D Schoech – Guest Contributor
Aug 31 2018
Tour of New Arlington Central Library



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Hawkes Central Library
100 South Center St.
Arlington, Texas 76010

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Program:  For the September 5th 2018 meeting of ACC, we will tour the New George W, Hawkes Central Library. The tour will include an overview of the plaza, which has 50 trees, over 1500 native plants, and a rainwater riverbed feature. Inside, there is the sustainability shop that sells used books, eco friendly office supplies, tote bags, and water bottles which can be refilled in the Library. There is also a seed library that started with over 1000 packets of seeds that can be checked out. The 3rd floor hosts a butterfly garden, and a Sun Club Garden that has native plants, which are rainwater fed. The roof boasts a solar array which generates enough electricity to run 56- 3 bedroom homes.

Tour Guide:  Erin Halovanic, Library Services Manager came to APL after a brief stint at the Plano Public Library. Prior to her move to Texas in February 2017, she was the director of the Horsham Department of Library and Recreation Services in Horsham, PA, a suburb of Philly. Erin hails originally from KY and lived for many years in Cincinnati, OH before her move to Philly. Shehas been a librarian for more than 20 years and has worked in Public, Academic, Community College, and High School Libraries. In addition to her Master’s Degree in Library Science, she also holds a Master’s Degree in Education, specializing in School Library Media. Erin is married, has two teenagers, and currently lives in Plano.

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