Aurora Hills Branch, Arlington Public Library

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Aurora Hills Branch Library was founded in 1926 by the Jefferson Women's Club. In 1930, the County Board of Supervisors purchased and remodeled a store at 23rd and Eads Street for the library and renamed it the Martha Morton Duncan Library. One of the library's earliest volunteers recalled that when she moved to the neighborhood in 1935, one joined the library by donating a book. The current building opened in 1978, and currently houses the Library and the Aurora Hills Senior Center.

Operating as usual

03/17/2020
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Arlington VA Public Library

In an effort to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Arlington Public Library is closing all locations as of Tuesday, March 17, 9 p.m.

We made this decision to support the overall health and wellness of our community and for the safety of our patrons and staff.

Fines
• All fines and due dates for physical items are suspended until further notice.

Returns
• All book drops are closed at this time.
• Please keep library items at home until we can resume Library operations.

Holds
• Holds on physical items have been disabled in the catalog and Library App until further notice.
• Holds are available on items in the eCollection. Note: OverDrive holds no longer check out automatically. When you receive a notification that your hold is available, go to your Overdrive account Holds page to borrow the item.

Library Accounts
• Any library cards expiring between March 1 and May 1 now expire on June 1.

eCollection
• Available 24/7 with your library card.

This was a difficult decision, as we care deeply about serving the public. Closing the library to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 is the responsible thing to do, and the best way to serve our patrons - many of whom are at high risk. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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
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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.

We are nuts about the Nats at Aurora Hills! Good luck to the Washington Nationals tonight in Game 7!! ⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️🦈🦈🦈🦈#FINIS...
10/30/2019

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

#FINISHTHEFIGHT #MerryStrasmas #InScherzerWeTrust

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.

Friday, October 11, marks the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day, an annual observance to raise awareness of th...
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."

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08/29/2019

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

#1000BooksBeforeKindergarten #KidsAtTheLibrary

CocoFitness
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!

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07/05/2019

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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/

All Arlington Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, July 4.
07/04/2019

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

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06/26/2019

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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.

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06/07/2019

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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.

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05/24/2019

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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.

Thanks to the Friends of the Arlington Public Library and AFAC we will have small nonperishable food kits available for ...
01/25/2019

Thanks to the Friends of the Arlington Public Library and AFAC we will have small nonperishable food kits available for pick up by anyone in need, starting Saturday, Jan. 26.

The kits will be available at the Central Library circulation desk and the Aurora Hills Branch service desks, while supplies last (and regardless of the status of the federal government).

01/22/2019
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Do you paint, take photos, weave, sculpt or make other kinds of art or craft? Submit your work for an exhibit at the Library!

The Arlington Public Library displays the work of individuals and local groups, created by and/or of interest to the Arlington community.

Learn more, including how to submit your work through our online application process, on our Opportunities for Artists page: https://library.arlingtonva.us/opportunities-for-artists/

01/13/2019

All Arlington Public Library locations are closed Sunday, Jan, 13 due to the ongoing snow.

Any physical items that were previously due back to the Library on Sunday, Jan. 13 are now due Monday, Jan. 14. Holds set to expire on January 14 are extended to January 15.

12/31/2018

All Arlington Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, and be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, for New Years Day.

See you in 2019!

12/20/2018
Arlington Public Library 2018 Impact Report

Think you know what your public library does? We’ve collected some of the best moments from our 2018 Impact Report to share with you, including some heartwarming images and surprising facts (watch with the sound on, it's better - and we're not crying, you're crying).

Rita Cohen: Weavings - On exhibit at the Aurora Hills Branch Library, December 3, 2019 - January 31, 2019.Rita Cohen fir...
12/03/2018

Rita Cohen: Weavings - On exhibit at the Aurora Hills Branch Library, December 3, 2019 - January 31, 2019.

Rita Cohen first learned to weave from an 83-year-old woman in Ithaca, NY. Further studies came from an Aymara indian woman in Bolivia, a Norwegian woman friend/weaver, and workshops through her Guild.

