Services and Resources

Library service and resources for youth, parents, homeschoolers, teachers, and more.

The library supports the efforts of families, schools, and the community to engage youth in learning. 

Round Rock Public Library is a proud member of the national network of Family Place Libraries.  Space where parents/caregivers and their child(ren) can play together, parenting workshops, and parenting information for our community families. 

Questions? Please contact the Youth Reference Desk at 512-218-7002.

 

Bring your group to the library

The Youth Services department welcomes clubs, classes, and other groups of visitors for research, projects, special programs, and tours. Please arrange these visits in advance.

Invite a librarian to your event

Depending on staff availability, we may be able to send a librarian to your class, school, event, or meeting to spread the word about the library, reading, and early literacy.

Group visit or outreach event request form

To request a group visit or a youth outreach event, please fill out the Youth Outreach and Group Visit Form. 

Need homework assistance? We can help!

  • Visit a librarian at the Children’s Desk for personal research assistance.
  • Browse our online catalog to find a large selection of non-fiction books, e-books, audio books, homeschool resources, and DVDs for youth of all ages.
  • Access our online databases at home or at the library for useful tutorials and research tools.
  • Utilize our desktop computers and printers to complete assignments.
  • Need a quiet place to complete your homework?  Visit one of our study rooms located on the second floor.

Looking for a FREE online tutor?

Brainfuse–HelpNow | Video Tutorial – Live tutors are available every day from 2 PM – 11 PM.

 

Brainfuse provides online tutoring for students in grades K-12 and adult learners. Students communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. All live sessions are saved and can be replayed as well as shared with friends and teachers by email. Registration is not required to get live tutoring help, but it is recommended so that students can track their progress. Registration is required for certain modules like The Writing Lab and the SkillSurfer.

Available on Android and Apple devices. Use your Brainfuse login to sign into the app. 

To create a Brainfuse account:

  1. Open Brainfuse–HelpNow in a browser.
  2. Click “Login”.
  3. Click “Sign up”.
  4. Create a user name and password

Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

Parents and caregivers are their children’s first and best teachers; your Library supports early literacy instruction for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers through Every Child Ready to Read, a joint project of the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children.

Key pre-reading skills

Pre-readers are more likely to enjoy long-term success as readers if they:

  • Know lots of words
  • Notice the small sounds in words
  • Expect books to be fun or useful
  • Know how to use books
  • Retell stories, or make up new ones
  • Understand that each letter has its own shape, name, and sound

Key practices

Research shows that children acquire the key pre-reading skills by engaging in these five activities every day with loving adults:

  • Talking
  • Singing
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Play

Learn more

Directories and Referrals

Community Health Clinics

(free and sliding scale services available)

Housing Assistance

ESL and Literacy Assistance

Mentoring

Crisis and Crime Victim Services

Disaster Assistance

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