Welcome to the Arlington High School Media Center!

Media Center News

  • Thank You Spring Cleaners!
    If you notice the library looking a little spiffier than usual, it's not just your eyes. A huge, dusty, exhausted THANK YOU to the volunteers at our SIXTH annual SPRING CLEAN @ YOUR LIBRARY on Sat. March 4. We had over 30 students and parents, our best turnout yet, and the library is looking great! 
    Source: Cleaning-Supplies by JD Hancock via a Creative Commons license. 
    Posted Mar 4, 2017, 1:08 PM by Stacy Kitsis
  • Make Your Mark
    Bookplates, also known as ex-libris, are decorative labels placed in the front of books bearing the name of the owner. Simple or ornate, they often feature beautiful design and artwork. 

    All students are invited to submit designs for bookplates to commemorate donations to the AHS Media Center for awesomely amazing and amazingly awesome annual ADOPT A BOOK fundraiser. The top designs will be selected for our annual bookplate catalog. 

    Download the submission form and make YOUR mark on the library today ... or no later than Tue. November 1 to be considered for the first round! 

    Book plate sample

    Posted Oct 7, 2016, 10:35 AM by Stacy Kitsis
  • Buttons for Books
    The Student Library Advisory Committee is stamping and selling personalized buttons to support the library collection in our annual BUTTONS FOR BOOKS fundraiser. 

    Stop by the button table in the Media Center for templates for original designs, art supplies, and magazines to cut up. Bulk orders for clubs, classes, and tight-knit friend groups are welcome. Support the library and buy buttons for books!

    And check out these hilariously adorable (or are they adorably hilarious?) buttons made by the talented Lara Heermance in celebration of her tight-knit friend group. Wow! 

    Amazing button art

    Posted May 31, 2016, 5:22 AM by Stacy Kitsis
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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.