Welcome to the Arlington High School Media Center!

Media Center News

  • Boston Teen Author Festival
    The amazing and FREE and nearby Boston Teen Author Festival is this weekend over in Cambridge. You should go!

    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 11:29 AM by Stacy Kitsis
  • Reading to Unwind
    As we head into the final stretch, you might be stressed! Check out this presentation on READING TO UNWIND from Wellness Day for five great reasons to pick up a book today. 

    Posted May 4, 2018, 6:26 AM by Stacy Kitsis
  • Buttons for Books
    The Student Library Advisory Committee pleased to announce the return of our popular BUTTONS FOR BOOKS fundraiser! 

    For $2.00 we will turn your creative vision into a delightful, fashionable, classic two-inch button. You can use our PowerPoint template for digital designs, our print template to draw something original, or even browse for an eye-catching picture in one of our old magazines - we can cut it out and turn it into a button!  

    Look for the button table during all three lunches the week of April 9 or after school in the library. Bulk orders for clubs, classes, and tight-knit friend groups are welcome and special pricing is available. 

    Support YOUR library and buy BUTTONS FOR BOOKS today! 

    Source: Buttons designed by 
    the talented Lara Heermance, used here with her permission.
    Posted Apr 4, 2018, 6:26 AM by Stacy Kitsis
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Newest Pathfinders

AP Pysch Project Platform Possibilities  Arabasz 
Poetry Project Platforms Kisling 
Missing Voices Project Resources Bessette 
Animoto Book Trailers Eidson 
Improve American Culture MacKay 
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The mission of the Arlington High School Library Media Center is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information; students are empowered to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. 

Source: Adapted from the American Association of School Librarians. 

Contact Us

Stacy Kitsis
Library Media Teacher

Barbara Slade
Library Assistant 

869 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
Phone: 781-316-3578
Fax: 781-316-3504


Monday     7:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday     7:30am-4:00pm
Wednesday     7:30am-4:00pm
Thursday     7:30am-4:00pm
Friday     7:30am-4:00pm

Please Pass the Pass, Please

How do I get a pass to the Media Center? Get a pass by signing up with Media Center staff before the desired period begins. The best time to get passes is before school, as seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Passes are not required to use the library before or after school, or during lunch. 

Then what? Report to your directed study or to Old Hall for attendance and have your pass signed by the teacher. Upon arrival in the library, leave your pass on the attendance counter and sign in next to your name.

What about senior privilege and independent study? Students on “senior privilege” or “independent study” are not required to get passes in advance, as long as seating is available, but must sign in with library staff. You are encouraged to get a pass in advance, however, as seating is available on a first come, first served basis. If you leave the Media Center prior to the end of the period, you must sign out with library staff.