The Arlington library, as you can see below, is tucked tidily between two other businesses on the main street. The summer reading program had a motivational angle that was new to me: it encouraged young readers to "light up the city." The front wall, including the windows, was decked with black paper silhouettes of city buildings. For each book read, a "window" was lighted with a yellow rectangle including the book title and the reader's name or initials. I was told that this program was led by a teacher from the local school.
A table in the central area of the library was full of jars in which monarch butterflies are being hatched for release. Each chrysalis had a name. I learned that several have been released and there is one more to go. [Sadly, not all hatched successfully.]
In the browsing area by the media collection an old wooden tool box is being used to display DVDs, a nice juxtaposition of the old and the new. Further back by the adult non-fiction, reference, and recorded books, two easy chairs await patrons who want to sit for a while.
The top of a filing cabinet holds a display of six editions of Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" in various formats and languages.
There are eight computers for patrons to use; a sign advises that there is to be NO printing unless you talk to the librarian first. I suspect that this rule is a cousin to the policies I've seen elsewhere advising patrons to use "Print Preview" before printing.
The library's website is http://arlingtonlibrary.tdslib.org/.
A child's bicycle, unlocked, is a sure sign of a small-town library.
I've never seen this approach to a summer reading program.I like it!