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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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It’s International Day of Families today! Looking for something to do with your family? At TCPL, we have Family Discover...
05/15/2022

It’s International Day of Families today! Looking for something to do with your family? At TCPL, we have Family Discovery Kits covering a wide range of topics for you to explore together with your little ones. Just search "discovery kit" in our catalog at thecolonypl.org to see what's available!

Friendly reminder: TCPL is closed today for staff development training. The Library will open again tomorrow at 10 a.m. ...
05/13/2022

Friendly reminder: TCPL is closed today for staff development training. The Library will open again tomorrow at 10 a.m. As always, access our 24/7 digital resources at thecolonypl.org!

Immerse yourself in a book with this interactive kit! Take part in the story by unwrapping new activities, snacks, and s...
05/11/2022

Immerse yourself in a book with this interactive kit! Take part in the story by unwrapping new activities, snacks, and surprises while you read 'The Lightning Thief' by Rick Riordan. Registration is required for this kit and begins Monday, May 16 at 10 a.m. Reserve kits online at tcpl.ticketleap.com. Kits will be available for pickup Tuesday, May 17 – Sunday, May 22. Sponsored by Friends of The Colony Public Library. ⚡️

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with these fiction titles featuring Asian American and Pacific Islander ...
05/10/2022

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with these fiction titles featuring Asian American and Pacific Islander authors and themes!

We’ve received new movies at the library! Place a reserve on these popular titles through our catalog at thecolonypl.org...
05/08/2022

We’ve received new movies at the library! Place a reserve on these popular titles through our catalog at thecolonypl.org or by calling 972-625-1900, ext. 3.

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. TCPL joins the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Huma...
05/07/2022

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. TCPL joins the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others, in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success. Using free resources available on our website (thecolonypl.org), we invite you to explore and learn more about the lives and cultures of Asian and Pacific Americans.

Looking ahead: TCPL will be closed on Friday, May 13 for staff development training. The Library will open again on Satu...
05/07/2022

Looking ahead: TCPL will be closed on Friday, May 13 for staff development training. The Library will open again on Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m.

1989 Flashback Friday is here! Do you remember your first visit to the library? Share your memories in the comments!
05/06/2022

1989 Flashback Friday is here! Do you remember your first visit to the library? Share your memories in the comments!

Registration is now open for our Gardening: The Importance of Pollination event! Certified Texas Master Naturalist Donna...
05/05/2022

Registration is now open for our Gardening: The Importance of Pollination event! Certified Texas Master Naturalist Donna Cole will talk about the importance of pollinators as critical for our food chain. This program will also highlight pollinator-friendly plants, particularly native ones, and much more. Register online at tcpl.ticketleap.com 🐝

Tweens & teens! Join us tomorrow night to craft a DIY floral headband. The fun starts at 6:30! 🌼
05/04/2022

Tweens & teens! Join us tomorrow night to craft a DIY floral headband. The fun starts at 6:30! 🌼

Happy Star Wars Day! Travel to galaxies far, far away and access Star Wars books, audiobooks, graphic novels, movies, an...
05/04/2022

Happy Star Wars Day! Travel to galaxies far, far away and access Star Wars books, audiobooks, graphic novels, movies, and music for FREE with your library card ✨

Registration is now open for our Sewing Basics: Quilting 101 class! Learn the basics of cutting fabric and piecing quilt...
05/02/2022

Registration is now open for our Sewing Basics: Quilting 101 class! Learn the basics of cutting fabric and piecing quilts in this hands-on class geared toward ages 12+. Basic-to-intermediate sewing experience is strongly recommended. Register online at tcpl.ticketleap.com 🧵

Read your way through the Dewey Decimal System by choosing a non-fiction book from a different Dewey classification each...
05/01/2022

Read your way through the Dewey Decimal System by choosing a non-fiction book from a different Dewey classification each month! Our 2022 Non-Fiction Reading Challenge continues in May with the 400s (Language). Our staff pick for this month is ‘How We Talk: The Inner Workings of Conversation’ by N.J. Enfield (Dewey #: 401.41). Let us know what you're reading if you join in!

Join us tomorrow at 10:15 a.m. at Chick-fil-A in The Colony for stories, songs, and crafts!
05/01/2022

Join us tomorrow at 10:15 a.m. at Chick-fil-A in The Colony for stories, songs, and crafts!

Today is National Tell a Story Day! Yesterday was our last Story Time session before a brief hiatus, but don’t worry - e...
04/27/2022

Today is National Tell a Story Day! Yesterday was our last Story Time session before a brief hiatus, but don’t worry - early literacy activities will resume in June for our Summer Reading Challenge. In the meantime, we'd like to hear from you! What are some of your favorite stories to read with your little ones?

