Aurora Hills Branch, Arlington Public Library

Aurora Hills Branch, Arlington Public Library Library hours vary by location.

The Arlington Public Library provides free access to information, creates connections among people and promotes reading and culture--for every Arlingtonian

Online Public Participation Policy:
https://www.arlingtonva.us/terms-conditions/ Visit the Arlington Public Library website for full schedule by location: https://library.arlingtonva.us/locations/

Library visitors age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask while inside all Library facilities.

Due to a severe weather threat this afternoon, Arlington County facilities (including libraries) will be closed at 4 p.m...
08/07/2023

Due to a severe weather threat this afternoon, Arlington County facilities (including libraries) will be closed at 4 p.m. and evening activities after 4 p.m. will be canceled.

PREPARE NOW: From the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), Arlington County is under a Level 4 Risk for Severe Weather today (Monday, Aug. 7).

Numerous severe thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and evening, with damaging winds the primary threat. Additionally, tornadoes, large hail, and isolated instances of flooding are all possible.

📱Subscribe now to Arlington Alert: https://member.everbridge.net/1332612387832024/new

🪑 Secure patio/balcony/yard items so they don’t blow away
🍂 Remove debris from gutters and drains
🔌 Charge electronics
💻 More tips to prepare for a storm: https://tinyurl.com/yknfdrr2
⚠️ Report power outages to Dominion Energy: https://www.dominionenergy.com/virginia/report-outage-or-emergency or call 866-366-4357
🌳 Report downed trees or power lines online: https://arlingtonva.qscend.com/311/request/add
📞 Please only call 911 if you are experiencing an emergency.

06/09/2023
05/28/2023

Reminder: all Arlington Public Library locations are closed Monday, May 29 in recognition of .

04/21/2023
05/27/2022

Do you know a child who loves American Girl Dolls and their stories? Join us at Aurora Hills Library on Tuesday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m. to meet the Girl of the Year for 2022, Corinne Tan, and Author Wendy Shang!

Kids will learn about creating stories and characters, and could win Corinne, and her books.

Registration is required on the Library calendar: https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9078932

Update 11 a.m. - Power is back on!Power is currently out at Aurora Hills due to yesterday's storms. We will open on time...
05/23/2022

Update 11 a.m. - Power is back on!

Power is currently out at Aurora Hills due to yesterday's storms.
We will open on time at 10 am, but there will be no Public PCs/Wi-Fi, and no access to your Library Account.
You will be able to pick up holds & check out items.

All other Library locations are operating normally.

Friday update: Blue skies today! Power - and computer access - is back to normal today at Aurora Hills.Due to weather co...
04/14/2022

Friday update: Blue skies today! Power - and computer access - is back to normal today at Aurora Hills.

Due to weather conditions, the Aurora Hills Library is currently experiencing intermittent power surges. While the Library remains open for browsing, holds pickup and check out, Public PCs are unavailable. Wi-Fi access may also be intermittent.

We're not fooling about the great gifts you can find for yourself or someone you love at the Aurora Hills Friends of the...
04/01/2022

We're not fooling about the great gifts you can find for yourself or someone you love at the Aurora Hills Friends of the Library Book Store!
- Hard Covers - $4.00
- Soft Covers - $2.00
- Children's Books - $1.00
All sales support Library programs including storytimes, Summer Reading, author talks and much more.

01/31/2022
Systemwide, starting Monday, Jan. 24, until further notice: - All Library locations, including Cherrydale and Glencarlyn...
01/18/2022

Systemwide, starting Monday, Jan. 24, until further notice:
- All Library locations, including Cherrydale and Glencarlyn Libraries, will be open on a regular schedule.
- In-person programs, including storytimes and Maker services at The Shop, will pause so that staff can be diverted to other service points.
- Scheduled virtual programs, which staff can conduct from anywhere, will continue. Please visit our events calendar for more information.
- Some meeting and study rooms will be unavailable, in order to accommodate temporary staff workspace and overflow materials.
- Current and upcoming library card expirations will be extended for 90 days.

