Converse Public Library
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
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.
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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 DrivingTest.org are available! Go to our Online Catalog click on the links and start exploring today!
More New Electronic Resources
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.
Adult Lunch Bunch Book Clubmeets once a month on a Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. We will discuss the book picked from last month's meeting. If you haven't finished the novel come anyway, but beware of spoilers! You can help decide on the next novel. Make sure to bring your lunch!
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.
Our summer has come to a close! We had a lot of fun Building a Better World, Reading new books and doing reviews, playing Minecraft and more! Please stay tuned for next summer! New Gaming Club will start up in July!
Teen Book Clubmeets once a month on the third Tuesday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm from September to May. We will discuss the book that was selected by the teens the previous month and have a lot of fun doing it! Ages 11 to 18 only please! Parents feel free to drop off your middle/high schooler and pick up afterwards! Snacks will be provided.
***Look at our Calendar for special activities throughout the year, like May the 4th be with you, Star Wars Reads Day and Author Visits!
HistoryIn 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.
In June of 2015, the Converse City Council appointed a Citizens Committee of 21 members to study the needs of the City of Converse. Throughout the summer of 2015 they met and toured existing facilities, analyzed costs and presented a list of six capital needs to the City Council at their August 2015 meeting, one of which was an expansion of the library. The following November, Converse voters approved $800,000 for the library expansion project.
The contract firm of Sabinal Construction and the architectural firm of RVK was chosen as the builder and designer. The Converse Public Library had a Groundbreaking Ceremony Event on March 15, 2017. Construction began shortly thereafter on April 19, 2017. The expansion project was completed in February 2018 with the Grand Reopening Ceremony held on March 7, 2018.