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Contactless Pickup FAQ

What is Contactless Pickup? In pre-covid times, you requested specific titles through the catalog or through a librarian, and once they were ready you’d get a notice and you could come to the library anytime to pick them up and … Continue reading

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Which art prints are we talking about? Not the ones you might expect.

Town Meeting Warrant Article 39 proposes “To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Library Board of Trustees to deaccession and/or dispose of by sale, donation, or other means, the Robbins Art Print Collection; or take any action … Continue reading

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Arlington’s Libraries are FINE FREE

Effective Thursday, February 14, Arlington joins a growing national trend by removing overdue fines on materials borrowed at the Robbins Library and Fox Branch Library. The library will continue to issue date due notices as well as overdue notifications. After … Continue reading

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Donate your clean, sturdy reusable bags to support the ban

We’re inviting donations of clean, sturdy reusable bags in support of the Town’s plastic bag ban. For years, Robbins Library and Fox Library staff have accepted disposable plastic bags to give away as a convenience to patrons on rainy days … Continue reading

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Talking Chair Comes to Robbins Library for National Poetry Month

On Thursday April 5, 2018 Robbins Library will open the “Talking Chair” installation with a ribbon cutting at 3:00 p.m. in the Fiction Room.   The “Talking Chair” is an interactive digital experience, developed by Emily Calvin-Bottis, a digital and … Continue reading

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Dare to share for the Talking Chair

A Robbins Library visitor sees a welcoming armchair in the Fiction Room. She sits and hears: “This is Cathie Desjardins, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, reading “Spring” by second grader, Sam Liu.” The pleasantly surprised visitor listens to a short poem. She … Continue reading

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Saturday hours for Fox Library begin September 9

Starting on Saturday, September 9 the Fox Branch Library will be open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The new Saturday schedule parallels that of the Robbins Library, which is open on Saturdays from September through June. This … Continue reading

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Changes for e-sources

Providing free downloadable media has become a core service of public libraries everywhere, and for the past few years we’ve experimented with offering different kinds of platforms with varying degrees of success. Options have included Overdrive (also known as the … Continue reading

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Library of Things!

With apologies to Ariel, “We’ve got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty We’ve got whozits and whatzits galore You want a Library of Things? We’ve got twenty-five!” We are delighted to sing from the rooftops that our Library of Things collection has … Continue reading

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October 2016 is Fine Free Month!

Do you have a stack of library books at home or in the car? Have you been worrying about the fines on those items? Worry no more! October 2016 is Fine Free Month at Robbins and Fox Libraries. Please bring … Continue reading

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