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We’re giving away Bluebonnet books! Stop by the library to vote on the Bluebonnet book you’d most like to read for a cha...
03/14/2022

We’re giving away Bluebonnet books! Stop by the library to vote on the Bluebonnet book you’d most like to read for a chance to win that book! Browse the 2022-2023 nominations behind the main desk and then enter to win! 📚🏆🏅📚 #cozbylibrary #coppelllibrary #bluebonnetbooks

This week's storytime theme is Spring! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. https://bit...
03/14/2022

This week's storytime theme is Spring! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. https://bit.ly/cozbystorytime

This week's storytime theme is Bath Time! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. https://...
03/07/2022

This week's storytime theme is Bath Time! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. https://bit.ly/cozbystorytime

Teens 6th - 12th grade are invited to the Teen Readathon, hosted by the Diverse Book Club.The Teen Readathon is a teen s...
03/04/2022

Teens 6th - 12th grade are invited to the Teen Readathon, hosted by the Diverse Book Club.

The Teen Readathon is a teen service event where teens can try new books, share their thoughts & earn 2 service hours! Registration required: https://cozbylibrary.librarymarket.com/event/teen-readathon-hosted-diverse-book-club

How it works: We'll have a variety of diverse books for middle grade and high school readers on display in Study Room F. A librarian will be available to offer book recommendations specific to attendees. Through Readathon participation, teens can earn 2 community service hours.

A series of posters and artifacts will be on display during the month of March uncovering the details of one of the most...
03/01/2022

A series of posters and artifacts will be on display during the month of March uncovering the details of one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the past 100 years. In November 1922, archeologist Howard Carter uncovered the tomb of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tut. Inside the tomb he found some 5,300 artifacts dating back to 1350 BC. These treasures were virtually intact from the time the king was buried. There were statues, jewelry, furniture, and even 6 chariots. It took Carter and his team some 10 years to catalog, conserve, and pack the artifacts - then ship them to the Cairo Museum.

Posters and artifacts are courtesy of Rollin Phipps, a retired instructor from the University of Texas at Arlington who specializes in ancient Egyptian history. Rollin will also present a talk detailing this astonishing discovery on Sunday, March 20th from 2-3:30pm. Registration is not required.

This week's storytime is Dr. Seuss! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. https://bit.ly...
02/28/2022

This week's storytime is Dr. Seuss! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. https://bit.ly/cozbystorytime

UPDATED: The Library will be closing at 3 pm today, February 23 and closed all day on Thursday, February 24.
02/23/2022

UPDATED:

The Library will be closing at 3 pm today, February 23 and closed all day on Thursday, February 24.

[UPDATED 02.23.2022, 12:15 pm] City of Coppell administrative offices and facilities will close at 3 pm today, February 23 due to inclement weather. The City will remain closed on Thursday, February 24. Essential personnel will remain on hand to respond to emergencies and continue to offer necessary services to residents. For more detailed information, visit coppelltx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=842.

This week's storytime theme is Favorites! Visit our virtual storytime room for our favorite books, crafts, and songs! ht...
02/21/2022

This week's storytime theme is Favorites! Visit our virtual storytime room for our favorite books, crafts, and songs! https://bit.ly/cozbystorytime

Laptops are now available for in-house check out! Adults can borrow a laptop to use in the library with their library ca...
02/18/2022

Laptops are now available for in-house check out! Adults can borrow a laptop to use in the library with their library card. Stop by the front desk with any questions.

COZBY LIBRARY RESPONDS TO BOOK CHALLENGEOn December 29, 2021, the Cozby Library and Community Commons received a citizen...
02/18/2022