Have you read May's pick for our Online Book Club? There's still time! Check out 'Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder' by Joann...
04/27/2022

Have you read May's pick for our Online Book Club? There's still time! Check out 'Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder' by Joanne Fluke at the Library or download it as an eBook or audiobook on Hoopla. Register online at tcpl.ticketleap.com for a link to join the virtual meeting!

The value of The Colony Public Library use (books checked out, digital resources downloaded, reference assistance provid...
04/26/2022

The value of The Colony Public Library use (books checked out, digital resources downloaded, reference assistance provided, computers & WiFi accessed, etc.) in FY 20-21 totaled over $1.6 million dollars 🙌 Check out our other impressive stats from last fiscal year!

04/25/2022

Today is National DNA Day, commemorating the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Since then, DNA testing for ancestry research has become increasingly popular, but you'll still need to do some genealogy research to help you fill in the blanks. Stop by the Library and try out Ancestry Library Edition from any of our public computers!

We’ve received new movies at the library! Place a reserve on these popular titles through our catalog at thecolonypl.org...
04/24/2022

We’ve received new movies at the library! Place a reserve on these popular titles through our catalog at thecolonypl.org or by calling 972-625-1900, ext. 3.

It's Talk Like Shakespeare Day! Dost thou know there's an app for that? Download Mango and connect to TCPL with your lib...
04/23/2022

It's Talk Like Shakespeare Day! Dost thou know there's an app for that? Download Mango and connect to TCPL with your library card to access Shakespearean English lessons post haste!

We're back with another blast from the past with this week's #FlashBackFriday! Does anybody still have their 1988 City o...
04/23/2022

We're back with another blast from the past with this week's #FlashBackFriday! Does anybody still have their 1988 City of The Colony - Texas Government Christmas ornament?

Today is Earth Day! Trying to find ways to cut down on waste? TCPL can help! Check out the resources you need at the Lib...
04/22/2022

Today is Earth Day! Trying to find ways to cut down on waste? TCPL can help! Check out the resources you need at the Library for going green and increasing sustainability. All you need is your library card! 🌎

Sign up with your TCPL card!
04/21/2022

Sign up with your TCPL card!

Happy #NationalParksWeek! You can explore the beautiful #NationalParks from the comfort of home with this collection on #hoopla!

https://hoopla.app.link/9K8YhKHUnpb

04/21/2022

Kids Chase is THIS Saturday at Stewart Creek; The Colony Public Library honors its Volunteers of the Year; sales-tax holiday for emergency supplies April 23-25; #KTCB hosts beekeeping demo in May; "Marvel Avengers Station: Evolution" coming to Grandscape Texas; Council OKs site plan for Portillo's restaurant; & more In THE News! https://cvcpl.us/0QfbJem

Wondering how you can help support The Colony Public Library? Friends of The Colony Public Library is recruiting officer...
04/19/2022

Wondering how you can help support The Colony Public Library? Friends of The Colony Public Library is recruiting officers for its Treasurer, Fundraising, and Secretary positions. Contact Dell Holmes at [email protected] if you're interested!

Do you have a desire to help @thecolonypubliclibrary? Are you looking for an organization that helps your community?

The Friends organization currently has 5 officers.  Unfortunately, 3 of our officers are stepping down at the end of this month. 

If you or someone you know would be willing to serve as an officer for the friends, contact Dell Holmes [email protected]. The officers we need to fill are Fundraising, Treasurer and Secretary.

Become more than just a supporter to FOTCPL, become a decision-maker, become an officer!

April is National Poetry Month and we've decorated our lobby display to celebrate! Do you have a favorite poem or poet? ...
04/19/2022

April is National Poetry Month and we've decorated our lobby display to celebrate! Do you have a favorite poem or poet? You can find poetry books in the non-fiction section under 811 or by searching our catalog at thecolonypl.org 📚

Registration is now open for this month's Spice Club! April's spices are Nigerian Suya seasoning and Brazilian Tempero B...
04/18/2022

Registration is now open for this month's Spice Club! April's spices are Nigerian Suya seasoning and Brazilian Tempero Baiano and both are perfect for grilling! Reserve your kit online at tcpl.ticketleap.com. Kits will be available for pickup Tuesday, April 19 through Sunday, April 24.

The Library is closed this weekend, but hop over to Hoopla to check out some fun Easter reads 🐰
04/16/2022

The Library is closed this weekend, but hop over to Hoopla to check out some fun Easter reads 🐰

Friendly reminder: TCPL will be closed today through Monday, April 18 for the Good Friday holiday and will reopen on Tue...
04/15/2022

Friendly reminder: TCPL will be closed today through Monday, April 18 for the Good Friday holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, April 19 at 10 a.m. As always, check out our 24/7 digital library at thecolonypl.org!

