Arlington Public Library selected for national NASA@ My Library Bilingual Eclipse Opportunities
By Library Staff
Posted on October 04, 2023, October 04, 2023

Children playing with space toys

Arlington Public Library has been selected through a competitive application process to participate in NASA@ My Library, an education initiative created to increase and enhance STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas with high Latinx populations. Selected libraries will receive bilingual (Spanish/English) solar science kits that include a telescope, hands-on activities, and culturally relevant resources; access to NASA subject matter experts for programs; and multiple opportunities for training and support. 

“Arlington Public Library is one of just 49 libraries nationwide to be part of this initiative, and we’re thrilled to have been selected,” said Library Director Norma Zuñiga. “Being selected a partner allows APL to continue offering engaging experiences for our community.”

As a NASA@ My Library Partner, APL will receive a kit in both English and Spanish that contains items such as a 4.5” Dobsonian telescope with solar observing add-on, two Sunspotters, the Moon Bear Shadow activity and more! More information, including a program schedule utilizing the kit, will be available in the coming months at

Project Director Anne Holland notes that “the group of libraries participating in this program really embodies the changes we’ve been seeing over the past two decades in the library field. Programs for diverse patrons, opportunities for teen engagement, and making cutting-edge science relevant for their patrons are just some of the ways this group stands out.”

These resources, along with support by the NASA@ My Library team, will enable APL to conduct cutting-edge NASA STEAM programming and activities. NASA@ My Library will create compelling learning experiences for Arlington’s community and share the story, science and adventure of NASA’s scientific explorations of planet Earth, our solar system and the universe beyond.

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