The Colony Public Library

The Colony Public Library Public library serving the citizens of The Colony, Texas and Denton County, Texas.
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Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15! In honor of this, our partners at #GrowWithGoogle have created a ...
09/30/2020
Resources for Latino-Owned Businesses - Grow with Google

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15! In honor of this, our partners at #GrowWithGoogle have created a step-by-step guide to help Latino-owned businesses grow. Explore free virtual workshops, digital coaching, online classes, and video tutorials – all available in English and Spanish.

https://grow.google/pasoapaso/

Google is here to help Latino-owned businesses with free virtual workshops, digital coaching, online marketing classes, and video resources.

What’s on your list to learn? Maybe you’d like to build up your business know-how, master a second language, or conquer ...
09/29/2020

What’s on your list to learn? Maybe you’d like to build up your business know-how, master a second language, or conquer code? Whatever it is, you’re bound to find something that piques your interest with Gale Courses! These classes are held entirely online and free with your library card. A dedicated college-level instructor coordinates every course by pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions. A new round of courses starts every month. To learn when the next enrollment of Gale Courses is, visit https://education.gale.com/l-txshrpub100376/

Craft kits are back for the fall! A new kit will be available each month for preschool, children, and teens/adults. Regi...
09/28/2020

Craft kits are back for the fall! A new kit will be available each month for preschool, children, and teens/adults. Registration for October craft kits begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 5. Reserve kits online at tcpl.ticketleap.com.

Today is National Comic Book Day! Did you know you can read comics online using Hoopla or RB Digital? All you need is yo...
09/25/2020

Today is National Comic Book Day! Did you know you can read comics online using Hoopla or RB Digital? All you need is your TCPL library card!

Reminder! TCPL is closed today for Staff Development Training. We will reopen on Saturday at 10 a.m. Please note that cu...
09/25/2020

Reminder! TCPL is closed today for Staff Development Training. We will reopen on Saturday at 10 a.m. Please note that curbside pickup will not be available during the closure.

A friendly reminder: TCPL will be closed tomorrow (Friday, September 25) for Staff Development Training. We will reopen ...
09/24/2020

A friendly reminder: TCPL will be closed tomorrow (Friday, September 25) for Staff Development Training. We will reopen on Saturday at 10 a.m. Please note that curbside pickup will not be available during the closure.

Looking for new reads or new authors? We're here to help! Novelist provides author and subject read-alikes, genre lists,...
09/24/2020

Looking for new reads or new authors? We're here to help! Novelist provides author and subject read-alikes, genre lists, annotations, title reviews, and more! All you need is your library card. We also offer personalized reading recommendations - visit https://bit.ly/3czAcEd to fill out a short form and we'll work with you to find your next good read!

To access Novelist, visit https://www.thecolonytx.gov/545/Resources-N-through-S and scroll down to 'Novelist'

Ready for fall? Well, today marks the arrival of the fall equinox. The equinox is the moment when the Sun crosses the Eq...
09/22/2020

Ready for fall? Well, today marks the arrival of the fall equinox. The equinox is the moment when the Sun crosses the Equator and those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere will begin to see more darkness than daylight. Maybe that fall weather is just around the corner! 🍂

09/22/2020

Thank you for tuning into our first fall story time! Our opening song is “Shakin’ Everywhere” by Jim Gill. Today’s books are “Chicken Break,” “The Cow Who Clucked,” and “Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep.” Have a great week! 👋

Today's the day! Get #VoteReady and participate in National Voter Registration Day at TCPL. Eligible Denton County resid...
09/22/2020

Today's the day! Get #VoteReady and participate in National Voter Registration Day at TCPL. Eligible Denton County residents can come to the TCPL lobby from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to register to vote. New registrations and name and/or address changes are available. On-site registration will also be available in the lobby on Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Between September 23 and October 2, on-site registration will be available by request during regular library hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Voter registration forms and vote-by-mail applications are always available to pick up from TCPL. Remember that October 5 is the last day mailed voter registration can be postmarked for voting eligibility in the November 3 General Election. Questions? Library staff can help you during regular library hours or visit votedenton.com or votetexas.com for information.

Are you #VoteReady? Tomorrow is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay and TCPL is ready for you! Eligible Denton County resident...
09/21/2020

Are you #VoteReady? Tomorrow is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay and TCPL is ready for you! Eligible Denton County residents can come to the TCPL lobby from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to register to vote. New registrations and name and/or address changes are available. On-site registration will also be available in the lobby on Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Between September 23 and October 2, on-site registration will be available by request during regular library hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Voter registration forms and vote-by-mail applications are always available to pick up from TCPL. Remember that October 5 is the last day mailed voter registration can be postmarked for voting eligibility in the November 3 General Election. Questions? Library staff can help you during regular library hours or visit votedenton.com or votetexas.com for information.

