This past Sunday afternoon, Arlington Central Library was filled with persons. It's a great example of a highly successful county institution. The library makes a great range of materials available to residents in a variety of ways. It hosts lectures and readings and meetings, and art exhibits, too. Now it even has a garden out in front ("Arlington reads...Arlington grows"). The garden includes a rain-water collection barrel painted by Arlington elementary schools students.
This July will mark the 75th anniversary of the Arlington Public Library. Artisphere should consult the library on how to attract a crowd and build an enduring position in the community.