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Converse Public Library
Contact
Derika Bailey
Library Director

601 S. Seguin
Converse, TX  78109

Ph: (210) 659-4160
Fx: (210) 566-7359

Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Closed Sunday
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:)

  • 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) as well as the following zip codes: 78219 and 78244.  If you live outside of these zip codes ask us about the fee schedule for adult and child cards.

Books, Movies, and More . . .
Your library card gives you access to mystery thrillers, young adult fiction, manga, graphic novels, children's books, westerns, horror; non-fiction books about health, personal growth, finances, science, and math; DVD movies with super-heroes and super-villains and much more.  Let us know what you are reading and what you would like to see on our shelves.

Story Time
We will have a program pause on our Story Time due to Summer Reading.  Summer Reading is for all ages of children up to age 12.  Please come and register! 

*The Converse Public Library holds a Story Time every Wednesday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am for young children up to pre-kindergarten age throughout the school year. It features stories, music, and a crafting session designed to activate whole-brain development.  See our calendar for details. Throughout the year, the library also hosts special events.

Summer Reading
Each summer the library hosts a free, multi-week summer reading program for children. This year’s theme is Fizz Boom Read geared towards getting children excited about science, technology, and reading!   Please see the Calendar for details and don't forget to register!  Registration starts June 6th!

History
In 1988, the Converse Lions Club developed the idea for a community library and presented the resolution to 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.

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.

Materials
The Converse Library currently holds over 22,000 material items (books, videos, audiobooks, etc.) available for checkout with a library card. There is also a newly renovated children's room with an ever-growing collection of great reading materials.

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.



Converse Public Library Calendar


City of Converse
403 S. Seguin
Converse, TX 78109
Ph: (210) 658-5356