Library Events & Programming

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Spring 23 Mini Library Craft  ExhibitMini Library Make & Take Craft

  • All craft kits have been picked up, no more are available.
  • Beginning February 1, completed mini libraries can be returned to Central Library for inclusion in the community exhibit.




Copy of NGb Riddle Box Jan 2023 FB JR KGRiddle Box

  • Adults can test their skills at solving riddles at North Garland Branch Library from January 3-31.
  • Once all riddles are answered, the box’s top will open revealing a prize for the lucky solver. 
  • All riddles will contain clues that are hidden in the library. 
  • Participants will need to utilize the Dewey Decimal System to find the answers.


Copy of BLM Display Feb 2023 Infax (1)Black History Month Exhibit & Lecture

View the Garland Landmark Museum's exhibit of First Black Community Leaders in Garland throughout the month of February at the North Garland Branch Library.

Make sure to join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 for a lecture from Ricky McNeal, President of Garland’s NAACP Unit 6256, presenting “Anti-Black Violence and Resistance in the Diaspora.” Mr. McNeal will describe the obstacles and barriers related to housing, education, employment, and community issues that African Americans had to overcome when they migrated to Garland.

Call North Garland Branch Library with any questions, 972-205-2803.

  1. STORYTIMES
  2. FAMILIES
  3. CHILDREN 
  4. TEENS & TWEENS
  5. ADULTS

Spring StorytimesJoin us this spring for our Storytime programs!

Storytime programs include stories, songs, and activities led by our talented children's librarians. The librarians will model reading for parents plus songs and fingerplays. Parents can connect with other families in the area.  

The Storytimes listed below are organized by age group. Take note of the time and location. Storytimes begin early January and end in late April.


Baby bounce & read

Babies, birth to 18 months, and their caregivers will learn, play, and grow together in this lap-sit storytime that introduces books, rhymes, tickles, and bounces designed to incorporate early literacy practices into their everyday lives.

  • 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays, January 10 - April 25, Central Library
  • 10 a.m., Fridays, January 13 - April 28, North Garland Branch Library
  • 10:15 a.m., Fridays, January 13 - April 28, South Garland Branch Library

Toddler time

Toddler Time is a storytime for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Toddler Time storytimes will be a mixture of age appropriate stories, songs, rhymes, flannelboard stories, crafts, and parachute play.

  • 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, January 10 - April 25, Central Library
  • 11 a.m., Fridays, January 13 - April 28, North Garland Branch Library
  • 11:15 a.m., Fridays, January 13 - April 28, South Garland Branch Library

PRESCHOOL Discovery

Preschool Discovery is designed for ages 3 to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. Enjoy books, songs, exploring colors, letters, numbers, and much more that will help develop your preschooler's early literacy skills.

  • 9:30 a.m., Thursdays, January 12 - April 27, Central Library
  • 10:15 a.m., Wednesdays, January 11 - April 26, South Garland Branch Library

Family read & Play

The whole family will learn, play, and grow during this interactive storytime full of stories, creative movement, and songs that will strengthen listening, language, and literacy skills. We will use books, movement activities, songs, rhymes, manipulative, and extensions that promote the growth of the child's literacy, brain, and emotional development. We will also model ways caregivers can interact, engage, and be their child's first teacher.

  • 10:30 a.m., Saturdays, January 14 - April 29, Walnut Creek Branch Library
  • 10 a.m., Wednesdays, January 11 - April 26, North Garland Branch Library

PLay & Learn

Join us at Garland Libraries for free-play time for families to enjoy. A variety of toys, STEAM toys, games, and stations will be available to explore! 

  • 11 a.m., Wednesdays, January 11 - April 26, North Garland Branch Library
  • 10 a.m., Saturdays, January 14 - April 29, South Garland Branch Library

Cuentos y Cantos (Spanish Storytime)

Este tiempo de cuentos en Español se dedica a preparar a su hijo para ingresar a la escuela. Acompáñenos para unos cuentos y cantos mientras aprendemos sobre temas escolares y lo más importante, las habilidades necesarias para leer.

This Spanish Storytime is dedicated to preparing your child for entering school. Join us for stories and songs as we learn school subjects and, most importantly, the skills needed to read.

  • 10:30 a.m., Jueves, Enero 12 - Abril 27, Biblioteca Central / 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, January 12 - April 27, Central Library


Publicity disclaimer

Attendance at Garland Library programs or public spaces constitutes consent to be photographed and video recorded for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Library, such as presentations, displays, newsletters, articles, library websites and other media. If you do not wish to be photographed or videotaped, please speak to the Library Staff member before the event.