COZBY LIBRARY RESPONDS TO BOOK CHALLENGE
On December 29, 2021, the Cozby Library and Community Commons received a citizen request to reconsider the inclusion of the book Gender Queer in its collection. The book is a memoir in
graphic novel format by author Maia Kobabe, and has been the subject of much recent attention across the country in discussions regarding books on school and public library shelves.
Following its established process for such requests, the Library conducted a staff review of the request, and responded to the citizen with the results of the review. The citizen requested further
review, so the matter was placed on the agenda of the Library Advisory Board’s February 10 regular meeting. At that meeting, the Board heard from five citizens who appeared in person, including the citizen who submitted the original request. Two citizens expressed their desire for the book to be completely removed. Three citizens expressed their desire for it to remain in the Library’s
collection, though two of those three believed the book was better suited for the adult graphic novel section than the teen graphic novel section.
The Board discussed the citizen’s request but was unable to reach a decision at the time. They will revisit the matter at their next regular meeting on March 10. Until the Board reaches a decision, the book will remain in the Library’s collection.
The Library’s stance is that the book satisfies the necessary criteria in its collection development guidelines, and that it should therefore remain in the collection. The Library’s collection
development guidelines themselves are subject to approval by the Library Advisory Board as well.
“Libraries have collection development policies for good reason, and Coppell is no different,” says Dennis Quinn, Director of Library Services. “No one set of personal values or beliefs can be
the lens through which to develop a collection that is supposed to serve and reflect an entire community, especially one as diverse as Coppell.”
Quinn also notes that the Library’s collection development guidelines are directly aligned with the first two pillars of Coppell’s Vision 2040 strategic plan: perpetuating a learning environment, and fostering an inclusive community fabric.
“We understand there will be items in the collection that some may find disagreeable, either in whole or in part, but we cannot completely prevent this while still doing our job to serve the
community as a whole,” Quinn said.
As stated in the collection development guidelines, the Library provides materials to “support learning through all the ages and phases of life, from young children to senior citizens.” In general, the Library encourages parents to accompany their children on Library visits andengage with them about what they’re reading and what they’re interested in learning about. The request will be revisited at the Board’s next regular meeting, scheduled for March 10. The Board is also scheduled to meet for a work session next week, which will include training and informational presentations. No action will be taken at this meeting, and the request regarding Gender Queer will not be on the agenda.
Like City Council and all other City boards and commissions, the Library Board includes in every meeting an opportunity for residents to share their input in a public forum. The Library
encourages all interested residents to take advantage of this opportunity, and share their experience at the Library, a past or upcoming program, an idea for a Library program, or feedback about how the Library can improve its service to the community.
For more information on how to speak at a public meeting, or to have comments read into the record during that time, residents are invited to contact the Library at [email protected], or
the City Secretary’s office at [email protected]

02/17/2022

Help a neighbor this April! Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a one-day service event that seeks to connect volunteers with Coppell residents who need assistance with home maintenance and repairs. Sign up to volunteer or request assistance at your home at coppelltx.gov/neighbors.

February is "Love Your Library" Month! Adults can stop by the front desk starting Monday, February 14th to choose a "Lov...
02/14/2022

February is "Love Your Library" Month! Adults can stop by the front desk starting Monday, February 14th to choose a "Love Your Library" box that includes two surprise books to check out, supplies to make a pop-up card, a sweet treat, and more. You must have a library account to pick up a box- the two books will be checked out to your account and must be returned. The rest of the box contents are yours to keep. Boxes are first come, first served while supplies last. All book selections will come from the adult fiction or non-fiction collections with a general topic or genre listed on the outside of the box.

Celebrate Black History Month 2022 with a virtual program to engage, educate, and inspire the community. This On-demand ...
02/12/2022
Black History Month Program 2022

Celebrate Black History Month 2022 with a virtual program to engage, educate, and inspire the community. This On-demand video program features local experts from diverse fields focusing on this year’s theme, Black Health and Wellness, and is available on the City of Coppell’s YouTube page. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals, and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well. More information, including a display of materials, will be available at the Cozby Library and Community Commons throughout the month of February.

Celebrate Black History Month! Hear from local healthcare workers and musicians to learn about this year's theme: Health & Wellness.

This week's storytime theme is Valentine's Day! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. ht...
02/07/2022

This week's storytime theme is Valentine's Day! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. https://bit.ly/cozbystorytime

The library will be closed on February 3 and 4 due to inclement weather. Stay warm and safe!
02/03/2022

The library will be closed on February 3 and 4 due to inclement weather. Stay warm and safe!

The Library will be closed on Thursday, February 3 due to the expected inclement weather. Don't forget that you can read...
02/02/2022
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The Library will be closed on Thursday, February 3 due to the expected inclement weather.

Don't forget that you can read or listen to books on the cloudLibrary app 24/7. Make sure your account is up to date before we close tonight.

