College and Career Readiness

College and Career Readiness is open to all ages. Library staff will be ready to assist anyone looking to use the library’s resources for research, study or employment. These services will be in the juvenile/youth area of the library on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.

Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time is open to children aged birth to 5 years of age. Come join us for a variety of stories, songs and dance for all pre-school aged children. Toddler Story Time is held in the children’s area of the library every Thursday morning at 9 a.m.

Youth Book Club

The Youth Book Club is open to teens and young adults ages 16 or older. Chosen books for the club will be provided to members via a physical copy to keep courtesy of the Friends of the Library who have graciously given funding for the club.

The Youth Book Club will be in the children’s area on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m.

Spooky Reads Halloween Event

Spooky Reads at the library is intended to be the community’s first stop on the quest for candy. While supplies last, books, candy and prizes will be handed out to trick-or-treaters in the children’s area of the library. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Meet the Staff

Myrna is the library’s reference information librarian. She is a public figure who assists patrons with a wide variety of informational needs, and goes the extra mile to make sure they are provided with direction to library materials, advice on library collection and services, and expertise on multiple kinds of information from many resources.

Myrna has been with the library for seven years. The library staff enjoys her perspective and characteristic positivity, and describe her as “unique,” “exciting” and “loyal.”

Myrna is a proud mother and grandmother, loves to go antiquing and stays busy with her grandchildren. When asked about her time with the library, she said, “My job gives me the privilege of acquainting and assisting patrons from the community and surrounding areas. It gives me pleasure to know that when our patrons leave with a smile, I did my job.”

The library director appreciates Myrna’s hard work and dedication to the library.

Commendation

During their July meeting, the Kleberg Public Library Board commended Library Director Robert Rodriguez and staff for all their hard work in serving the community. The board was glad to learn that the children are utilizing the library’s free educational resources, and was pleased that the library has seen an upsurge in many of its circulation services. In addition, the reference and information department has seen an increase in informational inquiries and interlibrary loan requests.

Accreditation

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission congratulated the Robert J. Kleberg Public Library for another year of accreditation. Every April, the library director submits an annual report to the State Library, detailing its yearly financial expenditures and patron services.

The library met all pertinent accreditation criteria and can look forward to continued accreditation for the 2020 state fiscal year, beginning Sept. 1, 2019. With accreditation, the library is eligible to utilize certain services from the Texas State Library.

One such service is the TexShare databases, which are electronic database resources. These resources are available 24 hours a day to registered library patrons. Databases include homework help for students, Learning Express, Job & Career Accelerator, Home Improvement, Consumer Health Source, Chilton Library, and much more. 

In addition, accredited libraries are eligible to participate in the statewide inter-library loan program that allows patrons to request materials from participating libraries.

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