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Beyond the Stacks Print edition

Discover great programs and new services at the Irving Public Library quarterly with Beyond the Stacks. Pick up a new issue at the library or click on the following link for a downloadable version of the March-May 2023 edition.

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Click here to see the schedule events for Irving's 2023 NEA Big Read, celebrating Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu. There are events for all ages at all locations taking place between April 10 and May 13. 

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In the News

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    Library's Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff Events

    The Summer Reading Challenge "Only Mysteries in the Library" kicks off with live performances at all library branches, starting May 27. Read on...
  2. The wall at the Irving Veterans Memorial, with the names inscribed of residents in service to their

    City Holiday May 29; Libraries Closed

    In observance of Memorial Day, all Irving Public Libraries, as well as most other city facilities, will be closed Monday, May 29. Regular business hours resume Tuesday, May 30. Read on...
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    Sowing for the Future: Borrow, Grow, Give Back

    Irving’s Seed Library is dependent on donations, but it’s a different kind of “green” to pay forward. So, dig in and start planting for Irving’s future. Read on...
  4. Chromebook Locker 600x400

    Chromebooks Are On the Way!

    Coming soon: Chromebooks for in-house use at Valley Ranch Library. Read on...
  5. MiY Zone logo with icons for DSLR Camera, Cam Link, Yeti mic, webcam

    MiY to Go

    South Irving Library's MiY Zone makerspace has just made some of its most popular digital creation tools available for use at home! Read on...
  6. 2023 Fully Booked Newflash-03

    Fully Booked: 2023 Adult Reading Challenge

    Get ready - 2023 is Fully Booked! Read on...
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The South Irving and West Irving libraries now offer the ability to check out tablet devices.* These are self-service stations which do not take appointments in advance. *Tablets must be used inside the library only, and should not be left unattended. As soon as the user is done using the tablet, he or she must immediately return the item back to the kiosk.

Tablets have been outfitted to offer many of the same services as the library’s public computers. Users will find apps for e-books, movie and music services, social media, video conferencing and word processing/office products. Users can send documents to the library’s wireless printing service.

Tablets will only work inside the library. Please do not leave a checked out tablet unattended. All personal information on the device will be cleared upon the tablet’s return to the docking station.

The library also expects to use the tablets as virtual hubs for attending future workforce trainings and webinars for new parents. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (Grant #LS-246561-OLS-20) (2021).

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