Library serves many functions
Kelvin Knauf
City Manager

Each month we hope to have an article about a city department or city service to keep our residents and businesses informed about City operations.

This month, we highlight the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Public Library.

The Library is located at 201 Ackerman Street.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

The librar y has more than 33,000 volumes and 15 computers are available to patrons.

The library offers a children’s program, inter-library loan, books on CD, a genealogy section, paperback exchange, IRS forms (during tax time) and book sales.

Also available are PC printing, internet access for patrons (children less than 18 years old must have a parental permission slip on file), microfilm reader/printer, large print books, copy services, and laminating machines.

DVDs and CDs are available in a wide variety of interests.

All residents of Milam County may be members of the library at no cost for the first card.

Replacement cards are $5. All out-of-county residents must pay an annual fee of $6 for the first card in the family and $3.00 for each additional family member card.

Potential members must present a current Texas Driver’s License, or photo ID, proof of current address, and parent’s signature for those less than 18 years of age.

Children must be in kindergarten to receive their own library card.

A valid library card must be presented to borrow books. Up to 4 items may be checked out on a card.

Patrons with preschool age children may check out an additional two items for each preschool age child. Books may be renewed over the phone or in person unless they have been placed on reserve by another patron or their renewal limit has been reached.

To make the Library an enjoyable place for all our patrons, no food or drink is allowed. Smoking is prohibited, shoes and shirt are required and no pets are allowed.

All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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