Community Celebration at our Newest Full-Service Library at Courthouse


A community celebration of the new library and renovated Bozman Government Building (2100 Clarendon Blvd.) will be held on Wed., Apr. 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

The Courthouse Library will present crafts for children and families, feature giveaways of stickers and hand out free books. Library staff will be signing up residents for new library cards. There will be a free drawing of an autographed copy of “Freewater” by Newberry award-winning author and Arlington resident Amina Luqman-Dawson. 

Schedule (subject to change) 

3:00 Storytime and Music 

4:00  Cookies and Storytime with County Manager Mark Schwartz 

4:30 Welcome and Remarks by County Board Member Katie Cristol and Poet Laureate for Arlington County Holly Karapetkova to recite a poem for “Poetry Month” 

4:45 Library Director Diane Kresh  

5:30 Live performance by Spinny Johnson on the Plaza 

The new Courthouse Library, formerly known as Plaza Library, features contemporary furnishings, evening and Saturday hours, a new children’s book collection, and space for library programming such as storytimes and author talks.  

A play space called “Arlingtown” is always open for early readers and their caregivers to enjoy, incorporating early literacy and developmental games and toys in a colorful, child-friendly environment. 

Courthouse Library features the “Grab & Go” express book collection and Arlington Public Library’s “Library of Things,” including DIY tool kits and handy gadgets, such as a picture frame hanging kit, a solar lantern, and binoculars. Also available are circulating American Girl dolls, board games and early literacy kits. 

In partnership with Arlington Arts, the prints of Arlington artist Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. are featured on the library walls.

Click here for more information about the other events happening during the Bozman Open House


  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM


2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA, 22201, View Map

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