Library Services Mission Statement
School libraries are an essential piece of the school learning community. School librarians and library staff help all learners achieve educational and personal success. School librarians curate high-quality, diverse information resources and literature in a variety of formats and provide inquiry-rich learning experiences in all content areas, all while fostering critical thinking skills, innovation, and creativity in our students.
Library Services Vision
We believe that all students in APS will possess digital and media literacy skills that allow them to find and critically evaluate information in addition to a lifelong appreciation of literature.
Nothing is better than curling up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book on a snowy day….
For Good Books Any Time, Check Out:
New York Times Best Seller Lists
The Children’s Literature Web Guide
YALSA’s Best Books List
Virginia Reader’s Choice
International Children’s Digital Library
Your Next Read
New York Public Library’s Stuff for the Teen Age
Young Adults’ Reading Choices lists from the International Literacy Association
And, of course, TATAL, Teens at the Arlington Public Library
Remember that it’s not just about good books, it’s about finding the right book for the right person. Need help? Ask a Librarian.