Family Storytime: Monsters!

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This week’s storytime theme is “Monsters”! Here are some wonderful books we might read in storytime:

Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

El Cucuy is Scared, Too! by Donna Barba Higuera, Pictures by Juliana Perdomo

Monster Boogie by Laurie Berkner, illustrated by Ben Clanton

Don’t Touch This Book! by Bill Cotter

Big Bad Bubble by Adam Rubin, pictures by Daniel Salmieri

Here are some songs and/or rhymes we might do in storytime:

Song: Go Away, Scary Monster
Go away, scary monster, go away. GO AWAY!
Go away, scary monster, go away. GO AWAY!
Go away, scary monster.
Go away, scary monster.
Go away, scary monster, go away. GO AWAY!

Song: Monsters Stomp Around the House (Tune: Ants Go Marching)
The monsters stomp around the house, hurrah hurrah
The monsters stomp around the house, hurrah hurrah
The monsters stomp around the house,
They sing, and shout, and stomp about,
And they make a lot of noise
Around the house, boom boom boom

Verses: run… jump… dance… sleep…

Song: Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed (MINOR KEY)
Five little monsters jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped her head,
Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monsters jumping bed!”

Count down until no more monsters jumping on the bed

See you there!

Family Storytimes starting September 1st until May:
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30, 10:15. and 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 9:30 and 10:30 except the 3rd Friday of each month

Creepy Crafts for Tweens and Teens

Frightful fun is coming to the GPL this October! Tweens ages 9-12 and teens ages 12-18 can enjoy Creepy Crafts event on October 14! Tweens at 1 p.m., teens at 3 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of creepy creativity where you can munch on snacks that are more tasty than terrifying. Unleash your inner mad scientist as we dive into crafting spooky spiders, concocting your very own frankentoy, and spreading your wings with bat-tastic creations. We encourage you to bring your spookiest spirit – it’s the perfect chance to let your imagination run wild and embrace the eerie vibes. We promise, it’ll be a scream! Don’t miss out on the frightful fun. See you there! 👻🎃🕷️

Fall Into Stories

Join us on October 28 at 6 p.m. for an enchanting evening  to Fall Into Stories at the Library!

Get ready for a terrific time filled with a whispering woods, temporary tattoos, creative crafts, a photo op, and exciting games. Costumes are not just welcomed, they’re encouraged! This family-friendly event is perfect for all ages, so gather your loved ones and let’s celebrate the magic of fall together. We can’t wait to see you there!

Have any questions about this event? Call the Library at 512-930-3551, or reach out at

Roots Records Research

Join us at GPL for an enriching experience at the 22nd Genealogy Lock In, hosted by the Waco Library. This hybrid event takes place on October 20, running from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and offers both virtual and in-person attendance options.

This event features eight captivating video programs, each featuring a diverse range of topics presented by exciting speakers.

To be part of this event, attendees are required to register in advance, choosing between virtual or in-person participation. Registration opens on September 2 and closes at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19. The programs cover an array of fascinating subjects, including techniques for researching tax records, guidance on selecting genealogy services, insights into United States migration patterns, and more.

This event is co-sponsored by the Waco-McLennan County Library, Central Texas Genealogical Society, Texas State Genealogical Society, and the Genealogy Network of Texas.

Discover the full list of available classes here and secure your spot today!

Spooky Film Fest

GPL World Cinema screens diverse films from around the world. This October, unleash your inner thrill-seeker at the Georgetown Public Library! Join us on October 11, 18, and 25 at 6:30 p.m. for a spine-tingling cinematic journey through the shadows.

Oct. 11: “Nosferatu” (1922) Witness the birth of cinematic horror as Count Orlok, the eerie embodiment of the undead, awakens from his crypt to spread terror. Brace yourself for a silent masterpiece that will haunt your dreams.

Oct. 18: “Night of the Living Dead” (1968) In the heart of the zombie apocalypse, a group of strangers fights for survival in an isolated farmhouse. George A. Romero’s iconic classic redefines the horror genre with a relentless onslaught of the undead.

Oct. 25: “House on Haunted Hill” (1959)  Dare you enter the sinister mansion where not everything is as it seems? Vincent Price invites you to a chilling night of fear and suspense in this spine-tingling tale of dark secrets and ghostly apparitions.

