• New Fiction Confab 2018

    New Fiction Confab 2018 Saturday, May 5 We are thrilled to welcome several of the most notable fiction authors to publish new work in 2017 and 2018 to the Austin Public Library for day of readings, conversations, panel discussions, and craft talks. This event is FREE and open to the

  • Mayor’s Book Club

    The Mayor’s Book Club is an annual citywide reading campaign that provides a community experience through reading and discussion of shared books. The program’s goal is to deepen our collective appreciation of literature, to increase the visibility of the Austin Public Library, and to promote the Library’s value to the entire community.

  • Raise a Reader

    Raise a Reader emphasizes the invaluable assistance the public library can provide in promoting early literacy and good reading habits at a young age. Through St. David’s hospital and local birthing centers, Raise a Reader packets are distributed to new parents. The packets contain a board book, a library card

  • Connected Youth

    For a decade, the Austin Public Library has proudly offered an award-winning Teen Services program to the teens of Austin. In 2009 Connected Youth introduced laptops and creative new programs to the Austin Public Library system. Connected Youth is an expansion of the Wired for Youth Centers that the Michael and