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Kids Winter Reading Challenge
12/17/18 - 3/16/19

Pick up a log at the Children's Desk beginning Monday 12/17/18.
Choose a path, read books, complete the challenge and collect your prize!
(One prize per day per child while supplies last.)

The last day to turn them in is Saturday 3/16/19.


Very Hungry CaterpillarSpring Break Scavenger Hunt
Monday 3/11/19 - Saturday 3/16/19
Find the images hidden in the children's area and get a prize! 

This is a self-directed activity. One prize per day per child while supplies last.


Ralph Breaks the InternetSpring Break Family Movie Day
Ralph Breaks the Internet (Rated PG)
Monday 3/11/19 
2:00-4:00pm

In the Multi-Purpose Room. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Children ages nine (9) and younger must be accompanied by an adult.


Kids Spring Break Program:
Critterman II
Critterman

Tuesday 3/12/19
10:00am and 11:00am

Meet animals from around the world that make you squirm!


Wristbands are required and free. They will be handed out beginning at 9:00am on the day of the program. 
Space is limited due to fire code.

This program is geared towards elementary school aged kids, but all ages welcome.
Children 9 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.


Tween Bees II

Tween Spring Break 2019
Wednesday 3/13/19 from 2:00-3:00pm
For 4th-6th graders only

Discover what makes bees extra special and plant a seed in a water bottle container you decorate yourself. Weather permitting, we will be planting in the library garden, so be sure to dress appropriately.

Online registration required through Eventbrite and goes live Wednesday 2/27/19 at 10:00am.


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SPL Play & Learn Workshops
For Families with children aged 0-5 

Children Learn by Playing! 

Family Place Libraries build foundations for early learning. This five-week program for kids ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers is a fun, informal, play-based program that provides a rich environment of toys, books and art activities. Families have the opportunity to spend time together, make new friends and talk one-on-one with a different community resource professional each week. 

Mondays: 

  • 3/18/19: Early Literacy and General Parenting
  • 3/25/19: Speech, Hearing & Language Development
  • 4/1/19: Child Development
  • 4/8/19: Nutrition
  • 4/15/19: Music & Movement 

In the Storytime Room from 5:45-7:00pm 

Each workshop builds on the last, so attendance at all five workshops is strongly encouraged. 

Online registration required through Eventbrite and goes live Monday 2/18/19 at 10:00am. 

This program is made possible by a Family Place Grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.


LAMB GreenL.A.M.B. (Look at My Book) Program
Monday 2/4/19 - Saturday 5/4/19
All children grades 6 and younger are welcome to participate.

The L.A.M.B. program was started in 2014 to encourage creativity, imagination and writing skills.
Participants write a book that is then displayed and added to the library collection for in-house check-out.
Complete rules for participation may be found here.

Participants may register to attend one of the Young Author's Receptions on Saturday 5/11/19. 
Young authors may invite up to 4 guests to attend the reception where they will be recognized for their work and sign autographs.

Registration links will go live here through Eventbrite on Thursday 4/25/19. 


Kelsey and Tillie Combo

  Wagging Tales
   You Read. We Listen.

   Practice your read-aloud skills by reading to Tillie and Kelsey,
   our therapy dogs.

  Saturdays from 11:00-11:45 am

This is not a storytime and participants are typically in kindergarten through second grade.
 
Tickets are required, free and limited.
They will be available at 10:00 am at the Children's Desk on the day of the program.





LEGO Family Build Days: 3:30-4:45pm In the Storytime Room.

Lego Face II
January 30         
February 27    
March 27     
April 24

Come show off your creative skills with the library's LEGO and DUPLO.
All ages welcome. Children ages nine (9) and younger must be accompanied by an adult.


Check out this video that gives a general overview of the library, our collections and our staff for kids:




  Hot Air Balloon

   Are you looking for information about book and learning clubs for kids?
   Check out our Kids' Clubs page for details on all the programs the library offers. 



Child Policy:
Children ages 9 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for their children's behavior while in the library.

contact information

Wylie Municipal Complex 
300 Country Club Rd., Building 100 Wylie, TX 75098
Main #: 972-516-6000 
Monday – Friday; 8 am – 5 pm

Building Inspection2nd floor 
972-516-6420, permits@wylietexas.gov

City Manager, 1st floor 
972-516-6010, citymgr@wylietexas.gov

City Secretary1st floor 
972-516-6020, citysec@wylietexas.gov

Code Enforcement, 2nd floor 
972-516-6440, code@wylietexas.gov 

Communication/Marketing, 1st floor
972-516-6016, publicinfo@wylietexas.gov

Engineering, 2nd floor 
972-516-6400, cityeng@wylietexas.gov

Finance, 1st floor 
972-516-6120, finance@wylietexas.gov

Human Resources, 3rd floor 
972-516-6040, jobs@wylietexas.gov

Planning and Zoning, 2nd floor 
972-516-6320, planning@wylietexas.gov

Parks Administration, 3rd floor 
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov

Purchasing, 1st floor 
972-516-6040, purchasing@wylietexas.gov

Utility Billing
, 1st floor 
972-516-6100, utility@wylietexas.gov

Recreation Center
300 Country Club Rd., Building 200
972-516-6360, recreation@wylietexas.gov

Monday – Friday, 5:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Noon – 8:00 pm

Rita and Truett Smith Public Library
300 Country Club Rd., Building 300
972-516-6250, libinfo@wylietexas.gov

Monday - Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Closed

Public Safety Complex
2000 N. Hwy. 78
972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Municipal Court
972-442-8101, court@wylietexas.gov

Police Administration
972-442-8170, police@wylietexas.gov

Public Safety Communications
972-442-8171, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Administration
972-442-8110, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Stations
Station #1,
1400 S. Ballard Ave., 972-429-8071
Station #2, 555 Country Club Rd., 972-429-8072
Station #3, 210 W.A. Allen Blvd., 972-442-8073
Public Works  (Streets, Water and Wastewater)
949 Hensley Ln., Building 300
972-442-7588
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm


Parks Maintenance
949 Hensley Ln., Building 200
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm

Animal Services
949 Hensley Ln., Building 100
972-442-5268, animalcontrol@wylietexas.gov
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm

Senior Recreation Center
800 Thomas St.
972-516-6349, recreation@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm; Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm

Economic Development Corporation
250 S. Hwy. 78
972-442-3367, info@wylieedc.com
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Athletic Field Condition Hotline
972-516-6350

Community Waste Disposal (Bulk Pickup/Trash) 
972-392-9300

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