The library’s circulating materials weren’t meant to stay on a shelf. Why should library staff be confined to our buildings, when there are so many people to meet and partnerships to form to engage with the community! One of the many goals of the library’s Outreach Team is to make contact and foster relations with people who don’t visit the library or visit infrequently. Many cardholders use library resources remotely – at home, work or through mobile devices. So raising awareness about new and unique services where people live, do business and play is extremely important to create a high quality of life for Irving residents. Those who encounter the library’s Outreach Team know them to be friendly, fun and knowledgeable. Almost anywhere they show up, library card sign-up services are available. Just bring an acceptable form of identification.
Find the team at school assemblies, community fairs, local businesses, the park…just about anywhere! Team members spearhead some of the library’s biggest community events, such as Irving Reads, Library Card Sign-Up Month and Summer Reading Challenge. Business owners interested in partnering with Library Outreach on events should call (972) 721-4612.
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Where Will the Outreach Team Be Next?
(Closed event) Clifton Parent Orientation/Community Agency Fair
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Clifton Early Childhood Center, 3950 Pleasant Run Rd
An orientation for parents of Clifton Early Childhood Center students only. The library will be on hand to talk about resources and sign up families for library cards.
Irving Trivia Night at Boston's Pizza
6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 5, Boston's Pizza, 1100 Market Place Blvd.
Compete with your friends to see who will win prizes on Irving Trivia Night! Test your knowledge of sports, movies, music, books and more. Hourly games; no registration required. Hosted by Boston's Pizza in partnership with the Irving Public Library.
(Closed event) City of Irving Employee Safety and Health Fair
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 6, Lively Youth Center, 909 N. O'Connor Road
City of Irving Employees will benefit from health screenings and services. Sign up for a free library card and learn how library resources can assist with work projects and provide at-home entertainment.
Irving Farmer's Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7, Irving Mall (Outside of Sears), 3880 Irving Mall
Meet a variety of local fresh produce vendors, sign up for an Irving library card and learn about library resources.
Irving Non-Profit Volunteer Opportunity Fair
6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 10, Irving Arts Center, 3333 North MacArthur Boulevard
Irving Arts Center will host a volunteer fair on September 10 from 6-8 p.m. More than 30 local organizations and agencies will be present to showcase opportunities to get involved. Come hungry because there will be food trucks (Jack's Chowhound and Tiki's Shaved Ice and Ice Cream) with food available for purchase plus Kluster Kandy, who will have a table of goodies too!
Pop-Up in the Plaza
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Main Street Plaza, 127 S. Main Street
Enjoy the open air, paved plaza showcasing art exhibits in the heart of Irving’s downtown Heritage District and learn more about library programs and services. Take a free book from our Pop-Up Library!
(Closed event) T.J. Lee Elementary Block Party & Community Resources Fair
5 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19, T.J. Lee Elementary, 1600 Carlisle Street
Parents of T.J. Lee Elementary Students and their families will enjoy this event to explore community resources available to them. The library will be on-hand to provide card sign-ups and discuss library services.
Main Street Celebration
noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 21, Irving Heritage District, 217 S. Main Street
Visit the library's booth during this annual street festival in the heart of the Irving Heritage District celebrates the hometown feel of Irving with attractions for all ages. Each year thousands of people attend this family affair, which offers live music, the Manifolds on Main Street Car Show, free rides and activities for children, food and shopping. Admission is free.
3B Program Launch at Fade Zone Barber & Salon
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28, 3704 Cheyenne St.
Families are invited to the launch of our Read While You Wait program at Fade Zone Barber & Salon. Enjoy puppet shows and story times. Sign up the family for new library cards and select a free book to take home.