Library Access for Residents

Posted by April Reiling on Feb 13, 2013
Tags: Library, Community

Update --- December 11, 2014

The FY14-15 budget does not include free Roanoke Library Services for residents and the Town Council directed staff to look into alternative library options. The Parks & Recreation Department is examining various programs, including Community Library Houses that would be located at Trophy Club parks and allow residents to take and return books on the honor system. A similar program is called Little Free Libraries.

More information will be provided when it’s available.

Residents Enjoy Free Access to the Roanoke Public Library --- Published February 13, 2013

Trophy Club residents now have full access to Roanoke Public Library services for no out-of-pocket expense. The Trophy Club Town Council and Roanoke City Council entered into an agreement for the town to pay a one-time fee to the City of Roanoke for $15,000 annually in exchange for resident use of the newly renovated 14,500 square-foot facility. The multi-million dollar transformation over doubled the size of the library, which was designed to meet the growing needs of area residents.

The new library has a warm, luxurious atmosphere with the addition of relaxing brown leather chairs for reading, a complimentary coffee bar with free Wi-Fi, and a spacious Storytime room for children. The library also features expanded professional services, such as 24 public computer stations equipped with internet access, two study rooms, two large meeting rooms, and copier and facsimile services.

Library staff offers valuable programs and services to members of all ages and backgrounds. Parents can join their kids in the many children programs offered, such as Jungle Jim’s Wild Encounters, Storytime at the Library, and Babe In Arms. These programs are offered in the new Storytime room and provide an educational opportunity for parents and children to have fun with other children and families.

Library InteriorTeenagers can enjoy programs such as Video Game Night, Write-a-thon, and Teen Film Society, which provide teenagers with opportunities to meet new friends, develop critical thinking skills and practice creative writing skills. In addition to these programs, the Roanoke Public Library has an extensive video game section where teenagers can rent games for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii gaming systems.

Knit and Needle Knot gatherings are open to all ages and offer a social atmosphere for a popular pastime. Expanded library education classes are scheduled to be offered in the Fall of 2013 and aim to provide adult participants with the opportunity to learn valuable computer skills. Future plans include computer education classes for senior citizens to learn fundamental computer skills, as well as how to operate new technologies, such as Kindles, Nooks, and iPads.

To obtain a library card, take you driver’s license (DL) and fill out an application card located at the main desk (your DL number is required). Please check with library staff regarding the addition of new programs and services available to the community. Happy reading!

The Roanoke Public Library is located at:
308 S. Walnut
Roanoke, TX 76262

Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday

For more information about the library, please visit the Roanoke web site.

Drawing of New Library