April at the Library!

April 3, 2014

Upcoming events in April:

Toddler Storytimes – Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Homeschool Storytimes – Tuesdays at 1:30 pm (We have art class the second Tuesday of the month.)
Family Storytimes – Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytimes – Wednesdays at 10:30 am

April 3rd: First Thursday Art by Chrysalis Art – water bleed painting. 5:30 pm
April 10th: Book Club; “Orange is the New Black” by Piper Kerman. 6:00 pm
April 12th: Essential Oils – Green Your Clean. 2:00 pm
April 14th: Art with Mary. 10:00 am (Please pre-register at the library.)
April 14th: Writers Workshop. 7:00 pm
April 18: Library Closed
April 24th: Every Child Ready to Read – Fun with Math and Science. 6:00 pm (Please pre-register at the library.)
April 26th: Library will be open from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Enjoy the Weiner Dog Races!
April 29th: Writers Workshop. 7:00 pm

Please visit the library’s calendar for more details on these events!


Public Input Meeting

March 26, 2014

The Library, Facilities and Downtown Plans will be presented for community input on Thursday, March 27th at 6:30. We will meet in the Kunkel Room at Buda Elementary’s upper campus. Hope to see you there!

Teen Tech Week 2014!

March 5, 2014

Teen Tech Week DIY logo

Teen Tech Week is March 10th – 15th at the Buda Public Library! For students in 7th -12th grades.

Monday, March 10th – Simple Robotics for Beginners; 6:00 – 7:30

Tuesday, March 11th – Make Your Own Music with Free Software; 6:00 – 7:30

Friday, March 14th – Pi Day Activities; 2:00 – 3:30

Online Scavenger Hunt – Come pick up a copy at the library or print a copy from www.budalibrary.org. Scavenger hunts need to be turned in by Saturday, March 15th at 5:00!

Sign up for all programs at the library! Call (512-295-5899) or email (hteems@budalibrary.org) Heather if you have any questions.

Buda Library and Facilities Plan Survey

January 30, 2014

Please take our online survey regarding your preference for the future of the library and city buildings. Completed surveys will be put in a drawing for $75, $50 and $25 Walmart gift cards. Paper surveys may be picked up at the Buda Public Library.

What is the Facilities Plan?

The City of Buda facilities must grow to keep providing top notch service to its citizens. On January 7th, 2014, the Buda City Council procured the services of a team led by Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects to assist in creating a Facilities Plan for all City of Buda facilities. They will study all existing facilities and create a plan that outlines what the City will need in the coming 20 years to keep up with the community.

For further updates, visit the City of Buda Library and Facililities Plan blog.

Update: Printing at the Library

November 21, 2013

Our new print system is all up and running!

We’re excited to have a new print system!
Things to note:

  • Remember to bring change or cash ($1s or $5s) to pay for your prints and copies.
  • Everything prints at the copier.
  • Prints/copies will need to be paid for before they print out.

Since the library is charged for every print or copy made, we will not be giving refunds on unwanted prints. Please come get a staff member if you’re not sure how something is going to print, and we’ll be glad to help you figure it out.

We know this is very different than the old way.
Always feel free to ask us for help!

Printing at the Library

October 7, 2013

If you print from the public computers, please read this!

We offer printing and copying services at the library and are happy to do so. We’ve recently upgraded our copier and are currently working out the kinks. Instead of printing to the printers in the circulation area, the public computers now print to the copier. If you need to print in color or print on a different type of paper, just let us know and we’ll be glad to help you.

Soon, we will add a coin-op machine to the printer so you’ll be able to make your copies and pay for them all at your own pace. Once the coin-op machine is added, papers will not print until they are paid for. Since the library will be charged for every page printed, we will not be able to offer refunds for misprinted pages. If you think your print may have an unnecessary pages, you can check by using the “Print Preview” function. We’ll be glad to show you this function.

We will still be able to take payments at the front desk, but you’ll be able to pay for your prints at the copier with either coins or cash. As soon as we know how that’s going to work, we’ll let everyone know.


Career Cruising

September 18, 2013

Looking for a new job? Not sure what career to look into? Starting college soon? Then we have a great new database for you!

career cruising

Career Cruising is an online career and education guidance system. Research colleges, write a resume or explore careers.

In Career Cruising, you can take tests to tell you what professions your interests and skills make you well-suited for. There is also a test that helps you understand your preferred learning style and suggests study habits that fit that style.

The Employment section of Career Cruising has an amazing amount of information for job-seekers. In addition to a resume builder, there are also in-depth guides to performing a job search, letter writing, interviews, job offers and what to do once you have the job.

The Education section gives upcoming college students many ways to learn about their potential schools. You can search for schools in a number of ways, including geographically, by degrees offered and more. It can also compare several schools in a number of areas and suggest a timeline for getting ready to enter college that can start as early as 8th grade. There’s also information on financial aid.

To use Career Cruising, just sign in to the library catalog. Scroll down and select “Career Cruising” from the list of resources. Once there, create a unique user account and get started!