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The Arlington Community Foundation awarded a record-setting $20,256 in grants from the Arlington Education Fund fall grant cycle on Dec. 18.

Grants were awarded from the Arlington Education Fund to: Abingdon Elementary School for “Mathematical Mystery Tour”; Arlington AAUW for “Lunch Bunch at Arlington Mill Continuation High School”; Arlington Public Schools, Division of Instruction, for “Swapping Stories” intergenerational project; Arlington Science Focus School for “Parental Partnership for Literacy Support”; Ashlawn Elementary School for “Who I Am!” clay and poetry project, “Musical Theater … Too Cool,” and “Wheel of Life” native plant garden; Campbell Elementary School for “Art History for Everyone” and “Creative Problem Solving”; Carlin Springs Elementary School for “Worm Buddies”; Drew Model School for “The Art of Geometry” and “Renaissance Garden”; Escuela Bolivia for “Accelerated Math for At-Risk Students”; Glebe Elementary School for “Music Has No Color”; Gunston Middle School for an After-School Art Club; H-B Woodlawn Program for an Outdoor Adventure and Science Program; Hoffman-Boston Elementary School for the “MIP-A Communication Program for autistic students”; Kenmore Middle School for “In My Own Words;” Long Branch Elementary School for “Building Community and Helping Others Through Art”; Randolph Elementary School for a new “Family Center”; Wakefield High School PTA for creating a permanent record of Wakefield High School for the 50th anniversary celebration; and Williamsburg Middle School for “Analyze Your Individual Diet.”

In addition, a grant from the Rabil-Armstrong Instructional Staff Development Fund was awarded to the Arlington Public Schools Office of Staff Development for “Supporting Success in Teaching” teacher mentoring program.

Residents of Arlington County and surrounding jurisdictions can now apply online for an Arlington County Public Library card at the library's Web site, www.co.arlington.va.us/lib/. Within two business days, applicants will receive an e-mail with their library card PIN for immediate access to the catalog and databases. The card will be mailed to their home within seven-10 business days. Library cards are free and allow residents with Internet access to search the catalog and online databases, download an e-book, get homework resources, place a free hold, renew materials, and review information on their accounts.