Ask Arlington: New Central Library Set to Break Ground
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on May 24, 2016, May 24, 2016

Ask Arlington" is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what's happening in our city.

Each week, on the City's social media pages, we'll let you know what the topic of the " Ask Arlington" episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and we'll do our best to get it answered during our show.

This week's show features Director of Arlington Public Libraries Yoko Matsumoto to answer your questions about the new Central Library in Downtown Arlington that's set to break ground on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

The new Central Library will be located north of City Hall, and the 80,000 square feet of space will include such features as:

  • Digital printing and recording technologies
  • Public computing including desktops, tablets, and wireless technologies
  • Zoned areas for children's and teens services, with customized collections, play areas, and technologies
  • Meeting spaces, including 10 small group study rooms, six classrooms, two conference rooms, a dividable multi-purpose room, and a quiet reading room
  • Genealogy and Local History space with materials, displays, computers, and study areas
  • Literacy and Workforce Development space for tutoring and study
  • Funding Information Center for small businesses and non-profits
  • Outdoor gathering spaces
  • Friends of the Library bookstore
  • Vending caf area

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