Cherrydale Branch Library

Serving North Arlington since 1922

Promoted by Citizens for Cherrydale Library

Cherrydale Library New Hours:

Mon: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue: Noon - 8:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Holiday Closings

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

Location: Click on map.

Free Wi-Fi throughout our coffee-friendly library.

This page was last updated on September 7, 2022.

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. 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.


Programs at Cherrydale Library

(Registration Is Required for Many of These Offerings)

Storytimes and Other Events for Babies,
Preschoolers, and Kids in Elementary School

For children ages 0-5: Click here to register and to get more information.

For kids in elementary school: The list of programs is here.

For adults and kids in grades 6+ only: Click here.

Programs for Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers

Middle Schoolers: Click here.

High Schoolers: Click here.

For adults and kids in grades 6+ only: Click here.

Programs for All Ages

Click here to see the list.

Programs for Adults

For adults and kids in grades 6+ only, click here.

For adults only (ages 18+), click here.


Public computers are available at Cherrydale Library. Click on the link for more information.

American Girl Doll

American Girl Doll Lending Program

In honor of Women's 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. To see what dolls are available and to check one out, go here, click on "Search", type in "American Girl Dolls," and scroll down almost to the bottom of the page.

Other Things To Note

"Plan Langston Boulevard" Praises Cherrydale Library

Read what "Plan Langston Boulevard" had to say about Cherrydale Library in its August 2020 report to the Arlington County Department of Community Planning, Housing & Development.

The link is to an excerpt from the inventory of historic and cultural resources along the Langston Boulevard corridor, prepared as part of "Plan Langston Boulevard" by a consultancy hired by the county government.

Main takeaways:

  • The document lists Cherrydale Library among Langston Boulevard's historic and cultural resources.
  • The report's opening two sentences set the tone for its two-page history of the library: "This jewel of Mid-Century Modern architecture features native stone and wood on its exterior. The library has served as a Cherrydale community gathering space throughout its history."

Art Panels

Cherrydale Library Commemorated on Langston Boulevard Murals

These historic murals, located on the median strip of Langston Boulevard 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.

Fifty Years of Cherrydale Library

Book on History of Cherrydale Library
Available for Check-out

Go to the web site of for a free preview.

Cherrydale Library
Cherrydale Library on July 11, 2010.

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.