Reading Programs and Initiatives
Our library is dedicated to fostering a love for reading and lifelong learning among readers of all ages. From engaging story time sessions for young children to captivating book clubs for teens and adults, we offer a diverse range of programs designed to inspire, educate, and connect our community through the joy of reading.
The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. We are enthusiastic about helping prepare your child(ren) for formal schooling. One of the best ways to build vocabulary, memory and listening skills, concentration, build imagination, and more is through reading aloud. To participate in this program that rewards your child for hearing 250, 500, 750, and 1000 titles before kindergarten you may register at cleburnereads.readsquared.com, or request information at the front desk.
Read It Again Kits
These special-themed kits are kept at the circulation desk. Check the online catalog for availability. Go to cleburne.net/library/catalog and search for KIT or the name of the kit. Log in with a library card number to hold a kit; the PIN is the last 4 digits. The patron will need to verify the contents of each kit and sign to confirm before checking out.
There are themes about princesses, dinosaurs, farm animals, Dr. Seuss, animals and more! View the full list of offerings in the below table.
Our STEM kits are designed to ignite curiosity, inspire critical thinking, and empower learners in grades K-8 to explore the exciting worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Each kit is packed with hands-on activities, experiments and interactive materials that make learning STEM concepts a thrilling adventure.
Whether you're a budding scientist, a future engineer or simply a curious mind, our library's STEM kits offer an immersive and engaging learning experience that will spark your passion for STEM fields. Get ready to unleash your potential, unravel mysteries, and embark on a journey of endless possibilities. View the full list of offerings in the below table.
|BEST FOR AGES 2 - GRADE 2
BEST FOR GRADES K-3
BEST FOR GRADES 4-8
These kits were made possible through a Library Cooperation Grant from
the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
When returning, allow plenty of time for a staff member to check, count and verify items in the kit. Please be patient as it will take time for this process.
- LIMIT one kit per household at a time.
- The patron is financially responsible for all items in the borrowed kit.
- The replacement value of each kit is $200.
- The patron is responsible for the return of the kit in a timely manner.
- The patron may choose to pay a proportionate fine or replace any item that is lost or damaged while on loan.
- Kits are 14 day loan items with no renewals.
- Overdue fines for kits are $1.00 per day, no grace period.
Pay It Forward Book Club Kits
Start your own book club with the "Pay It Forward" Young Readers edition by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Twelve-year-old Trevor McKinney accepts his teacher's challenge to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world. Trevor's idea is simple: Do a good deed for three people and, instead of asking them to return the favor, ask them to "pay it forward" to three others who need help. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading across the world and ends up changing his small California community forever.
- Book Club: Book Club meets at the library every second Thursday at 3 pm. Selections vary and include both fiction and non-fiction. Come join the discussion. For more information please call 817-645-0934.
Our summer 2023 season has ended, but check back in May 2024 to see the new summer programs available.
Summer of Stories
Embark on a literary adventure this summer with the free Summer Reading Program at the Cleburne Public Library.
Registration for the Summer of Stories, the library's 2023 summer reading program, begins June 1 at the library or online at cleburnereads.readsquared.com.
You'll be able to Immerse yourself in a world of books, imagination and endless possibilities. Whether you're a child, teen or adult, our program offers something for everyone.
Free Summer Programs
Discover a world of free summer programs and exciting offerings at the Cleburne Public Library. Dive into a captivating journey filled with adventure, knowledge and creativity. Immerse yourself in the magic of storytelling through our interactive reading sessions, unleash your imagination with our hands-on craft workshops, and join us for thrilling movie nights.
All of these incredible opportunities are absolutely free, making it the perfect way to spend your summer days. Come and explore the endless possibilities at the Cleburne Public Library! View the full summer schedule here.
E-Books for e-Kids
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sounds, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book (and some classics) which you can read, or have read to you.
The language drop-down menu allows you to view the site in French and Spanish, instead of English.