Converse Public Library

we are open!  Please pardon the dust, we are expanding our library to better serve the community!  Check out our progress!          
                                LIBRARY RENOVATIONS

Mission Statement
The Mission of the Converse Public Library is to enhance purposeful learning, creative discovery, and to serve our community with the expansion of knowledge, technology, and responsive library services.

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  • Internet use, document printouts, and fax services
  • Job searches, resume creation, and digital scans
  • Free Wi-Fi access for your laptops and mobile devices
  • Research and databases for your school projects
  • Print tax forms and other important government documents
  • Email creation and Facebook

How do I get my library card?

To apply for a library card visit the library with a picture I.D. and proof of residency, such as a utility bill or insurance card, and fill out an application. Library cards are free to residents of Converse (78109). If you live outside of Converse City limits, you may purchase an annual membership for $20.

Books, Movies, and More . . .

The Converse Library currently holds approximately 22,800 material items (books, videos, audiobooks, etc.) available for checkout with a library card. Not including our e-books through OverDrive!

Mango Languages, NewsBank and are available! Go to our Online Catalog click on the links and start exploring today!

More New Electronic Resources

America’s News

Find information on topics related to business, health, education, government and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, videos, blogs and web-only content including the Northeast Herald, San Antonio Express-News, USA Today and more.

Northeast Herald (3/26/2009-Current)
Find local and state information including community issues and events, business, education, government and more.

San Antonio Express-News (10/4/1990-Current)
Find information on state and national issues and events including business, education, politics, sports and more.

Children/Family Activities


Crafternoon is an hour of free arts and crafts activities open to all ages and skill levels. It is usually held every second Saturday of the month in the Children’s Area from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.


The Converse Public Library holds a weekly story time on Wednesday from 10:30 am to 11:15 am for young children up to pre-kinder. It features stories, music, and a crafting session designed to activate whole-brain development. Throughout the year, the library also hosts special events. See our Calendar for details.

Summer Reading- BUILD a Better WOrld!

AGES 0-4: Wednesdays from June 7– August 9 Preschool Storytime 10:30 am

AGES 5-10: Wednesdays from June 7– August 9 School Age Activity 2:00 pm

AGES 11-18: Read and Rate a Book!  Check out a book get a scorecard.  Read the book, rate it, then give the scorecard back to be posted on our Facebook.  Three teens will be randomly drawn from the submissions for prizes!

ALL AGES: Tuesdays and Thursdays July 6 - August 3 Minecraft Madness Build a Better World Competition!  ALL AGES!  Winners will be announced at the End of Summer Reading Party on Thursday, August 10 at 2:00.  Three grand prizes for the best created world, snacks, games and more!

ALL AGES: End of Summer Reading Party Prizes will be drawn for Preschool, School Age and Teen!  Minecraft Competition will be judged.  All prizes will be award on Thursday, August 10 from 2:00-4:00!

Teen Activities

Gaming Club

meets once a month on a Saturday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. We will play board games, card games, role playing games- all types of games! Eat snacks and hang out with Ms. Betty. *We will not meet during the months of June, July, and August.  Please enter our Minecraft Competition! 

Teen Book Club

meets once a month on Saturday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. We discuss the book that was selected by the teens the previous month and have a lot of fun doing it! We have pizza so come hungry! Ages 11 to 18 only please! Parents feel free to drop off your middle/high schooler and pick up afterwards! *We will not meet during the months of June, July, and August.  Please do our Read and Rate It Summer Reading Program!

Adult Activities

Adult Lunch Bunch Book Club

meets once a month on a Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. We will discuss the book picked by members at the previous meeting. Adults need books too! Be an example and join in the fun! Make sure to bring your lunch!

Look at our Calendar for special activities throughout the year, like May the 4th be with you, Star Wars Reads Day and Author Visits!


In 1988, the City Council , the Lions Club, Converse Grange, and a host of other volunteers combined their efforts to make the library a reality. On September 1, 1991, the Converse Area Public Library opened its doors and was accredited by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in 1993. The library is now known as the Converse Public Library.

Converse Public Library Calendar