally, we get some company

For a while there, it looked like Ye Olde Sun Gazette was going to be the only institutional of repute (or perhaps “ill repute”) pressing the Arlington government to get libraries reopened with some semblance of urgency. It was a...

Celebration to mark rebirth of Columbia Pike library

Arlington officials will celebrate a library milestone today with the reopening of a renovated Columbia Pike Library. The event is slated for Thursday, July 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the library, located adjacent to the Arlington Career Center...

Another round of library reopenings slated

With most of its facilities locked up tight for the past 15 months – due first to COVID and then to purported budget woes – the Arlington government’s library system in early July will return to a slightly greater...

Special event to kick off summer-reading program

The Arlington County library system will host an in-person kickoff to its summer-reading initiative on Friday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westover Library. The event will feature artist and athlete Spinny Johnson. “Summer reading helps kids and...

Fairfax libraries spring fully back to life on June 5

Fairfax County library officials say the system will be returning to more normal operations on June 5. “Patrons will once again be able to visit branches without time or capacity limits to enjoy the full range of library services...

New details revealed on library-resurrection timetable

No promises, but Arlington government leaders say they hope to reopen two more branch libraries in July. The Aurora Hills and Columbia Pike branches will be first in line for reopening, albeit likely in a scaled-back fashion as was the...

Letter: Keeping library shut would be an outrage

Editor: Certain events come around like clockwork from year to year. To name a few: Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas tree decorating and Fourth of July fireworks and the slow transformation of summer into fall. They are tuned to the...

Editorial: The latest excuse for keeping Arlington libraries closed

Having run their previous excuse – public health – into the ground, Arlington leaders now have a new reason they can’t reopen libraries to any semblance of normalcy. The current rationalization? In the words of the 1950s one-hit musical wonder...

Letter: School librarians a key STEM resource

Editor: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM focused occupations have above-average growth and wages. And the librarian at your school is ready to help. Your school librarian has an abundance of books and online databases to...
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Letter: Del. Simon lives his values, aids his community

Editor: In your Oct. 21 Fairfax legislative-races endorsements, you claim that the Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) is “disconnected from...
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