UP Public Library
The University Park Public Library provides a wide variety of services for the community from toddler to senior citizen. Library staff is committed to customer service and to meeting the educational and leisure-time needs of our patrons. We welcome the opportunity to assist those who visit with their search for materials and we look forward to working with patrons to satisfy questions and research needs.
Tues. Wed. Thur. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m
Fri. Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sun. and Mon.
8383 Preston Center Plaza
University Park, TX 75225
3800 University Blvd.
University Park, TX 75205
Registration for the 2018 Summer Reading Program has begun. You can register at the library or online any time before July 25.
Summer Reading Sign-up
Our goal is to have all children who sign-up maintain their reading level by reading at least 10 hours* during summer break. Each family that participates in the program will receive a yard sign to proudly announce their involvement. The yard sign must be returned by Labor Day.
Prizes will be awarded to those who reach 10, 20, 30, and 40 hours of reading (while supplies last). Each child who reads at least 50 hours will be entered into a raffle for a special prize at the end of the program!
The student body with the highest average of hours read will be awarded the Readers Cup Trophy! Last year's winner was University Park Elementary.
The last day to log hours is July 26, and the last day to pick up prizes is August 25.
*Kids enrolled in pre-k will advance levels for the number of books they read instead of how many hours.
UP With Reading! participants will be able to take part in fun activities throughout June and July. All events, featuring special guests, will take place at the library on Wednesdays. The start time is 3 p.m. except for the June 27 program that starts at 2 p.m.
Here’s the lineup:
- June 6 - Robert Duke – trick roper
- June 13 - Mad Science – Big Top science show
- June 20 - Esther Malone – Stories that move you!
- June 27 - Dallas Children’s Theater – “How I Became A Pirate”
- July 11 - Highland Park Black Belt Academy – interactive demonstration
- July 18 - James Wand – magic show
- July 25 - Critterman – squirm factor
Grown UP Summer Reading starts June 1
Now adults can have just about as much fun reading in the summer as kids do. For the first time, UP Public Library is offering a Grown UP Summer Reading program. Just like our younger readers, all adult participants will receive a yard sign when they enroll. To participate, once you’ve finished a book or completed a challenge, go online here. Those who do will be eligible for prizes. The program runs from June 1 to July 31.
Grown Up Summer Reading is sponsored by the Minnette Murray Group with Compass.
Connect with Us!
Library staff welcomes the opportunity to assist patrons with locating children’s materials including books, videos and CDs. The library also provides age-appropriate Story Times to foster a love of reading and learning.
Library staff welcomes the opportunity to assist adult patrons with their search for information using a variety of resources inside the library and beyond. During business hours a library staff member will work with you to identify and access materials to satisfy your research needs.
This is your first stop for information about library card registration, book and materials requests and checkout services.
Serving patrons of all ages, the library offers a year-round slate of programs. For the young there are weekly Story Times and the popular Up with Reading summer program. For families there are seasonal arts and crafts events. The library also hosts numerous book discussion programs featuring some of the newest and most talked about titles. Many of these events are presented by the Friends of the Library