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Hillsboro City Library News
Summer is drawing to a close, but there are still a ton of activities to do at your Hillsboro City Library in August. 

Wrap up Summer Reading with an Art Day at Historic City Hall, check out a video game, grab a hotspot, read and stroll through the StoryWalk at Hillsboro City Park, pop in on a Tuesday morning to hear a storytime and so much more!

Can't make it to the library in person? Grab a book or audiobook on CloudLibrary

To check out all the library has to offer, visit us in person at 118 South Waco Street or online at hillsborotxlibrary.org!
Library Launches Telehealth Program

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) recently awarded $25,000 in funding to the Hillsboro City Library under its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grants Program. With these funds, the Hillsboro City Library will provide community members with access to equipment for telehealth services beginning August 1, 2022. Patrons will have access to private rooms in the library where they can have virtual appointments with their doctor, mental health provider, or other medical professionals.

The Virtual Health Rooms are equipped with desktop computers, webcams, lighting, blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters, thermometers, scales, and air purifiers. The Telehealth Grant program also enabled the library to purchase a number of digital and physical reading materials on an array of consumer and mental health topics, for all ages, which can be viewed online at hillsborotxlibrary.org/telehealth.
 
This project is just one of 40 made possible this year by approximately $1.8 million in new grant funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). TSLAC ARPA grants make it possible for libraries to expand their services and resources and help provide equitable access to information and technology through specific grant programs. The Texas Telehealth Grant Program, which the Hillsboro City Library was awarded, provides libraries with the equipment and resources needed to facilitate a telehealth project at their facilities.
 
For more information on the Telehealth Program, and other ongoing programs at the Hillsboro City Library, contact library staff at (254) 582-7385 or visit the library in person at 118 South Waco Street. The Hillsboro City Library can be found online at hillsborotxlibrary.org.

Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program!

This is the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Club. We will be exploring sea creatures and all things oceans this summer!​

The Hillsboro City Library encourages you to read for 20 minutes everyday this summer. Read aloud to your younger siblings or to your parents. Read in your favorite quite spot. Reread your favorite book again. It does not matter how or where you read as long as your are having fun while you do it! So grab a book, get comfortable, and read so you can log 10 hours of reading this summer and earn some awesome prizes!​

We have an amazing line up of Summer Reading performers on the calendar for you to enjoy! We will be hosting storytellers, magicians, a ventriloquist and an interactive drum circle! Watch a live aquarium animal cam or get out in nature! No matter what program you choose to do though, be sure to stop by Hillsboro City Park and check out our StoryWalk!​

The Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Club runs from Thursday, June 9, 2022 to Friday, August 5, 2022! You won't want to miss out on the opportunity to participate in our events. To find out when a particular event is happening, be sure to check the events calendar on the library's website or follow us on social media.​

To complete the 2022 Oceans of Possibilities:

- Log 10 hours of reading in Beanstack.

- Complete all of the virtual activity badges in Beanstack!

- Have Fun!

Tips to read 10 hours over the summer:

-If you read just 20 minutes everyday, you will finish in 30 days. If you read 10 minutes everyday you will finish in 60 days, or just in time for school to start again!

-Audiobooks count too! Download an audiobook from CloudLibrary and turn every car ride into a storytime.

-Visit the Hillsboro City Library and checkout books!

Finished logging ten hours of reading? Stop by the library to have your photo snapped in our photo booth and have a sweet treat to celebrate!


Events

  • August 4 - Art Day

    All events are located in Historic City Hall at 127 East Franklin Street

Help Us Plan Next Summer!

“Let’s Play! Together” is a five-week program for toddlers and their parents/caregivers. This fun, informal, play-based program provides a rich environment of toys, books and art activities. Families have the opportunity to spend time together, make new friends, and talk one-on-one with a different community resource professional each week. Professionals will be in the areas of early literacy, language development, child development, nutrition and movement.​

Space is limited to 10 children and their parents/caregivers. Children must be between the ages 1 - 3 years old. The programs will last approximately 75 minutes and

Registration is required.

Register For Family Place Here
August StoryWalk

The StoryWalk book for the month of August is "What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?" by Steve Jenkins. 

To read this story, stop by Hillsboro City Park and look for the big red StoryWalk Sign. 

The StoryWalk at Hillsboro City Park is made possible by the Friends of Hillsboro City Library. 

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. It is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Digital Library

CloudLibrary

Use cloudLibrary to browse digital shelves created by the Hillsboro Library or by filtering by genres that interest you. Gain access to thousands of e-books, and audiobooks from libraries around the state, including ours.​

Download the app for for iOS or Android devices.

CloudLibrary NewsStand

cloudLibrary NewsStand  has over 7,000 magazine titles in more than 60 languages. NewsStand is the perfect way to gain access to your favorite magazines. All magazines and newspapers are available immediately for unlimited, simultaneous use.​

Download the app for for iOS or Android devices.

SimplyE


The SimplyE app is available for mobile devices running iOS and Android

SimplyE is provided to patrons of the Hillsboro City Library through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission.
 

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