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Patrick was hired in 2016 to be the library’s first Community Resources Coordinator. As a licensed social worker, Patrick works with the public to connect them with area resources. “Our librarians help people find solutions inside the library; I help people find solutions outside of the library,” Lloyd says of

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General InfoLibrary News

The WOW!mobile will be out of service Monday, 5/29 through Thursday, 6/1 for maintenance. Regular WOW!mobile services will resume Monday, June 5. If you just can’t wait to get your hands on some library materials until that beautiful bus returns, stop by the library! We’ll also have fun and FREE

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Library News

City of Georgetown offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There is no solid waste or recycling collection on Thanksgiving Day (details below). City facilities and offices closed November 24 – 25 include the following: Animal Shelter,

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Library News

The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series features author Karan Mahajan on Wednesday, November 2 at 2 p.m. at the library. Doors open at 1:30 pm. Mahajan will speak about his second novel The Association of Small Bombs, which was released in March and was recently

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Library News

Georgetown has grown rapidly in the last few years, and with that growth Georgetown Public Library employees have seen an increase in families and seniors in crisis and those who are homeless. Library staff assisting these patrons often find that services are available, but researching those services and the agencies

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Library News

The library is a place for readers, but a new program at the Georgetown Public Library is focused on toddlers and infants who may be too young to hold a book. The Family Place Libraries program aims to make the Library a welcoming environment for preschoolers and their parents who

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General InfoLibrary News

The library has an easier, faster way to print from your mobile device! The following examples will help you print materials from an iPhone/iPad or Android device.   For iPhone:         Pull up the webpage or document you’d like to print from Safari.        

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General InfoLibrary News

Weekdays from December 21 through December 31, the library will close at 6:00 p.m.  Closings on Saturdays and Sundays will remain at 5:00 p.m. The library will be closed  December 24 and 25 and  January 1. The drive-through bookdrop will be open at all times for your convenience. Regular hours

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Library Staff

Kathy was hired in 2014 as a temp- on- call, before landing a part-time position in 2015. You can usually spot Kathy working at the circulation desk, but she also mends damaged library books behind-the-scenes. Kathy shows her love for the Georgetown Public Library even in her spare time, as

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Library Staff

Jaime was hired in October 2015 to fill the role of Storytime leader. She is the person who gets to sing, laugh, and tell stories with the all of the wonderful kids who attend Storytime. Jaime also assists with other children’s programs and works at the service desks. In her

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Library News

Join us Wednesday, November 18, 2015 for an author event to remember! The Hill Country Authors Series is brought to you by our wonderful Friends of the Georgetown Public Library.

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Library News

The wait is over! Construction on the library’s 8th Street parking lot has finally commenced. Once the project is complete, patrons will be able to enjoy 150 new parking spaces. In the meantime, we’ve made parking spaces available to our patrons at the old library located on 808 Martin Luther

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Library News

As part of GPL’s 50th Anniversary programming, we’re hosting a Book Art Show! Fold, tear, paint, & glue a book to make an awesome art piece! The library will supply the books, you supply the creativity! Rules: 1. One entry per person, all ages can enter. 2. Entries are not

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Library Staff

After working as a temp-on-call for the past few years, Denise was hired in 2015 as a Library Assistant. Since Denise is a librarian for one of GISD’s elementary schools, she typically works in the evenings and on Saturdays for GPL. Favorite book: Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter Favorite activities:

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Library News

The process to defer your reserved items has changed. Not to worry though, this process is MUCH easier! If you don’t want your reserved items to become available for you while you’re out of town, please follow these easy steps: Log-in to your library account Click My Account Select the

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Library News

The Texas Society of Sculptors has announced the award winners in their eighth annual summer show, which is hosted by the Georgetown Public Library and funded in part by sponsorship from the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board. Art historian and curator Sarah C. Bancroft was the judge for this year’s competition. She has

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WOW!mobile

The selection of stops is based on a variety of factors including distance from the main library, mobility of residents and service needs. Suggestions for new stops are welcome. To recommend a bookmobile stop, contact Kalena Powell, Community Outreach Assistant. Contact Kalena Powell- Community Outreach Assistant (Bookmobile Driver) 512-930-3551 –

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WOW!mobile

Meet your new WOW!mobile driver, Kalena Powell! Kalena began working at Georgetown Public Library in 2013 as the “Storytime Lady,” working primarily in the Children’s room. In January 2015, Kalena became GPL’s Volunteer Coordinator, while still maintaining her Storytime duties. Following Michele Harber’s decision to step down from driving the

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WOW!mobile

OUR PURPOSE The Georgetown Public Library WOW!mobile (Words on Wheels) provides personalized, comprehensive library service to people who may have difficulty visiting our community library- including seniors, the physically limited, children and teens. COLLECTION The WOW!mobile collection isn’t limited to just what you see on the bus. The WOW!mobile has

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General Info

The poppies have splashed the town in red—a sure sign it’s time for the Red Poppy Festival, Georgetown’s energetic celebration of spring. Join us on the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas April 24 – 26 for three days of music, entertainment, and family fun. The Friday night concert with

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  The children at the WOW!mobile’s stop on Kendall Street got their usual treat of new books to check out when Ms. Michele stopped during July, but they also got the attention of City Councilwoman Jonrowe, who was riding along with Michele, and came bearing food treats. The children probably

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Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, you now may use your library card to check out seventeen popular magazines to read on your PC, Mac, or mobile device. The database is called Zinio and you get to it by logging in to your library account. (The

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The library was honored to host the recent two-month-long Anne Frank exhibit. Congregation Havurah Shalom of Sun City worked for two years to make that exhibit possible and they provided the knowledgeable docents who interpreted the exhibit for approximately 6000 visitors. Library staff helped with booking the meeting rooms for

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On May 14, approximately 80 of our more than 160 library volunteers attended an appreciation luncheon hosted by the staff. Each month the library enjoys between 700 and 800 hours of free labor that the volunteers provide, the equivalent of more than four full-time employees.  Most library volunteers check in and

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The “favorite authors” list that is part of your online library account helps us manage buying materials that you want to read. This list includes the names of all of the authors whose new books we automatically receive from our book vendor. When you select your favorites you’ll help us

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