The Youth Services team has also been developing Storytime At Home kits, to help grownups develop themed storytimes for the toddlers and preschoolers in their lives.
At the Storytime At Home website, you can download handouts for all of our themes! We have 10 themes so far, covering everything from colors, dinosaurs, and pets to a celebration of Black authors and illustrators.
The handouts will give you ideas for games, songs, and resources. You’ll also find links to extensive lists of our best stories, poetry, joke books, informational books, and DVDs for each theme.
Or, when you visit the library, you’ll find the handouts and sets of books and DVDs for three themes on display–just look on top of the E-DVD shelves!
And you can browse all of the lists of materials in the online catalog, any where, any time. Start browsing here
April is Citizen Science Month, when we highlight the everyday efforts of ordinary people to collect data and help advance scientific understanding. Interested? Awesome! SciStarter has vetted and organized Citizen Science projects on many topics. You can explore them with the tool below. Projects begin and end all the time, but examples of recently posted projects include: Counting […]
Round Rock Public Library invites teens to a virtual financial series designed to help build basic financial skills to prepare for adulthood. Our presenter, Dean Allen, retired eight years ago at the age of 51 thanks in part to wise financial decisions. He enjoys sharing with young people how it was he was able to […]
The Environmental Protection Agency’s annual Fix a Leak Week (March 15-19, 2021) is to encourage Americans to use water efficiently by finding and fixing leaks. Repairing minor leaks, such as running toilets, leaky faucets, and dripping shower heads, can save a household as much as 10 percent on their utility bill and save water for future generations. Houston Public […]
City employees who drive as part of their jobs are taught to act as eyes and ears for other departments as they are driving around the community. On Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, that practice saved a home and likely some lives. Street Superintendent Matt Fitzgerald, responsible for overseeing the sanding of roads during the storm, was taking three employees […]
City officials made the decision at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, to open a Warming Center at the Baca Center. When employees arrived shortly thereafter to get it ready, they discovered burst pipes and major water leak – you can read that Storm Story here – before it opened later that afternoon. The Warming Center story is as […]
As power outages dragged on, City officials made the decision late Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, to open a Warming Center at the Baca Center that afternoon. That’s a Parks and Recreation facility, so Director Rick Atkins’ crew mobilized to begin preparations, assisted by the General Services staff, which handles facility maintenance. The teams arrived to a wet surprise. General Services Director Chad McDowell […]
Round Rock Police received a call at 7 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, from a father worried about his daughter, whom he could not reach. She has a disability, he told dispatchers, and uses a scooter to get to work in the La Frontera shopping center from her apartment nearby. It’s normally a 10-minute trip. Officers knew the store […]
Black History Month has officially ended, although the icy weather limited access to the library building for during February. Happily, many of the Round Rock Public Library ‘s Black History Month resources continue to be available to explore any month. Here’s a recap of the library resources we highlighted in our catalog , in our art gallery, and on our […]
“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” ― Leonard Bernstein, composer and conductor A lot went wrong, with a lot of agencies and services across Texas, during the recent winter storm. One thing that went right was water service in the City of Round Rock. No major outages, no boil water notices […]