Read the full post for all details:

Library Operations Update: January 17, 2022

Arlington Public Library, like many other services in the region, has been impacted by the latest COVID-19 related staffing shortages. As we continue to do our best to keep Library operations running, the following temporary measures will be taken:

Cherrydale and Glencarlyn Update
- Cherrydale and Glencarlyn Libraries and book drops will remain closed through Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022.
- Holds currently on the shelf at Cherrydale and Glencarlyn will be moved to Central Library for pickup starting Wednesday, Jan. 19; these holds will be held at Central through Wednesday, Jan. 26.
- New holds can still be placed for pickup at Cherrydale and Glencarlyn, but no new holds will be fulfilled at these location during the closure. Patrons who currently have unfilled holds have the option to choose a different pickup location through their Library Account online or via the Library App.

Going forward, the Library will prioritize keeping locations open for service. Systemwide, starting Monday, Jan. 24, until further notice:
- All Library locations, including Cherrydale and Glencarlyn Libraries, will be open on a regular schedule.
- In-person programs, including storytimes and Maker services at The Shop, will pause so that staff can be diverted to other service points.
- Scheduled virtual programs, which staff can conduct from anywhere, will continue. Please visit our events calendar for more information.
- Some meeting and study rooms will be unavailable, in order to accommodate temporary staff workspace and overflow materials.
- Current and upcoming library card expirations will be extended for 90 days.

How Can You Help?
In recent weeks, an increase in unclaimed holds across the system has impacted staff workload. There are two ways you can help:
- Pick up your holds before they expire.
- If you are unlikely to visit the library in the coming days and weeks, pause or “Freeze” any unfilled physical holds that are not yet ready for pick up.

Providing access to Library services while keeping all our locations open remains our top priority. Operations will continue to be assessed, as these plans are contingent on current staffing levels, and operations may be further impacted if additional staffing shortages occur.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and for using Arlington Public Library. We look forward to seeing you soon.

01/03/2022
Aurora Hills Library Closed Tuesday, Oct. 26 for Special Event at Virginia Highland ParkOn Tuesday, October 26, Presiden...
10/26/2021

Aurora Hills Library Closed Tuesday, Oct. 26 for Special Event at Virginia Highland Park

On Tuesday, October 26, President Joe Biden will attend a special event at Virginia Highlands Park, located at 1600 S. Hayes Street in Arlington. Aurora Hills will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 26 and reopen on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at noon.

For all County closings and more information on the special event, visit the Arlington County newsroom: https://www.arlingtonva.us/About-Arlington/News/Articles/2021/Advisory-Special-Event-at-Virginia-Highlands-Park

All other Library locations will remain open.

On Tuesday, October 26, President Joe Biden will attend a special event at Virginia Highlands Park, located at 1600 S Hayes Street in Arlington. The event will take place from 5 - 8 p.m.

07/08/2021

We're so excited to be open and to welcome you back to the Library, we're even dressing like our patrons! 💗
Staff member Stephen and patron Tony G twinning today at Aurora Hills.

07/06/2021
01/08/2020

Construction in the Aurora Hills staff area continues in the New Year! Unfortunately, this means we continue to be unable to take donations for the Friends book sale until January 31, 2020.

We apologize for the inconvenience to our patrons - during this time, donations can be taken to Central Library or other Branches.

12/18/2019
Arlington VA Public Library

Arlington VA Public Library

What is it about a library that keeps its patrons coming back for more, year after year?

We’ve collected some of our favorite 2019 moments at Arlington Public Library in a short video — from storytime with the Washington Nationals, to opening our new Makerspace, to launching the Grab & Go express collection. Watch with the sound on :)

Thank you all for helping to make this another great year!

12/09/2019

Due to the ongoing construction project in the staff area, the Aurora Hills Branch continues to be unable to take donations for the Friends book sale until January 11, 2020.

We apologize for the inconvenience to our patrons - during this time, donations can be taken to Central Library or other Branches.

10/30/2019

We are nuts about the Nats at Aurora Hills!
Good luck to the Washington Nationals tonight in Game 7!!
⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️🦈🦈🦈🦈

10/30/2019

Due to a short term construction project in the staff area, the Aurora Hills Branch is unable to take donations for the Friends book sale from November 1 - December 6, 2019.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to our patrons - during this time, donations can be taken to Central Library or other Branches.

10/11/2019

Friday, October 11, marks the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day, an annual observance to raise awareness of the interests and rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. Arlington Public Library is honoring this date by displaying Pride flags at all of our locations.

