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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Library Services

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Library Services
Mission Statement
"Library Services provides the foundation for intellectual life: skill in acquiring information, appreciation of literature, and resources to gain knowledge."

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Looking for a good summer read?  Check out some of the award winners and favorite picks by APS students this year (as part of their Caldecott, Newbery, March Book Madness and Virginia Reader’s Choice votes).  Summer is a great time for CHOICE reading.  For more titles and options, don’t forget to take part in the Arlington Public Library Summer Reading program, “Read for the Win”, which includes prizes and activities as well as a fundraiser for a Haitian library.  Registration is free.

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  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson
  • Finding Winnie:  The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  • Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews, Illustrated by Bryan Collier
  • That is NOT a Good Idea by Mo Willems
  • Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson, illustrated by Sean Qualls
  • Lion vs. Rabbit by Alex Latimer
  • Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Patrice Barton
  • Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
  • Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton
  • Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Zachariah OHora
  • Arnie, the Doughnut by Laurie Keller
  • Octopuppy by Martin McKenna

Middle Grades

  • The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
  • Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  • The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
  • X: a Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon
  • Enchanted Air:  Two Cultures, Two Wings:  A Memoir, by Margarita Engle
  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Drowned City:  Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown
  • The Boys Who Challenged Hitler:  Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose
  • Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom:  My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery as told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley, illustrated by PJ Loughran
  • Voice of Freedom:  Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Erika Holmes
  • George by Alex Gino
  • Most Dangerous:  Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret of History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin
  • Mountain Dog by Magarita Engle, illustrated by Aleksey & Olga Ivanov
  • Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year by Bill Harley, illustrated by Adam Gustavson
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • Shadow by Michael Morpugo


High School and Up
  • Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
  • A Manual for Cleaning Women:  Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin and Stephen Emerson
  • What is the What by Dave Eggers. 
  • The Slow Regard of Silent Kings by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton
  • Undocumented:  A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta
  • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong
  • Girl at War by Sara Nović
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
  • Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez
  • The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick
  • The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg


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Syphax Education Center
2110 Washington Blvd., 2nd Floor
Arlington, VA 22204
Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Theresa Flynn
Supervisor, Library Services
Laura Smith
Admin. Asst., Library Services
Dionela Johnson
Purchasing Specialist

Kathy Mauldin
Acting Head Cataloger
Last Modified on May 19, 2016