Community Engagement and Outreach

Community Engagement and Outreach

The Irving Public Library Community Engagement Team is committed to serving our city's diverse population, and we believe that each citizen has the right to lifelong learning and enrichment. By venturing beyond library walls, we help citizens connect with library services and resources. We build strong community bonds by collaborating with schools, organizations, and local nonprofits.

The team is comprised of librarians and library staff members who attend a wide range of community events and develop connections with other organizations and city departments to bring the wonderful world of the library out into the community. 

Libraries aren't just about books these days! Many cardholders use library resources and services remotely on a regular basis or when they don't have time to stop by one of the three library locations: South, Valley Ranch or West

The goal of the Community Engagement team is to meet Irving neighbors where they are and provide services like card sign ups/renewals (just be sure to have an acceptable form of ID on hand), share with residents how to get the most out of the online services free to them with their card, and give information on upcoming events and opportunities for kids, teens, adults and the whole family. 

Find the team at community fairs, holiday celebrations, city events, local businesses, the park…just about anywhere! If the team is out somewhere, be sure to stop by and say hello. They'd love to meet all their neighbors!  

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Outreach Initiatives:

Specialty Cards

The Teacher Card

Irving ISD school teachers and staff can register for a free Irving Library, even if they don't live in Irving.

Visit the Teacher Card page to learn more! 

The College Card

Students of colleges, universities, trade schools and other higher education institutions in Irving who are 18 years of age or older can obtain a free Irving Public Library college card. 

Visit the College Card Page to learn more! 

Community Resources and Asset Map

The Community Engagement/Outreach team has cultivated and continuously updates a list of agencies that operate in Irving and Dallas County. These agencies provide services for those who may need assistance with finances, clothing, housing, and a variety of other needs. 

This list is available for print, or can be browsed in map form by category of assistance. 

Please visit the Irving Community Resources page for more information. 

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The Teacher Card

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The Irving Public Library Community Engagement team loves to connect with the community whenever possible! Whether it’s visits to local schools, attending community fairs, or being present at city events, the team is happy to share all the library has to offer. 

To request the library’s Community Engagement team to attend an event or visit a school for library card sign-ups or to introduce people to the library’s many resources, please fill out the online form below. 

Please provide at least two weeks notice to better assist with scheduling. 

Community Engagement and Outreach Team Request Form

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