Library Director Diane Kresh writes this week, "As a gay person, National Coming Out Day holds personal significance.
I take it personally when we discover pages in our Library’s children’s books about gay moms and dads have been deliberately torn or defaced.
I take it personally when a patron writes me and tells me that the Library’s Pride Month book displays promote sexually deviant behavior.
And I take it personally when a patron threatens to trash a branch library because it has displayed the Pride flag.
As an Arlington County leader, my support of National Coming Out Day means that I encourage Library staff to show up at work as they truly are — proudly and without fear of consequence.
As a public library director, National Coming Out Day reminds me that each day in a library is coming out day. Libraries are judgement free zones – safe spaces that welcome all who enter their doors, regardless of beliefs, preferences, country of origin, age, income status or appearance.
And as a gay person, National Coming Out Day affirms a commitment I made to myself: to respect and honor my choices and to be who I am, this day and every day."

08/29/2019

Arlington VA Public Library

Summer is a great time to finish up 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - congratulations to Ayca on joining the Hall of fame this year!

07/12/2019

CocoFitness

We have been having too much fun teaching Kids Zumba!! We were at Westover Branch Library, Arlington Public Library yesterday and Aurora Hills Branch, Arlington Public Library today! We will visit all Arlington libraries and next stop is Cherrydale Branch, Arlington Public Library and Glencarlyn Branch, Arlington Public Library on 7/15! Come join us!

07/05/2019

Arlington VA Public Library

Congratulations to Evelyn, our latest 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Hall of Fame member! And thanks to everyone who read all those books to you, helping to give you reading readiness - or early literacy.

Learn more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: https://library.arlingtonva.us/1000-books-before-kindergarten/

07/04/2019

All Arlington Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, July 4.

06/26/2019

Arlington VA Public Library

As of July 1, 2019, the Library will automatically renew eligible materials checked out to library cardholders. Renewal limits for eligible items have also increased to three (3) renewals.

All patrons are automatically enrolled; there is no need to sign up for this new service.

How do Automatic Renewals work?
- Any items on your account that are eligible for renewal will now auto-renew 3 days before their due date.
- Auto-renewal sets the new due date from the original due date. For example, items due July 1 will be renewed on June 28, and the new due date will be July 22 (for books and other 21-day materials) or July 8 (for DVDs and other 7-day materials).
- Courtesy notices will reflect which items in your account did or didn't auto-renew, and the corresponding due dates.
- You can still renew eligible items at any time via the Library app or Library website.

Items may not Auto-Renew if:
- The item does not allow renewals
- The item is part of the eCollection
- The item has a hold (another patron is waiting for it)
- The item has reached its renewal limit (3 renewals)
- Your card is expired
- You have fees of $15 or more on your account
- An overdue notice has been sent for one or more items currently checked out on your account

If items on your account cannot be renewed, you will receive a courtesy notice with due dates before those items are due.

06/07/2019

Arlington VA Public Library

Is your little one missing the usual storytime routine this month? During June our preschool storytimes take a break, but the children's librarians - like Pat and Kate, photographed here talking to kids at Tuckahoe Elementary - are extra busy visiting all of Arlington's elementary schools.

They share great new books, promote the value and fun of reading during the summer, and get kids excited about Summer Reading!

Summer preschool storytimes start Sunday, June 23. We look forward to seeing you then!

Photo thanks to Tuckahoe Elementary School Library.

05/24/2019

Arlington VA Public Library

We're happy to report that both the Aurora Hills and Columbia Pike Branches have power today, and will be open on our regular Friday schedule.

Many thanks to the all the fire, police, repair crews and other emergency services folks working hard to get Arlington back on its feet after yesterday's crazy weather.

Photo: Tree blown down on Walter Reed Drive. Photo taken by Jayla, Columbia Pike librarian, after Thursday's storm.

05/22/2019

Good news -
The HVAC work has been completed ahead of schedule, so Aurora Hills will be open Thursday!

05/20/2019

The Aurora Hills Branch Library and the Senior Center will be closed Tuesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 23. The HVAC unit for the building will be replaced during this time.

Aurora Hills will be open for our regular schedule on Wednesday, May 22, from 1 - 9 p.m.

Due Dates and Holds:
- All due dates are unaffected as our other Library locations remain open.
- The Aurora Hills book drop and parking lot will be unavailable Tuesday and Thursday due to construction equipment.
- Holds will remain on the Aurora Hills hold shelves through Saturday, May 25.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Address

735 18th Street S
Arlington, VA
22202

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 8pm
Tuesday 12pm - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(703) 228-5715

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