Historic Carnegie Library of Ballinger

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Historic Carnegie Library of Ballinger

Public Web Site of the Carnegie Library of Ballinger

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Welcome to the Historic Carnegie in Ballinger, Tx

The Summer Program "Libraries ROCK" 2018 10:30 a.m. Wed, June 13- Bernadette Nason-storyteller,actress,author 2:00 p.m. Mon, June 18- Repco Wildlife Encounters 2:00 p.m. Mon, June 25- The Rockin' Balloon Show! Balloons, stories, puppets, magic & fun!! Audience participation included!! 10:30 a.m. Mon, July 2- Magik Theatre will present, "Goldilocks and The Three Bears," a live theater performance. 10:30 a.m. Tues, July 10- Drusilla Woods- Storyteller with puppets. 10:30 a.m. Mon, July16 - music, stories, crafts, & fun!! 10:30 a.m. Mon, July23- music, craft, & fun!! Last Day of Summer Reading Program

Carolyn Kraatz is the Head librarian.

Amber Self is the assistant librarian.

We have a new catalog, which you can access via the search box below.  We are going to show you how to use the catalog and renew books, too!

We are having a Faith County Summer Theater this Sat and Sun. August 20 at 6:30 for meal. The play is at 7. Sunday the 21st at 3:00 pm FOR the play and a snack!


eShelf & Research

Use library tools and resources to discover new books and materials or do research online.
  • eShelf & Research - Total Boox

    Thank you to the Tocker Foundation for our grant to provide Total Boox to YOU our library patrons. You now have free unlimited, instant access to over 70,000 ebooks from top publishers, such as Workman, Sourcebooks, and F+W Media. You can improve your minds, learn new skills, knit and crochet until your fingers go numb, or just relax with a good romance or mystery. If you have children, your kids can read from thousands of homework support (JNF) books and from a huge number of pleasure reading titles from The Child's World, Lerner, Albert Whitman and many other fine juvenile publishers.

  • Magazines & Databases
  • Good Reads

    Looking for book recommendations? News about the latest bestsellers? Want to peruse the latest headlines? Then you've come to the right place!

  • Selected Sites
  • stopyourekillingme.com

    Recommended sites for mystery readers who want to know who the authors are and what they have written.

  • Titles of Note

    Current best-sellers (via Book Sense) and Award-winning titles.

  • Public Records Database

    Free public records database

Civics & Citizenship Toolkit

Everything you need to prepare for citizenship.

The Civics and Citizenship Toolkit contains a variety of educational materials designed to help permanent residents learn more about the United States and prepare for the naturalization process.  Each of the Toolkit's educational products is designed to serve  as a self-study resource for immigrants.

The Toolkit can be checked out for home for 14 days.  Please come in and see if it meets your needs.

About Us

  • Carnegie Library of Ballinger

    SUMMER PROGRAM READING PROGRAM LIBRARIES ROCK! 10:30 a.m. Wed, June 13- Bernadette Nason - storyteller, actress,author 2:00 p.m. Mon, June 18- Repco Wildlife Encounters: So incredibly popular, that we asked them back! 2:00 p.m. Mon, June 25- The Rockin' Balloon Show! Balloons, stories, puppets, magic & fun! 10:30 a.m. Mon, July2- Majik Theatre will present, "Goldilocks and The Three Bears," a live theater performance. 10:30 a.m. Tues, July 10- Drusilla Woods- Storyteller Unleased! 10:30 a.m. Mon, July 16- musick, stories, crafts, & fun. 10:30 a.m. Mon, July 23- music, craft, & fun!!Last Day of Summer Reading program Free admission, parent or guardian must accompany

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  • Contact Us
  • Image JPEG image The Librarian

    I am a 25 year veteran Texas teacher! I have taught Bilingual education and ESL for 25 years! I graduated from Texas Women's University. The last 15 years I taught 2nd grade Bilingual in Spring Texas! I have taught 2nd grade Bilingual in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have taught Kindergarten in Los Alamos where they invented the ATOM bomb! I taught Pre K for a couple years! I believe literacy and reading are of utmost important in people's lives. I have brought my enormous personal library in English and Spanish ! I want to share it with Runnels County! I want to share my love of reading, writing, and literature to this community! I also taught math and science up to second grade. I am very very developmental in my approach, and believe in hands on..... I would love to help people in both languages!

  • Library Policies

    The way we do things and why

  • Library Services

    Everything we do for you, inside the library or out

  • Supporting Your Library

    How to get involved!

  • Your Library Card

    Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

New October Events

Carnegie Comedy Hour Is coming October 3, 2015 Tickets are 10 dollars for the 2:00 matinee with a snack 20.00 dollars for the evening performance with a meal which starts at 6:30!

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"Friends of the Library"

 Various opportunities to volunteer are available.  See your friendly library staff for a Friends Form.

eShelf & Research - Work and Research From the Office or From Home Anytime

  • Good Reads: book reviews, top sellers, author interviews, and news headlines

TexShare Database Logo TexShare Databases: Try these databases filled with magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, and more. Please see your librarian for a username and password.

Location & Hours

Carnegie Library of Ballinger
204 N 8th Street
Ballinger, TX 76821
Phone: 325-365-3616
Fax: 325-365-5004



Mon 10 a.m - 5 p.m

Tues. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wed-Thur 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday


e-mail: carnegie.library@verizon.net

Facebook: Carnegie Ballinger

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Web Forms

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Many people along the way have contributed to the success of Plinkit. First and foremost, thanks go to Eva Miller, the original designer and creator of Plinkit and to the Multnomah County Library who originally sponsored the grant that funded the original project.

Special thanks to the Plone community at large who have been supportive of this project in so many ways.

Plinkit owes a big "Thank You" to the Oregon Department of Education who contributed the original content for the "Kid's Corner", "Middle Schoolers", and "High Schoolers" section of the Plinkit template. Content for these sections was derived from Castillo's Corner and is locally maintained by your public library.

Sharon Morris (Colorado State Library) also contributed additional content for the Español section the Homework and Research Sites page.

The Oregon Plinkit Project participates in the Plinkit Collaborative -- a group of several states that use localized versions of Plinkit for their public libraries. Oregon libraries using Plinkit benefit greatly through the Oregon State Library's work with a cooperative group of librarians, libraries, and resources for further Plinkit development.

And last but not least, Plinkit would not exist if it were not for the Institute of Museum and Library Services which funds Plinkit (in whole or in part) through the Library Services and Technology Act.

Library Policies

The policies which form the foundation of our operation as a public library and our service to the community.

New Additions

New titles that have been added to the collection

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Taste of Ballinger

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Our Locations & Hours

Addresses and phone numbers for our branches and administrative offices.

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Carnegie's New Schedule January 2016

A New Schedule and Snow is in the Forecast for the Carnegie in January! January brings new excitement to the Carnegie! This January will bring Snow to the library! This starts with a new schedule! Longer days! More programs for the community! Monday 10-5 Tuesday 10-6 Wednesday 10-5 Thursday 10-5 Friday 10-4

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Faith Country Country Dinner Theater

A comedy by Mark Landon Smith! Aug 20 for dinner at 6:30 20.00$ Aug 21 for afternoon show 3PM 10.00 Afternoon Show 3:00 PM Snacks included August 21

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First Annual Mexican Independence Day Tamale Cook off

Have a nice Mexican dinner with THE LOS TRES COMPADRES mariaches strolling for 2 hours! See the winning tamales, and the cooks, and the costume contest....along with winners of the decorated tables! Then dance the night away with a DJ from 7:30 til 11 PM!

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