Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center

September-May: Story time — every Wednesday at 10:30AM

For families with children ages 6 and younger. Our classic children’s story-time program allows you to spend quality time with your child in a fun, kid-centered learning environment with other families with young children. Free to the community, this no-commitment program encourages fine motor skills, listening skills, early reading skills, socialization, and creativity through story readings, activities, and crafts!

September-May: Story time live on facebookevery Wednesday at 5:30PM

For families of all ages. When you work during the day, it’s hard to join your kids for activities like story time. Thankfully, we have the Internet! If your schedule doesn’t allow you to join our Wednesday morning story time, join us on your own schedule for story time LIVE for a story reading and craft. Even if you miss the live broadcast, you can play back the recording on our facebook page at any time. We start with a book reading and end with an option for two activities.

Books on Wheels — Bringing the library to you

For schools and businesses. Every Tuesday morning, our children’s librarian and a crew of volunteers work to bring the experience of story time at the library to local schools and day-care centers. Ask your child’s school or day-care center if they're on our outreach list.

We also donate new and gently used books and magazines to local schools, elder care centers, correctional facilities, doctors offices and more. If you know of a need for these materials in a local business, contact us at 979-542-2716.

June-July: Summer reading program

For children ages 18 months-18 years. Every summer, we explore new books and enjoy exciting activities. Young readers register for the program, log their reading time, and win prizes.

Birthday book club

For children 12 and younger. Visit us on your birthday and bring in your student library card to choose a free book.

Junior Library Board

For teens. Teenagers who want to share in decision making and voice their ideas have leadership opportunities on the Junior Library Board (JLB). The JLB is an advisory board to the director. Officers are elected and members vote to enhance library policies, plan their own fundraisers, complete community projects, arrange trips, and plan activities. If you're interested in joining the Junior Library Board, contact Children's Librarian Taylor Lara at tlara@giddings.net.