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Make & Take ORnaments

Help us decorate the Library Christmas Tree at the Central Library!

Make an ornament for the Library tree and make an ornament to take home (while supplies last).

Drop in during these times:
5 - 7:30 p.m., November 14 - 17
2 - 5 p.m., November 18 & 19
5 - 7:30 p.m., November 28 - 30
All ages welcome!

Central Library

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Create your own festive gifts and ornaments this holiday season at our Holiday Maker Fests!

2 p.m., Saturday, December 3
Central Library
Ages 18+, Registration required, 972-205-2501 or register online.

2 p.m., Saturday, December 10
South Garland Branch Library
Ages 12+, Registration required, 972-205-3931

2:30 p.m., Saturday, December 10
Walnut Creek Branch Library
All ages, No registration required, 972-205-2585


Fall StorytimesJoin us this fall for our Storytime programs!

Storytime programs include stories, songs, and activities led by our talented children's librarians. The librarians will model reading for parents plus songs and fingerplays. Parents can connect with other families in the area.  

The Storytimes listed below are organized by age group. Take note of the time and location. Storytimes begin early September and end the first week of December..

Baby bounce & read

Babies, birth to 18 months, and their caregivers will learn, play, and grow together in this lap-sit storytime that introduces books, rhymes, tickles, and bounces designed to incorporate early literacy practices into their everyday lives.

9:30 a.m., Tuesdays, September 6 - November 29, Central Library
10:00 a.m., Fridays, September 9 - December 2, North Garland Branch Library
10:15 a.m., Fridays, September 9 - December 2, South Garland Branch Library

Toddler time

Toddler Time is a storytime for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Toddler Time storytimes will be a mixture of age appropriate stories, songs, rhymes, flannelboard stories, crafts, and parachute play.

10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, September 6 - November 29, Central Library
11:00 a.m., Fridays, September 9 – December 2, North Garland Branch Library

Literacy in Motion: Join us for some lively stories, songs, and rhymes that will help your little ones develop early literacy skills needed to learn, play, and grow.  This storytime is designed for ages 18mos – 3yrs and their caregivers. 

11:15 a.m., Fridays, September 9 - December 2, South Garland Branch Library


Preschool Discovery is designed for ages 3 to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. Enjoy books, songs, exploring colors, letters, numbers, and much more that will help develop your preschooler's early literacy skills.

9:30 a.m., Thursdays, September 8 - December 1, Central Library
10:15 a.m., Wednesdays, September 7 - November 30, South Garland Branch Library

Family read & Play

The whole family will learn, play, and grow during this interactive storytime full of stories, creative movement, and songs that will strengthen listening, language, and literacy skills. We will use books, movement activities, songs, rhymes, manipulative, and extensions that promote the growth of the child's literacy, brain, and emotional development. We will also model ways caregivers can interact, engage, and be their child's first teacher.

10 a.m., Wednesdays, September 7 - November 30, North Garland Branch Library
10:30 a.m., Saturdays, September 10 - December 3, Walnut Creek Branch Library
11:15 a.m., Saturdays, September 10 - December 3, South Garland Branch Library

Tiempo de Cuentos en Espanol

Los tiempos de cuento consistirán de diferentes temas cada semana incluyendo la familia, el amor, el amistad, los animales y la comida, que a su vez destacará nuestra colección en Español para niños. Se explorará un enfoque en la prealfabetización y alfabetización temprana en Inglés y Español junto con baile, canto y manualidades ocasionales.     

The story times will consist of different themes every week including family, love, holidays, friendship, animals and food, which in turn will highlight our Spanish youth collection. A focus on pre-literacy and early literacy in both English and Spanish will be explored along with dancing, singing and occasional crafts.

10:30 a.m., Jueves, Septiembre 8 - Deciembre 1, Biblioteca Central (Tiempos de cuentos para Preescolares)

Publicity disclaimer

Attendance at Garland Library programs or public spaces constitutes consent to be photographed and video recorded for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Library, such as presentations, displays, newsletters, articles, library websites and other media. If you do not wish to be photographed or videotaped, please speak to the Library Staff member before the event.