Cherrydale Branch Library

Serving North Arlington since 1922

Promoted by Citizens for Cherrydale Library

Cherrydale Library Hours:

Mon: 10 am-9 pm
Tue: 1 pm-9 pm
Wed: 1 pm-9 pm
Thu: 10 am-9 pm
Fri: 10 am-5 pm
Sat: 10 am-5 pm
Sun: Closed

Cherrydale Library Phone: (703) 228-6330
Library Information: (703) 228-5990

Location: Click on map.

Free Wi-Fi throughout our coffee-friendly library. Check for balcony availability by clicking on the January events calendar.

This page was last updated on January 12, 2018.

This site is maintained by Citizens for Cherrydale Library, a North Arlington non-partisan grassroots group seeking since 1998 to promote and preserve our most important neighborhood institution. Contact us at with any questions or comments. We also invite you to visit the Citizens for Cherrydale Library group on Facebook. Click here for the list of CCL's officers.

To search the catalog and for further information on the county library system's procedures, policies, and programs, go to the official Arlington County Department of Libraries web site.


Children's Programs at Cherrydale Library

Programs for Teens

Programs for Adults

Book Discussion Group for Adults (Evenings)--organized and managed by neighborhood volunteers.

"Chasing Pages" Book Club for Adults (Afternoons).

Holiday Closings

Other Things To Note:

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January National Reading Challenge

Join Arlington Public Libraries and other libraries nationwide to raise money for new books and learning materials for children in need!

Prizes - Read three books, and you will be eligible to win one of three Barnes & Noble Gift Cards worth $100!

APL invites you to read and log 3 (or more) books between January 1 and 31. The goal is for Arlington to read at least 9,000 books.

If 50,000 books are read nationwide during January, Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban will donate $25,000 to First Book, an organization that provides new books and learning materials to children in need.

To register & to view details click here.

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One-on-one Tech Help

Having difficulty with a computer program or just need some help figuring out how to do something on your computer? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one staff tutoring session.

Sessions are held on these Thursdays during 2:00-3:30 and 6:00-8:00 pm:

  • January 18
  • February 1
  • Febuary 8
  • February 22
Free but registration required.

Click here for details and to register.

For more information or to reserve a session, call (703) 228-6330.

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Paws To Read -- Saturday, February 3, 2018.

For Emerging Readers and Kids who Love Dogs, Grades K-5

Specially trained dogs will be available for 15-min. reading sessions, by appointment, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm on the first Saturday of each month.

**Free, but on-line registration is required.**

To learn more about the value of reading to dogs, click here.


Photo Exhibit

"Stone and Light: City Scenes from Around the World by Goliť Miamee."

On display through February 5, 2018.

Goliť Miamee is an American-born Iranian-American artist. With a background in computer science, graphic design, and visual arts, she switched her focus to photography ten years ago. Goliť considers herself a visual artist, rather than a traditional photographer. She uses a photograph as her canvas and digital editing as her main medium.

Her love of photography and passion for travel have allowed her to capture memorable moments of nature, people, places, art, culture, and much more.

See more of Goliť's work at

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Cherrydale Library Commemorated on Lee Highway Murals

These historic murals, located on the median strip of Lee Highway at Monroe Street, were created by local artist Jarrett Ferrier, whose design was selected by neighborhood voters after a lengthy competition organized by Maureen Ross, president of the Cherrydale Citizens Association. The panels depict the past and celebrate the present of the Cherrydale and Maywood neighborhoods.

To view more photos of the murals, click here. To see additional information about Cherrydale Branch Library that supplements what's on the art panel sign, click here. To learn more about Harvey Lampshire, the gentleman depicted on the Cherrydale Branch Library panel, click here.

American Girl Doll Lending Program

In honor of Womenís History Month, Cherrydale Library and the rest of the county's library system launched a program celebrating American Girl Dolls. Cherrydale Girls can use their library cards to borrow an actual American Girl Doll and the books associated with that doll and, through these, learn a bit about American history. Place a hold on the doll, just as you would place a hold on a book, and pick it up at Cherrydale Library when it becomes available. You can keep it for a week! For details, go to: .

Fifty Years of Cherrydale Library

Book on History of Cherrydale Library
Now Available for Check-out

Go to the web site of for a free preview.

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Cherrydale Library on a winter day.

Library Size and Cost to Taxpayers--astonishingly cheap and amazingly "green"!

History--deeply rooted in North Arlington's neighborhoods.

Click here to read what James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress, has to say about books, reading, and American civilization.

The Washington Post's Architecture Critic on Libraries

"Libraries are rare common ground on the fractious map of democracy, a place where traditional ideas of bootstrap self-improvement meet liberal ideas of open access and equal opportunity. Few encounters with local government . . . feel so good as an afternoon in a well-run library. Without lecturing or hectoring or cheap rhetoric, they build consensus and commitment to self-governance." --Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, January 23, 2011

Were you looking for the county government's official web site for Cherrydale Library? Click here.