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We Offer Library and TexShare Cards for Hutchins Residents. Must have Valid ID with Hutchins Address or Proof of Residency.

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Mission Statement: "Activities Don't Just Fill Days, They Fill Lives" Manager: Vivian Rawlings

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Library

Library Hours

MONDAY -FRIDAY 9:00 A.M.- 6:00 P.M.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Email: AtwellLibrary@cityofhutchins.org

 

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Library Services

  • Book and DVD checkout with an Atwell Public Library card or TexShare card.
  • Computers are available to the public with or without a library card.
  • Public Wi-Fi for laptops, phones, and tablets.
  • Faxes $1.00 local per page, $2.00 long distance per page.
  • Prints and copies are $ .10 per page.
  • We scan documents to PDF – sent to a personal email or USB, $.10 per page

Current Requirements: 

  • Sanitize your hands when entering.
  • Maintain 6ft distance from others.

Safety Precautions:

  • Computers are sanitized between patron sessions.
  • No public water fountain.

 

Library Calendar

Atwell Library Calendar JULY

Atwell Public Library’s July 2021 Calendar

Upcoming Library Activities

  • Atwell Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge

June 1- June 30, 2021

Kids– age 0-18, read or be read to for at least 15 minutes a day. Every 10 days, kids win a free prize of their choice, up to four times over the summer. Fill out one Reading log (20 Days) and receive a Grand Prize Raffle Ticket. See flyer below.

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Atwell Summer Reading Challenge Flyer in English y Español

Summer Reading Log – Children

Registro de Lectura de Verano- Niños

Genre Summer Challenge- Adults

Desafío de Verano de Género - Adultos

 

  • Tails & Tales

Friday, July 2, 2021 – 9:30 A.M.

Adjectives! Nouns! Verbs! Oh my! Join us for this word game, and help us fill in the blanks to create one ZANY story!

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  • Writing Journal

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 – While Supplies Last

Customize your blank journal with stickers, colored pencils, or markers here in the library! Bring back your journal for our “Beastly Letters” and “Comic Strips” activities or start your own journal entries!

Creative writing, personal journals, comics, or drawing…what will you do with your journal?

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  • Virtual Bingo

Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 – 2:00 P.M.

Sign up at the library and pick up your bingo card. Instructions will be given on how to phone in or download app for virtual bingo. Bingo, and win a prize!

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  • Comic Strips

Friday, June 9, 2021, 9:30 P.M.

Fans of graphic novels like Diary of Wimpy Kid, Ghosts, and Dogman will love making their own comic strips! We will discuss telling a story through comic panels, with or without dialogue, and get creative with our drawings!

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  • Beastly Letters

Monday, July 12, 2021, 9:30 A.M.

Any letter can be made into a mythical creature or beast! We turn your initials into a legendary creation and think of fun facts about this fabled friend! Creative writing and drawing for all ages. Bring your journal!

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  • Sidewalk Chalk

Friday, July 16, 2021, 9:30 A.M.

The sky is the limit with sidewalk chalk! Write a message, draw a cartoon, or a hopscotch game. Get kawaii with emojis on our pavement! Snacks will be provided.  All ages welcome.

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  • Pet Portraits

Monday, July 19, 2021, 4:00 P. M.

With paints and a mini canvas, we will paint a portrait of  your best pet friend! Don’t have a best pet friend? Get inspired by any animal of your choosing! Just bring some bright ideas, and the rest is easy!

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  • Bubbles

Friday, July 23, 2021, 9:30 A.M.

Tiny bubbles and GIANT bubbles…we have them all! Cut loose with some bubble fun right outside the library. Snacks will be provided.

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  • Wild Jeopardy

Friday, July 30, 2021, 4:00 P.M.

Answer: Wild Jeopardy. Question: What is the most fun animal trivia question game ever?

Join us at the Hutchins Community Center, 500 W. Hickman, right next to the library, for our last Summer Reading Club event! Test your knowledge on fun animal trivia and pictures to buzz in and win!  Ages 5+.

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TexShare Cards

The TexShare Card is a statewide library card that lets you borrow books and other physical materials from more than 500 libraries across the state.

All Atwell Public Library Patrons in good standing may sign up or renew their TexShare Cards. All books and materials must be returned to the original library of checkout. Please return all materials by the due date or pay late fees to stay current and in good standing with your TexShare card.

 

TexShare Databases

TexShare Databases allow you to access over 27,000 journals, over 171,000 eBooks, and over 15 million images, videos, and interactive resources. These are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and their patron. Start with TexShare for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.

Below is a link to the TexShare Databases or www.texshare.net. The library is listed as “Hutchins-Atwell Public Library”. If you are a current library card holder, please call for the database password. All current library patrons are allowed access to databases.

Our Mission Statement:

The Atwell Public Library acquires, makes available, and encourages the use of materials in all media which:

  • Help people know more about themselves and their world.
  • Meet the informational needs of the entire community.
  • Give access to a variety of opinions on matters of current interest and encourage freedom of expression.
  • Support educational, civic and cultural activities within the community.
  • Aid in learning and improving job-related skills.
  • Assist the individual to grow intellectually, spiritually, and to enjoy life more fully.

 

Online Catalog:

Browse our online catalog for books and DVD's:

  • Help Click the link below that says “ONLINE CATALOG”
  • If prompted, enter library name “ATWELL”
  • No password required

Seniors

 

Manager: Wanda Randle
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

If you or any members of your household are newly retired, work part-time, or are seeking new friends, the Hutchins Senior Center is the place for you! The Senior Center facility offers an opportunity for adults 60 years of age and older to develop an extended family through a wide range of health and educational programs, human services, recreational/social activities, and special events throughout the year. 

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis

CONGREGATE MEAL PROGRAM

DALLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY

The Congregate Meal Program, also known as the Senior Meal Program, is a daily lunch program that ensures a free and nutritious meal for seniors ages 60 and older. The program is sponsored in part by the City of Hutchins and Dallas Area Agency on Aging. Lunch is served Monday - Friday beginning at 11:30 am while food supply lasts or until all eligible participants have received a qualified meal. Lunch is served in the Hutchins Senior Center, and usually concludes by 12:00 noon, 48-hour RSVP (reservation) is strongly encouraged.   

To join the program, the applicant must complete an intake form, nutritional education, and nutritional assessment before participation. Participants must also participate in an annual nutrition education session/presentation to remain in the program. There is no cost for this nutrition education session/presentation.  To inquire about the program or set an appointment to register, please call 972-225-0439

 Senior Services:

 AARP  866-554-5377
 Aging Information Hotline  211
 Better Business Bureau  214-220-2000
 City of Hutchins  972-225-6121
 Dallas Agency on Aging  214-871-5065
 Dart Para Transit  214-515-7272
 Food Stamps  800-500-4266
 Legal Aid  888-529-5277
 Meals on Wheels  214-689-2639
 Medicare  800-633-4227
 Mental Health Hotline  866-615-8700
 Nursing Home Ombud  214-823-5700
 Office of Senior Affairs  214-670-5227
 Parkland Hospital  214-266-0700
 Social Security Admin  800-772-1213
 Veterans Service Officer  214-819-1886
 Widowed Persons Service  214-358-4155
 
 

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