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Converse Public Library
Contact
Derika Bailey
Library Director

601 S. Seguin
Converse, TX  78109

Ph: (210) 659-4160

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!

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 $20.00.

Books, Movies, and More . . .
The Converse Library currently holds approximately 23,7000 material items (books, videos, audiobooks, etc.) available for checkout with a library card. Not including our e-books through OverDrive!

New resources!  Mango Languages and NewsBank 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

Story Time
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-kindergarten age. 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 will start with our kick off Registration Party on Friday, June 5th from 2:00- 4:00!  We will pass out Summer Reading logs and ice cream!  This year's theme is Every Super Hero Has a Story!  All things Super Hero will be celebrated!

Fridays at 2:00 will be our Summer Programs!  Check our Calendar for details!  Some of our programs include the Spikey Mikey Magic Show, Magik Theatre, the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Co. Southwest, Joe McDermott, and our local Super Heroes from the Converse Fire Department and the Converse Police Department!  

Teen Activities

Teen Book Club meets once a month on Saturday from 11:30 am to 12:30 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!

Summer Teen Time!  We will have our first Summer Teen Time every Tuesday from June 9 to August 11 starting at 2:00.  End times will depend upon the activity we are doing!  Movies, book discussions crafts and more!  Look at the Calendar for details!  *Must register in the Summer Reading Program to participate!

Adult Activities

Adult Lunch Bunch Book Club meets once a month on a Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 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! 

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

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.

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