City Closed Due to Inclement Weather February 3, 2022

This week's storytime theme is Cookies! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. https://bi...
01/31/2022

This week's storytime theme is Cookies! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. https://bit.ly/cozbystorytime

Shelfie with a Topaz title! (Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics) #libraryshelfieday Texas Library Association
01/26/2022

Shelfie with a Topaz title! (Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics) #libraryshelfieday Texas Library Association

UPDATE: The internet is back on at the library. All services have resumed. On Saturday, January 29 there will be mainten...
01/26/2022

UPDATE: The internet is back on at the library. All services have resumed.

On Saturday, January 29 there will be maintenance done at Town Center which will affect the internet and phone lines at the Library.

There will be no access to the internet, WiFi, computers, printers, scanner, or online catalog during the outage (approximately 10 am - 2 pm).

You will still be able to check out items from the library. Returned items will be checked-in once our system is back online.

The 2022 primary election is Tuesday, March 1! The last day to register/change your address is Monday, January 31. Visit...
01/25/2022

The 2022 primary election is Tuesday, March 1! The last day to register/change your address is Monday, January 31. Visit votetexas.gov to check your status. You can also pick up a voter registration form at the library!

Are you registered to vote? Complete and submit your application by January 31 to vote in the next Primary Election on March 1! Visit votetexas.gov to check your status and start the registration process.

This week's storytime theme is Chinese New Year! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. h...
01/24/2022

This week's storytime theme is Chinese New Year! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. https://bit.ly/cozbystorytime

01/23/2022

Did you know 279 teen volunteers ages 13-17 put in 3,410 service hours in City of Coppell departments and facilities providing an estimated $90,126.30 in value in 2021? Wow! Established in May 2020, Teen Volunteers in Coppell is an amazing group that provides teens a pathway to volunteering and a connection to the community. Find out more and read their annual impact report at coppelltx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=818!

This week's storytime room theme is One World, Many Voices! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, a...
01/18/2022

This week's storytime room theme is One World, Many Voices! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. https://bit.ly/cozbystorytime

A planned technology upgrade is scheduled for Monday, January 17 from 8 am - 10 am. This may disrupt access to the onlin...
01/14/2022

A planned technology upgrade is scheduled for Monday, January 17 from 8 am - 10 am. This may disrupt access to the online catalog, your account, and the cloudLibrary.

The library will be closed on Monday, January 17 for  Martin Luther King Jr Day.
01/13/2022

The library will be closed on Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King Jr Day.

There's a new story in the Storybook Walk! Stroll around Town Center Plaza and read "Serious (No, Silly)" by Blais Baker...
01/13/2022

There's a new story in the Storybook Walk! Stroll around Town Center Plaza and read "Serious (No, Silly)" by Blais Baker. "Serious (No, Silly)" is one of the winners from our 2021 Picture Book Contest.

This week's storytime theme is Polar Bears and Penguins. Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and ...
01/10/2022

This week's storytime theme is Polar Bears and Penguins. Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. https://bit.ly/cozbystorytime

This week's storytime theme is Winter! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. https://bit...
01/03/2022

This week's storytime theme is Winter! Visit our virtual storytime room for themed books, crafts, and songs. https://bit.ly/cozbystorytime

The library will be closed on Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 for New Year's.
12/28/2021

The library will be closed on Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 for New Year's.

Looking for a good read? Our Got Books Book Club members said these titles were their favorite of the year! #bookclub  #...
12/23/2021

Looking for a good read? Our Got Books Book Club members said these titles were their favorite of the year! #bookclub #readingisfun #cozbylibrary #coppelltx #librarybooks

The library will be closed on December 24, 25, and 26 for Christmas. Make sure to stock up on books, holiday movies, and...
12/16/2021

The library will be closed on December 24, 25, and 26 for Christmas. Make sure to stock up on books, holiday movies, and board games!

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We miss the events at the library, so we had our own Noon Year's Eve party. We made crowns and a New Year wish chain. Hopefully, we can celebrate with the library next year!
We completed our successful summer reading knew the code word ALOHA🌺🏝 and received a fun graphic bag of gifts and candy!
We did our fox craft! Practice cutting, folding and coloring! 🦊
I fell coming out of my shower last year, and can only get around with a walker. I am now desperate for books to read. Can I get 4 or 5 tomorrow? Sue Paul