Her preference is to weave “useful” objects; and her favorite part of the weaving process is the satisfaction of seeing what’s happening as a fabric develops - a huge contrast to the electronic world in which we live.

We were very excited to share a Thanksgiving feast with our English Conversation Group today!
11/30/2018

We were very excited to share a Thanksgiving feast with our English Conversation Group today!

11/12/2018
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Arlington VA Public Library

All Arlington Public Library locations are closed Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

Thank you for helping to make our first ever Comic Con a success!
10/17/2018

Thank you for helping to make our first ever Comic Con a success!

We had a great time at Aurora Hills Comic Con at Aurora Hills Branch, Arlington Public Library! From How to Draw Anime to Drawing Characters with STEM, our artists worked with Literacy Through Comics to provide some amazing, education based workshops. "Interacting with the community was my favorite part," said The_Soto. "It's always great to give back and show our love of comics."

Thank you to everyone for coming out and for Aurora Hills Branch and Literacy Through Comics for having us! We can't wait for next year! #LiteracyThroughComics #LTC #ArtWayAlliance #AWA #AuroraHills #Arlington #VA #ComicCon #Comics #Literacy #Fun #Art #Anime #Manga

The Aurora Hills Branch is celebrating Banned Books Week!#BannedBooksWeek
09/25/2018

The Aurora Hills Branch is celebrating Banned Books Week!
#BannedBooksWeek

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09/04/2018

Aurora Hills Branch, Arlington Public Library

Aurora Hills Branch Library patron Katie shows off her Win a Book Wednesday prize - an Advance Reader Copy of "Transcrip...
08/27/2018

Aurora Hills Branch Library patron Katie shows off her Win a Book Wednesday prize - an Advance Reader Copy of "Transcription" by Kate Atkinson!

Win a Book Wednesdays takes place twice a month. Prize books are Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) of books that are on order in the Library catalog. ARCs are uncorrected (unfinished) proofs given to the Library for review purposes only, and are not for sale.

Watch the Library website and the main Library page (https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonVAPublicLibrary/) for the next Win a Book Wednesday, on September 12!

We had a visit at Aurora Hills last weekend from a small, cute shark - two year old Hattie swam around the shark books d...
08/01/2018

We had a visit at Aurora Hills last weekend from a small, cute shark - two year old Hattie swam around the shark books display and gave it her tongue-out and two-fins-up of approval!

Meet Maria, an Aurora Hills reader who just finished our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! Congratulations kiddo ...
07/08/2018

Meet Maria, an Aurora Hills reader who just finished our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! Congratulations kiddo - we hope the next 1,000 books are lots of fun too!

New Library App Feature: Your Digital Library Card!Now you can use your Library App at self-checkout stations, just like...
06/12/2018

New Library App Feature: Your Digital Library Card!

Now you can use your Library App at self-checkout stations, just like a regular library card.

You can find your Digital Library Card by going to your user account screen in the app, and tapping the "My Digital Library Card" button at the bottom of the menu list. This brings up a virtual library card with your card number, and a scannable barcode that can be used at all self-checkout stations.

The Library App is available for iOs and Android devices. Download the app by searching "Arlington Public Library" in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

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05/28/2018

Arlington VA Public Library

All Library locations are closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

We have the best volunteers around 🐾❤️
05/03/2018

We have the best volunteers around 🐾❤️

Today's adventure: volunteering at Arlington VA Public Library

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03/21/2018
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Arlington VA Public Library

Due to the winter storm expected to hit our area this morning, all Arlington Public Library locations are closed today. 🌨️🌨️

But you know the Library never really closes...

With your library card, an internet connection and our eCollection, you can:
- Borrow eBooks, eaudiobooks and digital magazines (OverDrive, hoopla and RBdigital)
- Listen to the Great Courses (RBdigital) or music (hoopla or Alexander Street Press)
- Research your appliance purchase (Consumer Reports), your investments (Morning Star) or your medication's side effects (Health and Wellness Resource Center)

And you can do it all at anytime, from anywhere!

We hope you enjoy your snow day, and we look forward to seeing you again soon in person ☃️

https://library.arlingtonva.us/ecollection/

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Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 228-5715

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