New bestsellers have arrived at TCPL! Place holds on these popular titles through our catalog at thecolonypl.org 📚 Autho...
09/21/2020

New bestsellers have arrived at TCPL! Place holds on these popular titles through our catalog at thecolonypl.org 📚 Authors include: Louise Penny, James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, Max Brooks, Kevin Kwan, Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, James Lee Burke, and Jim Carrey.

Tune in on Tuesday, September 22 at 10:15 a.m. for a Facebook Live Story Time 📚
09/20/2020

Tune in on Tuesday, September 22 at 10:15 a.m. for a Facebook Live Story Time 📚

Are you #VoteReady? Tuesday, September 22, is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay and TCPL is offering on-site registration! E...
09/19/2020

Are you #VoteReady? Tuesday, September 22, is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay and TCPL is offering on-site registration! Eligible Denton County residents can come to the TCPL lobby from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to register to vote. New registrations and name and/or address changes are available. On-site registration will also be available in the lobby on Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Between September 23 and October 2, on-site registration will be available by request during regular library hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Voter registration forms and vote-by-mail applications are always available to pick up from TCPL. Remember that October 5 is the last day mailed voter registration can be postmarked for voting eligibility in the November 3 General Election. Questions? Library staff can help you during regular library hours or visit votedenton.com or votetexas.com for information.

Happy Rosh Hashanah!
09/19/2020

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

We recently received new juvenile movies at the library! Place a reserve on these popular titles for curbside pickup by ...
09/19/2020

We recently received new juvenile movies at the library! Place a reserve on these popular titles for curbside pickup by visiting our catalog at thecolonypl.org or calling the library at 972-625-1900, ext. 3.

Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson)
Sonic the Hedgehog (James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter)

Looking ahead: TCPL will be closed on Friday, September 25 for Staff Development Training. We will reopen on Saturday at...
09/18/2020

Looking ahead: TCPL will be closed on Friday, September 25 for Staff Development Training. We will reopen on Saturday at 10 a.m. Please note that curbside pickup will not be available during the closure.

Looking for new reads or new authors? We're here to help! Novelist provides author and subject read-alikes, genre lists,...
09/18/2020

Looking for new reads or new authors? We're here to help! Novelist provides author and subject read-alikes, genre lists, annotations, title reviews, and more! All you need is your library card. We also offer personalized reading recommendations - visit https://bit.ly/3czAcEd to fill out a short form and we'll work with you to find your next good read!

To access Novelist, visit https://www.thecolonytx.gov/545/Resources-N-through-S and scroll down to 'Novelist'

Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw?  Now’s your chance!  With Gale Courses, you can take instructor-led, bi-weekl...
09/17/2020

Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw? Now’s your chance! With Gale Courses, you can take instructor-led, bi-weekly interactive sessions and earn a certificate of completion in 350+ courses for personal enrichment and professional development, including drawing. Access is free with your TCPL card. Enroll at https://education.gale.com/l-txshrpub100376/.

North Texas Giving Day is today!
09/17/2020

North Texas Giving Day is today!

North Texas Giving Day is today!

FOTCPL is participating in Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day, a one-day online giving extravaganza for our whole region.

Last year, Communities Foundation of Texas brought together nearly 3,000 local nonprofits like us to raise $50 million for our region. Since its founding in 2009, North Texas Giving Day has inspired people to get up and give, resulting in increased donations and services provided in North Texas.

Every little bit helps! Every donation, no matter what size, will help us meet our goal!

We invite you to join the movement and help reach our goal of $3,200 to continue our work to support the expansion and maintenance of The Colony Public Library (TCPL)’s services and programs.

Extra help from Matching Donors:

We are excited to announce that two generous donors have volunteered to match every donation made to FOTCPL through North Texas Giving Day 2020 up to a combined total of $1,200!

Here’s how you can help:

1. Get up and give! Donate to FOTCPL between 6 a.m. and midnight at https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/FOTCPL

2. Spread the word! Spread the word to your friends and loved ones about FOTCPL and North Texas Giving Day!

3. Follow us! Follow FOTCPL on Facebook to stay up to date on our progress.

For more information on North Texas Giving Day, visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org!

For over 40 years, FOTCPL members have worked together to make our public library dreams come true. TCPL’s ability to meet the needs of the community continues to be strengthened by the combined efforts of FOTCPL, the City of The Colony, and, of course, our wonderful library staff – even in these times of strained financial resources.

Your role as a member of FOTCPL is vital – and your continued membership and support is appreciated!

This is what 400 Hogwarts Homeschool Craft Kits look like! We are officially sold out and pickup starts Tuesday ✨ Thank ...
09/12/2020

This is what 400 Hogwarts Homeschool Craft Kits look like! We are officially sold out and pickup starts Tuesday ✨ Thank you for helping us reach a magical goal!