Embrace the eerie ambiance, and immerse yourself in these timeless tales of dread and the supernatural. You won’t want to miss this hair-raising film fest at the Georgetown Public Library. Mark your calendar, invite your bravest friends, and get ready for a hauntingly unforgettable experience.

Seating is limited, so arrive early to secure your spot in the darkness. Are you ready to face your deepest fears? Join us if you dare!

This program is for ages 18+. Popcorn is provided. Captions or subtitles are always used where available. This series is a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library. Have any questions? Contact the Library at or by phone at 512-930-3551.

Mobile Planetarium

We’ve got two days out of this world exploration with a mobile planetarium! To celebrate the eclipse in October, visit the Library on October 5 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. and October 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. Adults, we have special after hours times for you that require registration on October 6 from 6-7:45 p.m. Learn more about that here. 

These captivating screenings inside a mobile planetarium are just over 20 minutes long. Tickets are necessary and will be distributed on the day of the event, first-come, first-served. Tickets are available in the Library meeting rooms upstairs and will be available at 1:30 on each day, for that day only. 

Screenings are truly all ages, so adults, kiddos, aunts, uncles, neighbors and friends…you’re all invited! This is a cosmic experience that’s both entertaining and educational.

Have any questions? You can contact the Library by phone at 512.930.3551, or email at

Hispanic Heritage 2023

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15-October 15.

On September 1 at 7 p.m. the Library will be hosting Arthur Murray Dance Center instructor Elena Lewis. Learn Cha-Cha and Salsa beginner moves! This class is free and open to the public, intended for adults ages 18+.

GPL World Cinema is screening East Side Sushi on September 13 at 6:30 p.m. “A Latina woman aspires to become a sushi chef while working in a Japanese restaurant.” Rated PG. Drama. 1hr 30m.

On October 1, attend Fiesta Georgetown! Fiesta Georgetown’s purpose is to celebrate the culture and heritage of the Hispanic/ Latinx community. We invite everyone to come and share in this festive celebration of music, food, art, and dance. Admission and parking is free.

How else do we celebrate Hispanic Heritage? By reading and watching media by Hispanic creators. Check out one of these lists broken down by age group:

There is also a recording of a Tuesday Talk about local Hispanic heritage!  Tuesday Talks was a series from city employees about local history. Watch that video here.

We’re very excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with you. If you have any questions, please call the Library at 512.930.3551.

Teen Anime Club

Anime lovers, we have the club for you! Teens ages 12-18 can meet at the Library every Third Thursday at 5 p.m. to watch episodes of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Blue Lock. These shows are both rated TV-14.

Come watch some anime, eat a snack, and have fun!

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Teen Librarian Margaret Lange via the Library at 512.930.3551.

Family Movie Day: The Bad Guys

Lights, Camera, Fun! Join us for Family Movie Day at the Georgetown Public Library!

Get ready to mark your calendars for a cinematic extravaganza that’s bound to light up your weekend. On September 30 at 2 p.m., the Georgetown Public Library is rolling out the red carpet for a special screening of the much-anticipated film “The Bad Guys.” Rated PG.

Bring the family and friends, blanket, and popcorn or snacks for a fun afternoon movie watching event. Family Movie Day is free and open to the public.

Reach out to the Library at 512-930-3551 or via email at with your questions.


The Library is excited to launch a new part of our collection: STEM Kits!

These kits come in tubs and have activities and books in them to foster learning and understanding of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Learn how to build a brick building with mini bricks, or use straws and plastic connectors to create a sturdy structure. Buddha boards can help foster creativity, or k’Nex kits can illustrate how bridges are built and how to make them solid.

STEM kits are intended for ages Pre-K through 12. Kits are available for anyone to check out. Find our listing of available kits here.

Tips for STEM Kit check out: 

  • STEM Kits come with many parts. You may be tempted to throw away a containing box or plastic wrapper-please don’t! Return all items inside the kit to the Library.
  • STEM Kits check out for two weeks at a time. They cannot be renewed.
  • STEM Kits can be placed on hold.
  • Each family can check out two kits at a time.
  • STEM Kits are checked out from and returned to the children’s services desk. Please do not try to return kits in the book drop–the tubs will not fit!

If you have any questions about STEM Kits, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Library via email or at 512.930.3551.