Cedar Park Public Library

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Basic Information

Established: 1981
Schedule: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm
Address: 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Phone Number: 512-401-5600
Fax Number: 512-259-5236
Director: Pauline Lam

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Additional Information

Computer Capabilities:

35 public access computers with broadband Internet access and Microsoft Office software, black/white and color printing

Education Programs: Lapsit Storytime (Ages 0-12 months) consists of 15 minutes of interactive songs and stories for babies and their caregivers followed by 15 minutes of baby social time. Toddler Storytime (Ages 12-36 months) lasts about 20 minutes and is geared for toddlers 12 to 36 months. It has three short stories and some songs, actions/fingerplays. Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 years) lasts about 30 minutes and is geared for ages 3-5 years. It has 2-3 stories, some a little longer in length and some songs or fingerplays. It ends with a short 3-10 minute movie or a simple craft. Explorers Club: After-School Program (Grades K-5) lasts approximately 45 minutes and is geared for elementary students. Each Thursday, kids in grades K-5 meet at 3:30pm to explore a set of rotating monthly programs. Family Storytime (All ages) lasts about 30 minutes. It has 3 stories, familiar songs, fingerplays and a craft. Family Gaming (Ages 3+) free-play Wii and XBox Kinect games. Traditional board and card games for all ages are also provided. Teen Library Council (TLC) Are you interested in helping shape Teen Services at the Library? The Teen Library Council is your chance to have your voice be heard. Help us plan special teen events, guide teen programing, write book reviews, and make suggestions on our collection. The TLC meets the last Saturday of every month at 12:00 pm. Call Ms. Kit at 401-5634 for more information. Texas Writers for Texas Readers: Teen Book Club. This is your chance to meet local authors and discuss great new reads! Swing by the children's area to sign up and get your copy of the monthly selection. Then, join us the last Saturday of every month at 11:00 am to meet the author and get your copy signed! Call Ms. Kit at 401-5634 for more details. This program is made possible by the Texas Reads Grant. Teen Gaming Group: The Gaming Group meets the 2nd Saturday of every month from 1:00-4:00 pm. Join us for Wii games and old-school board games. Tournaments held quarterly. For ages 10-17. Call Ms. Kit at 401-5634 for more details. Teen Anime Club: Anime Club is a monthly meeting of anime/manga enthusiasts. Anime Club meets the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1:00-4:00 pm. Call Sarah at 401-5638 for more details. Computer Classes: Looking for help with computers? The Library offers one-on-one individual tutoring on using computers, email, Word and other software programs. Call our Information Desk at 401-5608 for more details. Senior Cinema: The first Monday of the month at 10:00 am the Library and the Senior Circle screen a movie selection for ages 55 and better. Knitting and Crochet Group: The knitting and crochet group meet on the first and third Friday of each month from 1-3 p.m. Adult Book Discussion Group: The Cedar Park Public Library Book Discussion Group meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Library Conference Room. Are you looking for a good book discussion group? Interested in meeting others who share your love of reading?
Summer Programs: Summer Reading Club: The Cedar Park Public Library's Annual Summer Reading Club will be held from June 4th, 2012 to July 28th, 2012.
Membership Details:

Library Cards: The Cedar Park Public Library is a department of the City of Cedar Park. Library cards are available without additional charge to Cedar Park residents inside the taxing districts by presenting a current photo ID and proof of current address. Non-residents may purchase a library card for $35.00 for one year or $20.00 for six months. The Library charges $2.00 for replacement of lost library cards. Resident and non-resident cards expire every six months or one year, as appropriate. To apply for a card, present a completed application to a circulation staff member along with a valid photo ID and proof of your current address. Acceptable forms of photo ID include: driver’s license, Texas Department of Public Safety ID, U.S. passport, resident alien registration card or military, college or employee ID. Acceptable proofs of address include: any of the above if address is current, a personalized check, bank statement, recent billing statement, voter registration card, vehicle registration or liability insurance, official rent receipt, rental agreement or other housing contract.

Library History:

In 1979, a group of concerned Cedar Park citizens brought a proposition before the City Council advocating for a local library. The City Council approved the first yearly budget for the library, and dedicated volunteers worked diligently to establish the Cedar Park Public Library.

In December of 1980, the city hired Ms. Pauline Lam to serve as the Library Director. The Library officially opened on January 17, 1981 in a small facility in Cedar Park Plaza. The Library was moved to a remodeled Laundromat a year later. Through the support of the community and the City of Cedar Park, the Library completed construction on a new 7,000 square-foot building at 550 Discovery Boulevard in September of 1990. In order to continue to meet the needs of the Cedar Park area, the library expanded its facility to 25,000 square-feet in 2001 through a bond passed by the citizens of Cedar Park and the fund raising efforts of the Library Foundation.

Throughout the 30-year history, the library has received close to a million dollars from various grants. Among the grants that were either one time or aggregates of over $10,000 were those from HEB Grocery Store, Lakeline Development Company, Library Services and Construction Act Title II Grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Time Warner Cable, The Tocker Foundation, Telecommunication Infrastructure Fund, and the Dell Foundation's Literate Community Grant.