Today is National Gardening Day.  Come check out our Seed Library!
04/14/2022

Today is National Gardening Day. Come check out our Seed Library!

04/14/2022

We can't wait for grilling season! April's Spice Club features two international spices perfect for backyard barbeques: Suya from Nigeria and Tempero Baiano from Brazil. Reserve your kit online at tcpl.ticketleap.com starting Monday, April 18 at 10 a.m.

Registration is now open for our Spring Tea! Make a craft, take some photos, and enjoy a tea party with new friends. Res...
04/11/2022

Registration is now open for our Spring Tea! Make a craft, take some photos, and enjoy a tea party with new friends. Reserve your free tickets online at tcpl.ticketleap.com. Attendees must be at least 4 years old; children under the age of 9 must be accompanied at all times by a ticketed caregiver age 12 or older.

We’ve received new movies at the library! Place a reserve on these popular titles through our catalog at thecolonypl.org...
04/10/2022

We’ve received new movies at the library! Place a reserve on these popular titles through our catalog at thecolonypl.org or by calling 972-625-1900, ext. 3.

National Library Week is an invitation for communities to join, visit, or advocate for their local libraries. We encoura...
04/09/2022

National Library Week is an invitation for communities to join, visit, or advocate for their local libraries. We encourage all community members to visit their library in person or online to explore and access services and programs that support early literacy, workforce development, life-long learning, leisure, and overall personal enrichment. We promise you’ll find a diverse collection of books, a wide array of free programs, classes, and resources.

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6800 Main St.
The Colony, TX
75056

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Telephone

(972) 625-1900

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LISD students got some hands-on experience today at The Colony Public Library during the #LISDCareerOut.
An assemblage of LISD students visited City Hall today to learn about Communications, Engineering, Human Resources, City Management, and The Colony Public Library.
One week from today, Thursday, March 10, both Carrollton Public Library Buildings and Drive-Up Windows will be Closed for Staff Development Day. These area libraries will be open: Farmers Branch Manske Library http://farmersbranchlibrary.org/, The Colony Public Library, Lewisville Public Library Access the 24/7 Digital Branch at: https://innovative.cityofcarrollton.com/
Great news! Keep Texas Beautiful has awarded Keep The Colony Beautiful a 2021 Rebuilding Texas Fund Grant, which will be used to renovate the landscaping at City Hall & The Colony Public Library during an upcoming event on Sept. 25. We'd love to have you come help with the facelift! Limited spots available so signup today. More info: https://bit.ly/3yE7fC7
We can’t wait to see what this next chapter holds for The Colony Public Library! Excited for potential opportunities with y’all in the future!📚📖
#ICYMI: City offices, facilities will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of #IndependenceDay. The Colony Public Library will be closed July 3-5. Have a #safe, fun holiday weekend! See you at Liberty by the Lake on Sunday! www.LibertyByTheLake.com.
Join us for some weekly family-friendly fun this summer with our Fun in the Sun series 🌞 Save this post so you don't miss out on the fun Tuesdays, June 8th-August 3rd! June 8th 10:30-11:30am Magic Show 🪄 June 15th 11:30am-12pm Under the Sea Storytime with The Colony Public Library 🐡 June 22nd 10:30-11am Fit4Kid Cardio Fun with FIT4MOM The Colony-Lewisville 🤸 June 29th 10:30-11:30am Princess Meet + Greet 👑 July 6th 10:30-11:30 Animal Learning with Dallas Zoo 🦒 July 13th 10:30am-12:30pm X Marks the Spot Scavenger Hunt ❌ July 20th 10:30am-12:30pm Christmas in July 🎄 July 27th 10:30-11:30am Family Variety Show with Tanna Banana 🍌 August 3rd 10:30am-12:30pm Water Marbling with Dallas Silk Art 🎨
🥳 Congratulations to our friends at the The Colony Public Library!
#ICYMI: City offices, facilities will be closed Friday, April 2, for the #GoodFriday holiday. The Colony Public Library will be closed April 2-5. Have a great weekend!
#LookingAhead to next week: City offices and facilities will be closed Friday, April 2, for the #GoodFriday holiday. The Colony Public Library will be closed April 2-5. Thank you!
Thank you TCPL for this fun Spice Club! I made the 5 Spice cake recently and it was so good. 😋
There's still time to sign-up for tomorrow's virtual genealogy class offered by The Colony Public Library. Get your tickets online at https://tcpl.ticketleap.com/genealogy-census-workshop/.