Looking for new reads or new authors? We're here to help! Novelist provides author and subject read-alikes, genre lists,...
09/11/2020

Looking for new reads or new authors? We're here to help! Novelist provides author and subject read-alikes, genre lists, annotations, title reviews, and more! All you need is your library card. We also offer personalized reading recommendations - visit https://bit.ly/3czAcEd to fill out a short form and we'll work with you to find your next good read!

To access Novelist, visit https://www.thecolonytx.gov/545/Resources-N-through-S and scroll down to 'Novelist'

Did you know that Gale Courses offers courses aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Talent Triangle? Tha...
09/10/2020

Did you know that Gale Courses offers courses aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Talent Triangle? That is just one example of the courses offered to help improve work or life skills! Take instructor-led, bi-weekly interactive sessions and earn a certificate of completion. Access is free with your TCPL card. Enroll now at https://education.gale.com/l-txshrpub100376/.

Have you completed the 2020 Census yet? The Colony's self-response rate is 71.6%! 🙌  Data collection ends on September 3...
09/10/2020

Have you completed the 2020 Census yet? The Colony's self-response rate is 71.6%! 🙌 Data collection ends on September 30 - visit 2020census.gov to be counted today!

Complete the #2020Census today. Time is running out, and September is your last chance to respond. Census takers are visiting households that have not yet responded. Respond now at 2020CENSUS.GOV.

In partnership with Intellichoice and The Khan Academy, TCPL is offering FREE online math tutoring for kids in grades K-...
09/09/2020

In partnership with Intellichoice and The Khan Academy, TCPL is offering FREE online math tutoring for kids in grades K-12! Tutoring begins this Saturday, September 12, and will continue every Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., excluding holiday weekends and school breaks. Register now at: bit.ly/2F3LDZK

Questions? Call 972-625-1900, ext. 3 or email [email protected]

09/09/2020
Hogwarts Homeschool Craft Kits

There’s only handful of Hogwarts Homeschool Craft Kits left! Help us reach our goal of enrolling 400 students for the fall term and claim yours today at tcpl.ticketleap.com. Kits will be available to pick up from Tuesday, September 15 through Saturday, September 19 via curbside service or in the Library lobby ✨

City of The Colony - Texas Government
09/09/2020

City of The Colony - Texas Government

#ICYMI: Many families have faced financial hardship and/or food-insecurity during the pandemic. Some businesses have suffered as well. Please explore the following resource listings if you are in need of various assistance: https://www.thecolonytx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=803. #InThisTogether

September 8th is International Literacy Day! Improved literacy can contribute to economic growth, reduce poverty and cri...
09/08/2020

September 8th is International Literacy Day! Improved literacy can contribute to economic growth, reduce poverty and crime, promote democracy and increase civic engagement, enhance cultural diversity through literacy programs in minority languages, and confer personal benefits such as increased self-esteem, confidence, and empowerment. TCPL and libraries as a whole play a significant role in promoting literacy. In addition to our abundant early literacy programs, materials, and resources, TCPL also has a selection of materials for new adult readers. #TCPLReads #internationalliteracyday #literacymatters

Don't have a library card? September is #LibraryCardSignupMonth, so get yours today! Contact us at 972-625-1900, ext. 2,...
09/08/2020

Don't have a library card? September is #LibraryCardSignupMonth, so get yours today! Contact us at 972-625-1900, ext. 2, to learn how to access all the wonderful things we have to offer. Lost your card? We are offering FREE replacement cards during the month of September!

TCPL wishes you a happy Labor Day! Reward your hard work with a meaningful break.
09/07/2020

TCPL wishes you a happy Labor Day! Reward your hard work with a meaningful break.

We took a break in August, but we're back! Join us on Tuesday, September 8 at 10:15 a.m. for a Facebook Live Story Time ...
09/06/2020

We took a break in August, but we're back! Join us on Tuesday, September 8 at 10:15 a.m. for a Facebook Live Story Time 📚

Looking for new reads or new authors? We're here to help! Novelist provides author and subject read-alikes, genre lists,...
09/05/2020

Looking for new reads or new authors? We're here to help! Novelist provides author and subject read-alikes, genre lists, annotations, title reviews, and more! All you need is your library card. We also offer personalized reading recommendations - visit https://bit.ly/3czAcEd to fill out a short form and we'll work with you to find your next good read!

To access Novelist, visit https://www.thecolonytx.gov/545/Resources-N-through-S and scroll down to 'Novelist'

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Great home town library. Friendly staff, excellent customer service and very deserving of recent Library Excellence Award! 💗
Thank you all for what you are doing. The live story times and songs have been a bright spot during such unnerving times. Our family has enjoyed all of your posts, videos, and plans. Thanks again! 💙💜❤️💓
Who would I need to contact to discuss setting up a new program lending out Knee carts, crutches, and wheelchairs? I want to see about getting people around town to donate these and have the Colony Public Library be able to lend them out to residents in town who might need them for a short time.
Excited to see more audiobooks being added to the library overdrive collection!! Keep it up, thanks so much!!!! 🤩