• Mayor’s Book Club

    The Library Foundation, along with the Austin Public Library and the Mayor’s Office, is excited to announce the Mayor’s Book Club Read Local campaign, featuring a list of over thirty books written by Austin authors this year. The expansion of the Mayor's Book Club to include all books published by Austin

  • 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