Converse Public Library

Power Up Your Mind! at the Converse Public Library
We're not just a place to check out books! We're a place to help you get your work done so you can have time to read the books you do check out!

Mission Statement
The Mission of the Converse Public Library is to enhance purposeful learning, creative discovery, and to serve our community with the expansion of knowledge, technology, and responsive library services.

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  • Internet use, document printouts, and fax services
  • Job searches, resume creation, and digital scans
  • Free Wi-Fi access for your laptops and mobile devices
  • Research and databases for your school projects
  • Print tax forms and other important government documents
  • Email creation and Facebook

How do I get my "Power Up Your Mind!" library card?
To apply for a library card visit the library with a picture I.D. and proof of residency, such as a utility bill or insurance card, and fill out an application. Library cards are free to residents of Converse (78109). If you live outside of Converse City limits, you may purchase an annual membership for $20.

Books, Movies, and More . . .
The Converse Library currently holds approximately 23,800 material items (books, videos, audiobooks, etc.) available for checkout with a library card. Not including our e-books through OverDrive!

Mango Languages, NewsBank and are available! Go to our Online Catalog click on the links and start exploring today!

More New Electronic Resources

America’s News

Find information on topics related to business, health, education, government and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, videos, blogs and web-only content including the Northeast Herald, San Antonio Express-News, USA Today and more.

Northeast Herald (3/26/2009-Current)
Find local and state information including community issues and events, business, education, government and more.
San Antonio Express-News (10/4/1990-Current)
Find information on state and national issues and events including business, education, politics, sports and more.

Children Activities

Dia Family Book Club
- The Dia Family Book Club is designed to encourage all family members to read, discuss, and learn about contemporary children's literature. We will meet once a month starting Saturday October 24 at 10:30. The best thing is that each family will leave with a copy of the book that was featured at the meeting! This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (2016).

Saturday Storytelling Adventures will be held monthly featuring special guest performers. Fun for the whole family!

September 12 at 10:30 - Sue Kuentz
October 17 at 10:30 - Mary Grace Ketner
November 14 at 10:30 - Lupe Ruiz-Flores
December 5 at 10:30- Bernadette Nason

Story Time will resume September 2! We are gearing up for our Fall stories!
The Converse Public Library holds a weekly story time on Wednesday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am for young children up to pre-kinder. It features stories, music, and a crafting session designed to activate whole-brain development. Throughout the year, the library also hosts special events. See our Calendar for details.

Summer Reading
The Summer Reading Program was a tremendous success! We had 369 children ages birth to eighteen join in the fun! Keep reading throughout the school year and remember us come June of 2016! Next year's summer theme is Wellness, Fitness, and Sports! It will definitely be a fun filled summer!

Teen Activities

Gaming Club meets once a month on a Saturday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. We will play board games, card games, role playing games- all types of games! Eat snacks and hang out.

Poetry Club meets once a month on a Saturday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. We will write, read and discuss various styles of poetry. Crafts and snacks too!

Teen Book Club meets once a month on Saturday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. We discuss the book that was selected by the teens the previous month and have a lot of fun doing it! We have pizza so come hungry! Ages 11 to 18 only please! Parents feel free to drop off your middle/high schooler and pick up afterwards!

Adult Activities

Adult Lunch Bunch Book Club meets once a month on a Friday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. We will discuss the book picked by members at the previous meeting. Adults need books too! Be an example and join in the fun! Make sure to bring your lunch!

Needles Group meets once a month starting Saturday, October 2 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. It is designed for those who want to crochet, knit or do any kind of needles/sewing craft.

Look at our Calendar for special activities throughout the year, like computer classes and Author Visits!

In 1988, the City Council. Upon the passage of this resolution, the Lions Club, Converse Grange, and a host of volunteers combined their efforts to make the library a reality. On September 1, 1991, the Converse Area Public Library opened its doors and was accredited by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in 1993. The library is now known as the Converse Public Library.

We want your newly read books!
The library is happy to accept donations of new or high quality used books and DVDs to add to its collection. We do not accept textbooks, well-worn books, or books that do not have the latest, up-to-date information. The fresher the better!

Friend's Group
The Converse Public Library is looking to start a Friend's Group, a non-profit organization whose mission is to co-create the library's vision and goals and help sustain it's overall health and service to the community. If you are interested in participating in a Friend's Group please contact the library.

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