Library Events & Programming

Featured events:

Library on the Go painted shipping containerLibrary on the Go!

Get to know the Garland Library, sign up for a card, borrow a book, play games or sit and relax! 

3-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Bradfield Rec Center

#StayCurious #PopUpLibrary #LibraryOnTheGo

English Conversation Class in yellow text on a teal backgroundEnglish Conversation Class

6:30 p.m., Tuesdays
South Garland Branch Library

Meeting once a week, these interactive conversation groups for English learners are geared toward improving every day skills in a casual setting. These classes will allow participants to improve their conversational skills in a friendly environment as well as build vocabulary and confidence.

For more information, please call 972-205-3931.


summer storytimesJoin us this summer for our storytime programs!

Storytime programs include stories, songs, and activities led by our talented children's librarians. The librarians will model reading for parents plus songs and fingerplays. Parents can connect with other families in the area.  

The Storytimes listed below are organized by age group. Take note of the time and location. Storytimes begin early June and end in late July.

Baby bounce & read

Babies, birth to 18 months, and their caregivers will learn, play, and grow together in this lap-sit storytime that introduces books, rhymes, tickles, and bounces designed to incorporate early literacy practices into their everyday lives.

  • 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays, June 6 - July 25, Central Library Express
  • 10 a.m., Wednesdays, June 7 - July 26, North Garland Branch Library
  • 10:15 a.m., Fridays, June 9 - July 28, South Garland Branch Library

Toddler time

Toddler Time is a storytime for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Toddler Time storytimes will be a mixture of age appropriate stories, songs, rhymes, flannelboard stories, crafts, and parachute play.

  • 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, June 6 - July 25 , Central Library Express
  • 10 a.m., Fridays, June 9 - July 28 , North Garland Branch Library
  • 11:15 a.m., Fridays, June 9 - July 28 , South Garland Branch Library


Preschool Discovery is designed for ages 3 to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. Enjoy books, songs, exploring colors, letters, numbers, and much more that will help develop your preschooler's early literacy skills.

  • 9:30 a.m., Thursdays, June 8 - July 27, Central Library Express
  • 10:15 a.m., Wednesdays, June 7 - July 26, South Garland Branch Library
  • 11 a.m., Fridays, June 9 - July 28, North Garland Branch Library

Family read & Play

The whole family will learn, play, and grow during this interactive storytime full of stories, creative movement, and songs that will strengthen listening, language, and literacy skills. We will use books, movement activities, songs, rhymes, manipulative, and extensions that promote the growth of the child's literacy, brain, and emotional development. We will also model ways caregivers can interact, engage, and be their child's first teacher.

  • 10:30 a.m., Saturdays, June 10 - July 29, Walnut Creek Branch Library

PLay & Learn

Join us at Garland Libraries for free-play time for families to enjoy. A variety of toys, STEAM toys, games, and stations will be available to explore! 

  • 10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, June 5 - August 28, Central Library Express
  • 11 a.m., Wednesdays, June 7 - July 26, North Garland Branch Library
  • 10 a.m., Saturdays, June 10 - July 29, South Garland Branch Library

Cuentos y Cantos (Spanish Storytime)

Este tiempo de cuentos en Español se dedica a preparar a su hijo para ingresar a la escuela. Acompáñenos para unos cuentos y cantos mientras aprendemos sobre temas escolares y lo más importante, las habilidades necesarias para leer.

This Spanish Storytime is dedicated to preparing your child for entering school. Join us for stories and songs as we learn school subjects and, most importantly, the skills needed to read.

  • 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, June 7 - July 26, Central Library Express 
  • 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, June 8 - July 27, Central Library Express

Publicity disclaimer

Attendance at Garland Library programs or public spaces constitutes consent to be photographed and video recorded for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Library, such as presentations, displays, newsletters, articles, library websites and other media. If you do not wish to be photographed or videotaped, please speak to the Library Staff member before the event.