The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District serves six unique communities in the DFW area. All of them provide a free public library that holds treasures for all ages. With summer here, make sure to take advantage of all the great resources your public library has to offer.
Awesome Resources From Your Local Library
Public libraries provide the following 10 services at no charge:
- Thousands of volumes of reading materials for all ages
- Story-time programs for younger children including evening events
- Teen areas with special programming for young adults
- Computers for all ages for research and personal use
- Online resources for research that are accessible from home
- Job hunting help and use of computers to apply for jobs
- ESL classes at participating public libraries
- Homework help
- Clubs – book clubs, craft clubs, genealogy clubs, etc.
- Audio Books and eBooks for checkout or download
The Most Important Thing to Do to Get Started
What is the key to you accessing this valuable treasure chest of programs and resources? It’s a library card! Anyone can utilize the public library without a card, but if you want to check out items or use their computers, you will need a card. You can also reserve a book and use databases from home with your library card.
A photo ID is all that is required to apply for a card. Public libraries will always accept a Texas driver’s license, but will work with residents in accepting a variety of other forms of identification. Many of the libraries have youth cards, but these require a parent’s signature.
Programs may vary depending on your community. Residents of Addison may obtain a library card free of charge at all Dallas and Farmers Branch libraries. Proof of residence is required.
Click the local library name below to explore their website:
Valley Ranch Public Library (Irving Public Library System
Enjoy a treasure hunt at your local library!!!
What additional questions do you have about free resources your local library provides? Ask your questions in the comment section below.
Written by Cindy Nietubicz