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Hondo Public Library
2003 Avenue K
Hondo, TX 78861
(830) 426-5333
 Hour of Operations:
Closed until further notice

Due to an abundance of caution and care, in light of the novel Coronavirus COVID 19, the library will be closed until further notice. We appreciate our patrons and you can still use our online services. Please visit the library webpage at www.hondo-tx.org and go to the library specific page. This will include all of our programming and use of our senior activity center.

All memberships which expired between January 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 have been automatically extended until May 31, 2020 so patrons can access online resources.

Due dates for items currently checked out have been extended until May 15, 2020. This will allow patrons to stay at home and avoid potential exposure.  Book drop is available if patrons do wish to return items.

E-books can be checked out through Overdrive/Libby and accessed through a phone, tablet, computer, or e-reader device. See March 25th issue of Hondo Anvil-Herald or the linked instructions.

A table of free books is located outside the library itself and the Little Library on the southwest side of City Hall also has free books.  Please Remember to wipe down items taken with an antibacterial cleanser because although they were clean when placed, one needs to use caution since one cannot know who has touched them in the meantime Wash your hands as soon as possible after touching the books and remember not to touch your face until after you have done so.

A Facebook Live StoryTime! will take place every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m.

For those seeking school resources, check out the free learning sites on the Library’s homepage under “Library Resources and Useful Links.” Additionally, the Learning Express link on the catalog page has a School Center tile giving access to Elementary, Middle School, and High School skill development and practice STAAR tests. STAAR tests have been cancelled but students may still take the practice tests to help them identify weak areas and know what to study.

For access to online resources, use the library card number and the password in all capitals – first letter of first name and first three of last name.  Call us at 830-426-5333 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. if you need assistance with access or have questions.

Remember the best sources for COVID information are the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), WHO, and other legitimate government entities rather than social media and other sources that do not provide their original facts. Save yourself from worry and stress; get the facts.

Instructions for Libby/Overdrive click here.
To access the latest book reviews visit Online BookPage

Hondo Library Long Range Plan 2019.

                                   Programs:
Tiny Tot Tales
Tuesday
10:30 AM 
Story Time!
Wednesday
10:30 AM 

 

We were awarded a $2,500 Texas Book Festival grant to purchase audio books for our young adults, juniors, and children.  Audio books have been shown to help reluctant readers and further literacy skills in children.

The Hondo Public Library was chosen as one of six libraries serving populations less than 25,000 to participate in a pilot grant program, Library Technology Academy, by the Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission.  This grant gave up to $1000 for travel and training and will provide $10,000 for a technology project at the conclusion of the online training.  Our planned project is to add a cart with laptop for mobile training.  These will be used for computer classes, our CyberSecurity and CyberGen groups, and a planned Coding class.

The Hondo Public Library was the only entity located outside Bexar County to receive a grant through the San Antonio Area Foundation.  The $125,000 John L. Santikos grant funded books, puzzles, games, and manipulatives for six learning stations as well as two 3D printers and a drone for the new building in 2017.  All these items provide additional learning methods and opportunities for our patrons.


Elsie Purcell
Library Director
epurcell@hondo-tx.org
2003 Avenue K
Hondo, Texas 78861
(830) 426-5333


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The mission of the Hondo Public Library is to provide and promote open access to reading, intellectual, and informational resources that will enrich and enlighten
 all segments of the community.