Library Services

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Mission Statement

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

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.

Explore Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!



  • Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin & June Jo Lee
  • A Different Pond by Bao Phi; illustrated by Thi Bui
  • Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswami
  • Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jeanne Walker Harvey; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
  • Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Michiko Florence; illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic
  • The Year of the Garden (an Anna Wang novel) by Andrea Cheng and Patrice Barton
  • Where’s Halmoni? by Julie Kim
  • No Kimchi for Me! By Aram Kim
  • Puddle by Hyewon Yum

Middle Grades

  • Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  • This Is Just a Test by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang
  • Fred Korematsu Speaks Up by Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi
  • Xander and the Dream Thief by Margaret Dilloway; illustrated by Choong Yoon
  • The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta
  • See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
  • The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly
  • The Turn of the Tide by Rosanne Parry
  • Wing & Claw (series) by Linda Sue Park; illustrated by James Madsen
  • Level Up by Gene Luen Yang

High School and Up

  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
  • That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • The Takedown by Corrie Wang
  • Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes by Christine Mari Inzer
  • Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee


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
Capitol Choices
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.


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