If you thought Kyle’s Public Library was merely a place to check out books (though you can certainly still do that), then you owe it to yourself to explore this local institution.
How about catching a movie? What about learning the drums or a foreign language? Anybody need to look up a long-lost relative? All of these things and what almost seems like a never-ending list of other activities are available in one single spot – the Kyle Public Library.
Programs and Classes That are a Little Off the Beaten Path
One of the coolest things about Kyle’s Public Library is the assortment of classes and programs available. You never know what you’re going to find here, but you can bet that it will be interesting! The library’s calendar has something happening six days a week and offers classes for learning French, studying astronomy, chess club, and crafting sessions. Other programs include a percussion jam session, the Kyle writer’s group, and a program all about reptiles fittingly dubbed Snakes in a Library!
An Office, Computer Lab, and Research Station All Under One Roof
While it may not be quite as exciting as live reptiles, one of the best aspects of the library is its function as an all-in-one research and workstation. All you need is a library card and you can use the library’s free computers or Wi-Fi as well as other services such as printing, copying, scanning or faxing (a small fee may apply) documents.
The library also offers several community rooms that can be reserved for anything from a baby shower to a class presentation. Not only is the Kyle Public Library the ideal place to get a little work done, but it’s perfect for really diving into some research. With access to the TexShare Database, guests can access a sea of information including articles from more than 27,000 journals, 171,000 eBooks, and 15 million images, videos, and interactive resources.
The library is also part of the Ancestry Library Edition network, allowing guests to explore their family history through Ancestry’s databank of birth, marriage, and death records, among other documents.
Entertainment for Both Young and Old
The library not only maintains a full class schedule, but always keeps a variety of fun events on its calendar for guests of all ages. In August, guests can drop in for trivia nights, family skating sessions, a program celebrating the honey bee with local naturalists, and several movie screenings.
The library also offers programming geared toward parents with small children including Toddler Time, Pajama Storytime, Little, Yogis, and Preschool Express Storytime. These programs include interactive songs, play, and stories to encourage courage developmental skills in children ages 0 through 6 years.
This only scratches the surface of everything that can be found in the Kyle Public Library. From a thrift store to Little Free Libraries scattered throughout the city that allows citizens to share old books, there’s a lot to love about our library.
The public library is just one of the many places that make Kyle such a special place to live. If you’re looking for a home here, reach out to the Crosswinds team to learn more about our home builders.