HUTTO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2019) – This September, the Hutto Public Library is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers and students a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.
A Hutto Public Library card is free to all residents living within the Hutto ISD boundaries and best of all there is no age requirement. A library card is the first step to discovering and learning in the library and online.
“Our library programs serve patrons of all ages,” said Lisa Riggs, library manager. “For younger children, we offer early literacy programs to help them to develop a life-long love of reading and books along with preparing for school.”
A library card opens a world of infinite possibilities through a great selection of books, audiobooks, and movies in the library, through the digital collection on OverDrive, and online resources through TexShare Databases giving students the tools to succeed in school and beyond.
The Hutto Public Library offers fun and free educational activities that bring families and communities together through programs designed for people of all ages including programs for preschoolers, those interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), reading programs, Spanish, genealogy and art.
For teens and adults, the Hutto Public Library provides access to technology with the use of computers, printing, scanning, and faxing, and offers rooms to host study groups or a quiet place to work. Through partnerships with the Literacy Council of Williamson County, the library is also able to provide resources for GED seekers.
“We offer personal assistance for just about any activity in the library,” Riggs said. “Whether it’s looking for books in the library, or through Inter-Library Loan, as well as assisting with technology in the library."
This year, Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are going on adventure as Honorary Chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month. In their role, they will promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries transform lives and communities.
During September, the Hutto Public Library will be at the Downtown Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m., Feed 5000 Breakfast (second Saturday of the month), and Ray Elementary during Family Literacy night on September 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. o provide Library Card Sign-Up outside of normal library hours.
“The Hutto Public Library’s vision aims to eradicate illiteracy, to develop a life-long love for reading and a thirst for knowledge,” Riggs said. “Help us with our mission by coming into the library to sign up for your library card today and develop your love of reading and a thirst for knowledge.”
For more information visit the Hutto Public Library, inside City Hall at 500 W. Live Oak St., Hutto, Texas or call 512-759-4008. Library hours are Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday –Thursday 10 a.m. to -8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. 2 p.m.