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Centennial Master Plan nears adoption.

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Caller ID spoofing alert

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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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Upcoming Oncor Tree Trimming work.

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May 2022 UPdate.

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Report coyote sighting to the City.

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Tuesday, May 31 at 10:45 a.m. - All Ages Story Time @ UPPL.

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Wednesday, June 1 at 3 p.m. - Surf's UP with Reading: Mad Science.

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Thursday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m. - Music and Movement @ the Library.

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Thursday, June 2 at 3:30 p.m. - STEAM Station @ the Library.

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Saturday, June 4 at noon - Children's Fishing Derby in Caruth Park.

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Thursday, June 16 at 3:30 p.m. - STEAM Station @ the Library.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - City Council Meeting

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The University Park Public Library provides a wide variety of services for the community from infant 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.
 

Location

8383 Preston Center Plaza
Suite 200
University Park, TX  75225
Phone 214-363-9095


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Library Browsing:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday      10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday                         10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Curbside Pickup:
Tuesday through Thursday              10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday                         10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Curbside Pickup is available to all library card holders.  Just place your items on hold as you normally would by either using our online catalog, calling the library at 214-363-9095, or using the library’s app UPTXLIB.
 
Calendar of Library Events 


Serving patrons of all ages, the library offers a year-round slate of programs. Click on the icon to view.


2022 Summer Reading Programs 
This summer, University Park Public Library is making sure that residents of all ages will have fun reading! Visit the City’s website or visit the library to enroll in any of the programs detailed below. You can register for the youth summer program beginning on May 28, and the teen and adult programs on June 1.
 

Surf's UP with Reading

University Park Public Library’s youth summer program begins on Saturday, May 28 with a Kickoff Party from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Families are invited to register for summer reading at the library and enjoy balloon animals and crafts.

This year’s UP with Reading theme is “Surf's UP,” and each registered child will be given a fish token to hang in the library along with a sign-up prize and yard sign. The program runs until July 31. Prizes will be awarded for reading 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 books or hours and include: 
  • 10 – Sticky shark and bookmark
  • 20 – Certificate and cup
  • 30 – Squirt toy and SusieCakes cupcake coupon
  • 40 – Book donated to charity and stackable shark pencil
  • 50 – Beach ball and entry in grand prize drawing 

The Highland Park ISD school whose students read the most hours will be awarded the Readers Cup trophy. The winner in 2021 was McCulloch Intermediate School.  

Opportunity to donate books to a non-profit

Each summer, University Park Public Library partners with Highland Park Public Library in donating books to a local organization. After reading 40 hours, a child can select a book to be donated in their honor. This year the partnering organization is Camp Sweeney.

 

Teen Summer Reading Club 

In partnership with Highland Park Library, this program begins on June 1 and ends on July 31. It’s open to students ages 13 and up. At sign up, teens can select a book to keep. Each week, teens who log reading hours will be entered in to a drawing to win a $10 gift card from a local business. At the end of the program, participants who read 50 or more hours will be eligible for the teen grand prize drawing. 

Teen events

Teens can participate in a variety of programs this summer, ranging from art and design classes to cookie decorating and writing workshops. Dates for these programs are listed below. Registration information can be found in the library’s June and July newsletters or on the library’s web site. 

June 11 - Button Making
June 14 - Become a Self-Published Author
June 30 - Portfolio Workshop
July 12 - Cookie Decorating Workshop
July 15 - Digital Painting Workshop
July 22 - Sticker and Logo Design Workshop

 

 
Grown UP Summer Reading 

Grown UP Summer Reading makes it possible for adults to join in the fun. At sign up, participants will receive a yard sign. Readers may post what books they’re reading online so that others can get a lead on their next read. The program runs from June 1 to July 31.  

Family Programs

The summer is packed with family events on Wednesdays that will entertain and inspire all age groups from kids to grandparents! All programs take place at the library at 3 p.m. Specific program dates and performers will be listed on the City's website soon!

Toddler and Preschool Programs

For the first time, UP Library is offering music and art programs for toddlers and preschoolers. More information about these programs can be found in the library’s June and July newsletters or on the library’s page on the City website. 

June 2 - Music and Movement
June 9 - Little Artists
June 30 - Parachute Playdate
July 14 - Music and Movement
July 28 - Little Artists

Elementary STEM Kits

UP Library is excited to offer take-home STEM kits for elementary students this summer. Kits will be available in June and July while supplies last.

June: Learn Morse Code with a Buzzer and Key
July: Learn Robotics with BristleBots

 
Brown Books

Neighborhood history is easy to access using UP Public Library’s Brown Books! These records contain thousands of subdivision records of individual construction permits for UP homes across several decades. Over 98 percent of all documents include a photograph of the original structure. To see if your address is in this compilation of records, click here. Once you are in the Brown Books site, type in the house numbers and street name in the search bar.

If you would like an 11x17 print of the image, email University Park Public Library at info@uptexas.org. Please include your name and the address that you’re interested in viewing. There is a charge of $1.50 per page to print from the Brown Books. Stop by the library's front desk to submit payment and then you will receive your images!


Hoopla - Our newest digital resource

Instantly borrow free digital movies, music albums, magazines, eBooks, comic books, eAudiobooks and more, 24/7, with your library card - up to six items per month! Choose from thousands of Hollywood blockbusters, best-selling authors and music artists, and from an extensive catalog of educational materials, children's titles, films, and craft instructions. All are free with your resident library account. Simply download the app or visit hoopladigital.com to get started.


Hand-picked Reads

Are you looking for suggestions on what to read next? UP Library's "Hand-Picked Reads" makes that search easy for book lovers of all ages.  Simply fill out the electronic form below.  Within two business days our Librarians Zoe Williams (children and teens) or Sharon Perry (adults) will send an email back to you with a list of up to five books that match your interests and favorite titles.  Our email will include links so you can go right to our catalog and read a description of all the books on the list.
 

   
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