Monday, May 20, 2013
On Monday morning, Curro made good on his promise of dressing up as the children's book character if Arlington lost February's library-card sign-up challenge.
Arlington's director of libraries, Ryan Livergood, will don the suit next, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 24, at the Somerville Public Library. More on Arlington Patch
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Barbara Fulchino is "the epitome of an outstanding paralibrarian," according to Arlington's director of libraries.
Barbara Fulchino, Robbins Library’s head of circulation, was recently named the 2013 Outstanding Paralibrarian of the Year by the Massachusetts Library Association, according to a Friday release from the library. The award is given to someone in the paralibrarian ranks that consistently provides excellent service to all and often goes above and beyond the call of cuty, according to the release. “[Fulchino] is the epitome of an outstanding paralibrarian, and no one is more worthy of the honor,” Arlington’s director of libraries, Ryan Livergood, said.
Monday, March 18, 2013
See when Robbins Library Director Ryan Livergood will make good on his bet.
The folliowing is from Robbins Library Director Ryan Livergood. Arlington didn’t quite come out on top in their February Library Card Sign Up Challenge with Belmont, Lexington and Somerville. As a result, Arlington’s Director of Libraries Ryan Livergood plans on staying true to his promise of appearing at the winning library dressed as Clifford the Big Red Dog. The winner of the Challenge was Somerville, and Livergood will appear at the Somerville Public Library dressed as Clifford the Big Red Dog on Friday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. during the library’s toddler storytime. While Arlington didn’t win the Challenge, they did manage to increase new library card registrations in February by 183 percent compared to February 2012. While Arlington, …
Monday, March 4, 2013
See why they'll be sporting the costume in public.
Robbins Library Director Ryan Livergood and Arlington Selectman Joseph Curro Jr. will soon be dressing up as Clifford the Big Red Dog, as Arlington lost February’s library card sign up challenge, Livergood announced Friday. Somerville won the challenge with a 320 percent increase in sign-ups this February compared to last. Belmont finished second with a 186 percent increase, Arlington third with a 183 percent increase and Lexington fourth. Somerville’s library director, Maria Carpenter, warned Livergood of his impending fate at the challenge’s kick-off press conference. “Something you should know about Somerville is that we are fiercely competitive,” she said. As part of the challenge, Livergood will now have to don his Clifford the Big …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The group will meet from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the library's fourth-floor conference room.
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19. Here are five things you need to know: 1.) The Robbins Library’s first-ever Queer Book Group will meet from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the library’s fourth-floor conference room. The group’s first book is Jeanette Winterson’s “Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?” Copies are available at the library’s front desk. 2.) Nancy T. Galkowski, Arlington’s former deputy town manager, died Friday, Feb. 15, from pancreatic cancer. She was 58. Read more. 3.) POLL: Bottled-water ban for Arlington? 4.) Week in Review: Bottled water, overnight parking and leaf blowers. 5.) There’s expected to be some rain showers today with a high near 47, according to the National Weather Service.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Arlington's 'Library Card Challenge' has been accepted by Belmont, Lexington and Somerville.
Robbins Library Director Ryan Livergood recently issued a challenge to his colleagues in the surrounding communities. Livergood wanted to see which community could increase its new library card registration the most in February (percentage increase this February, compared to February 2012). “When I started as library director in April of 2012,” Livergood said, “one of the things I wanted to do was get out in our community and remind people of the value of a library card.” Belmont’s library director, Maureen Conners, Lexington’s Koren Stembridge and Somerville’s Maria Carpenter all accepted Livergood’s challenge, and at a Thursday press conference at Robbins Library, the stakes were laid out: The winning library will receive a platter of …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Miss your local video store? Check out the Friends of the Robbins Library collection.
The Friends of the Robbins Library DVD collection may be one of Arlington’s best-kept secrets. With a library card, you can rent the above movies (and a plethora of others) for just $1 each (or two-for-one on Wednesdays) and keep them for a week. In addition to movies, the collection, which is on the first floor of the Robbins, also features a number of TV series, including Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, the Sopranos, True Blood and the Wire.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Arlington Patch's Photo of the Day for Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Historic Wall in Front of Robbins Library, Town Hall to be Restored Have a photo worthy of our Photo of the Day? Email it to Arlington Patch Editor John Waller at email@example.com or upload it to our Pics & Clips Gallery.
Monday, November 12, 2012
See what Arlington's reading.
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Friday, August 31, 2012
If you're headed to either spot in the near future, take note.
Today is Friday, Aug. 31. Here are five things you need to know: 1. Today should be mostly sunny with a high near 92, according to the National Weather Service. Saturday and Sunday should also be mostly sunny with highs of 82 and 77, respectively, while Labor Day is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 78. 2. From the town: The Robbins Library parking lot is currently being paved and will be closed until Tuesday, Sept. 4. The library is open regular hours today. The library is closed over the weekend as usual during the summer months, plus this Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day. Library hours can be viewed online at robbinslibrary.org. 3. From the town: The Community Safety Building is in the second phase of its renovation project to …