Arlington ISD and Arlington Public Libraries Offer Summer Reading Opportunities for Students It’s summertime! That means you get to choose the books you want to read! Arlington ISD libraries have lots of e-book options, and the Arlington Public Library has a fun summer reading challenge complete with prizes. Libraries Closed but Books are Open “Summertime…

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Foster Librarian Andrea Garza-Santos Shows Us How Chemical Reactions Work In The Makerspace Activity of the Week This week’s makerspace activity comes from Foster Elementary librarian Andrea Garza-Santos. It’s a fizzy, colorful rainbow science experiment! Children will get a kick out of exploring this chemical change with baking soda and vinegar. Ask children what happens…

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Get Creative With Arlington ISD’s Makerspace Activity of the Week: Origami  This week’s makerspace activity comes from Arlington High School librarian Maryjane O’Halloran-Beane. She’ll introduce you to the fun Japanese art of origami.  Origami is from Japanese culture. Ori means folding, and kami means paper, so it is the art of paper folding. Origami is…

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Makerspace Activity Of The Week Uses STEM To Spark Creativity This week’s makerspace activities come from Butler Elementary librarian Tamara Jackson. She has a collection of fun little projects that you can do at home. Scroll down to get started. For more makerspace activities, check out these ideas from other Arlington ISD librarians: Make Butterflies (Rosana…

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Makerspace Challenges You To Use Your Design Skills This week’s makerspace activity comes from Shackelford librarian Alicia Vandenbroek. Her “Design it Challenge” encourages you to identify a problem where you live and develop a solution for it. You can use a computer or whatever materials you have at home, but you’ll definitely have to use…

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5 ways to explore the world from home

Go From Your Backyard To Space With Books  Reading books often takes you to far off places and on adventures you can only imagine. Exploring the World Without Leaving Home can be easy with books – so finish your work through the Arlington ISD At-Home Learning Hub then join us while we Explore: Book edition.…

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Float Away By Celebrating National Library Week  It’s National Library Week and we’re celebrating by giving you makerspace activities you can do at home. Today, and for the next four weeks, Arlington ISD librarians will give you tech-y or crafty project ideas you can do anywhere you are. The theme for National Library Week 2020,…

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Arlington ISD Libraries Open Virtually

Arlington ISD Still Open And Serving Students Despite school closures due to COVID-19, Arlington ISD’s school libraries and Arlington’s city libraries are still serving students. “Libraries aren’t closed,” said Julie Moore, Arlington ISD library media services coordinator. “We are virtual.” Arlington ISD libraries include an array of online resources, including access to many e-books. “We…

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