Round Rock Public Library

Summer Adopt-a-Shelf Orientation (ages 8-12) (preregistration)

Build a better community this summer! The Round Rock Public Library invites summer readers, ages 8-12, to volunteer at the library. Interested participants may join us for Summer Reading Adopt-a-Shelf program orientation.

Participating volunteers will maintain an assigned area of the library throughout the summer during their regular library visits.  Children have an opportunity to earn book bucks for our end-of-summer Book Bucks Store. Those who complete the program will be invited to our special end-of-summer volunteer-only party!

There will be a mandatory orientation.  Please register for one session:

Please Note:

Space is limited to the first 80 participants.  Space is available on a first come / first serve basis and online preregistration is required.  Registration starts Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9 am. Participants are not able to earn community service hours for this program.

For More Information:

Contact Amy German at 512.218.7034

Teen Book Club (ages 12-18): Black Dove White Raven

The Round Rock Public Library Teen Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month. Join us in The Teen Room at 6:30 PM, April 23.

2019 Teen Book Club Selections (selected by teens at the November 2018 book club)

Please Note:While book club selections are chosen specifically for teens ages 12-18, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for their child/teen.

For More Information:

Contact Jane Dance at 512.218.7012

Tween Book Club (ages 9-12): AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS by Gennifer Choldenko

The Round Rock Public Library will host a Tween Book Club meeting Thursday, May 9, 2019.  Tweens (ages 9-12) are invited to the Library to discuss the Tweens (ages 9-12) are invited to the Library to discuss the book AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS by Gennifer Choldenko.  Join us in Meeting Room A at 4:30 pm. Snacks and book themed games/crafts will be provided.

For more information or to request a copy of this month’s book:

Please contact Amy German, 512.218.7034.

Please Note:

The Round Rock Public Library Tween Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month. While book club selections are chosen specifically for tweens ages 9-12, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for his/her child.

Sensory Storytime (preregistration)

The Round Rock Public Library presents Sensory Storytime on the last Sunday of each month.

Sensory Storytime will be held from 3 to 3:30 pm in Meeting Room B.  This program is ideal for children with sensory integration challenges, difficulty sitting still, difficulty in large groups, or children who have autism spectrum disorders.  Sensory Storytime is open to all children with an accompanying parent/guardian. Attendance is limited to 12 families and pre-registration is required.

 

For more information or to register:

Please contact Amy German, 512.218.7034

Free vision screening for kids

Round Rock Public Library proudly partners with the Round Rock chapter of Lions International to provide free vision screenings for young children 9:30  – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Computer Lab (next to the library’s large meeting rooms).

These screenings are first come, first served. Everyone is welcome.

This event is part of KidSight USA, a nationwide screening program conducted by Round Rock Lions. The program provides critical eye screenings for ages 6 months – 6 years.

Lions involved with KidSight USA want to reach young learners and help identify common vision problems while those problems are more easily reversed, and before those problems interfere with learning.

If a screening suggests a possible vision condition that needs to be addressed, Round Rock Lions will work with families to make certain that professional eye exams and glasses are obtained.

 

Teen Book Club (ages 12-18): Wild Bird

The Round Rock Public Library Teen Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month.  In April it will be the 4th Tuesday so join us in The Teen Room at 6:30 PM, April 23.

2019 Teen Book Club Selections (selected by teens at the November 2018 book club)

Please Note:While book club selections are chosen specifically for teens ages 12-18, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for their child/teen.

For More Information:

Contact Jane Dance at 512.218.7012

Chess Club at the Library (ages 10-18)

King, Pawn, Rook, Castling, Checkmate, Stalemate! Do you know what these words mean? Do you like to play chess?  Looking to learn how to play?  If you answered yes, then this club is for you!

Tweens and teens, join us for come-and-go playing opportunities in meeting room B:

  • Saturday January 19, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday February 16, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday March 16 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday April 20, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

For More Information:

Contact Jane Dance at 512.218.7012

Tween Book Club (ages 9-12): SERAPHINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK by Robert Beatty

The Round Rock Public Library will host a Tween Book Club meeting Thursday, April 11, 2019.  Tweens (ages 9-12) are invited to the Library to discuss the Tweens (ages 9-12) are invited to the Library to discuss the book SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK by Robert Beatty.  Join us in Meeting Room A at 4:30 pm. Snacks and book themed games/crafts will be provided.

For more information or to request a copy of this month’s book:

Please contact Amy German, 512.218.7034.

Please Note:

The Round Rock Public Library Tween Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month. While book club selections are chosen specifically for tweens ages 9-12, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for his/her child.

Adulting 101 for Teens – Writing a winning college essay (teens, ages 12-18)

Welcome to Adulting 101 for Teens, a series of programs to help teens develop life skills to transition to adulthood. Our final presentation in the Winter/Spring series will teach teens how to approach college essays and is on Tuesday April 9th at 6:30 pm in meeting room A.

Ever wonder what it takes to write a compelling, effective college essay that will make you stand out in the college admissions process? Many great kids write average (even bad) college essays–essays about “Volunteering changed my life” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons.” Better tales are there for the writing.

In this seminar, Collegewise Counselor, Liz Pack, will address what admissions officers really look for in great college essays and offer suggestions for finding and sharing your best stories. You won’t want to miss it!

Liz Pack’s Bio:

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Liz worked in the UNC Office of Undergraduate Admissions as an admissions counselor and fell in love with information sessions and providing advice about the college process. Looking for more experience in higher education, she traveled to UT Austin to complete her master’s degree in education and spent time as an admissions counselor in UT’s Office of Admissions.

Though she’s located in Austin, Liz is not just a UT Austin expert. While Collegewise Austin students are accepted at UT at five times the national admit rate, they also receive acceptances from universities all over the country! Our students have recently been admitted to the University of Virginia, Barnard, NYU, Rice, and Texas A&M.

For more information please contact Jane Dance, 512.218.7012. 

 

 

 

Sensory Storytime (preregistration)

The Round Rock Public Library presents Sensory Storytime on the last Sunday of each month.

Sensory Storytime will be held from 3 to 3:30 pm in Meeting Room B.  This program is ideal for children with sensory integration challenges, difficulty sitting still, difficulty in large groups, or children who have autism spectrum disorders.  Sensory Storytime is open to all children with an accompanying parent/guardian. Attendance is limited to 12 families and pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register:

Please contact Amy German, 512.218.7034