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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card.  Be sure to visit the Library during September and participate in the many activities planned.

2 Drawings for Half Price Books Gift Cards!

Each person who uses their card to physically check out materials during the month of September will be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card to Half Price Books.
Each person who signs up for a Library card during the month of September will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to Half Price Books.

Free Replacement Library Cards!

If you’ve lost your card or if it’s simply worn out, get a replacement card for free during the month of September.  A valid, photo ID must be presented for a replacement card.

Library Card Wallet Craft

Starting Saturday, September 12th kids can pick up a craft kit to make a wallet to hold their Library cards.  Crafts provided while supplies last; one per child, five per family.

Literary Cupcake Contest

From 9/8 to 9/19, bake up a batch of cupcakes with a literary themed decoration.  Snap a photo of your literary cupcakes with your Rowlett Library card and email to reference @rowlett.com.  Entries will be posted to the Library’s website: https://www.ci.rowlett.tx.us/1698/Library-Card-Sign-Up-Month.  Then from 9/21 to 9/26, visit the Library’s Facebook page to vote on your favorite cakes.  The cupcake winner will be awarded a $25 gift card to Half Price Books. 

Enjoy Crafts To Go each week starting on Saturday.  This week’s craft is a bird house wall hanging. 
Each week, kids can pick up a STEM Takeaway Craft. 
Join the Library on Facebook for weekly storytimes Tuesday mornings at 10 am.
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The Library is open for a limited number of hours. 
A mask worn over the nose and mouth is required in the Library for persons age 2 and over and staff will provide a disposable mask if you do not have one.

The Library is reinstating normal checkouts along with fines and fees:
  • 9/17/2020 – The Library resumes charging fines for late returns and fees for damaged or missing items. Late fees will not be assessed while items are in quarantine.
  • 9/17/2020 – The Library resumes loaning fiction DVDs for 1 week and all other items for 3 weeks.
  • 10/17/2020 – The Library resumes blocking accounts with fines or fees over $5.00. Blocked accounts cannot check out items, use online resources, or use public computers.

Public Computers are not available, but patrons can print with the PrinterOn app on a smartphone.  Library visits are limited to 30 minutes.

Curbside Checkouts
If you’re not ready to go into public buildings yet, the Library can bring your goodies out to you with Curbside Checkout.  Simply place items on hold through the Library catalog and you'll be notified when they're ready to pick up.  

Hours of Service Beginning 9/8
Monday & Thursday 12 pm to 7 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
The Library will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day
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