Kindness Rocks!


Picture courtesy of Blue Ribbon News.

Join us to paint rocks with positive messages or fun pictures to later hide and brighten someone else’s day. We’ll provide the materials; all we need is you! Jennifer Dotson of the Facebook group “Rockwall Rocks” will answer all of your rock painting-related questions. She was recently featured in the July edition of Blue Ribbon News.

This free event is strictly for ages 7+.


Eclipse Across America 2017


Photo courtesy of NASA.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. (NASA)

Rockwall’s own NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, Max Corneau, will bring solar telescopes and eclipse glasses to the Rockwall County Library for a safe and fun experience that’s out of this world! Bring your families and friends to this come-and-go event, from 11:30AM to 3PM.

Cool activities and more is available online at the official NASA 2017 Total Solar Eclipse site.

Saturday, August 5th: Last Day to Submit Reading Logs!

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Are you sitting on a pile of reading logs? Been on vacation and forgot to turn in your beach reading time? Bring in your reading logs and grab your prizes before they’re gone.

The last day to submit reading logs (all ages, plus Summer of Numbers logs) is Saturday, August 5th. So bring them and join us that day for a come-and-go party for the whole family!

  • 11AM – 3PM: Enjoy popsicles and activities on the first floor patio.
  • 11AM – 12PM: S & D Puppetry will perform stories in the Children’s Area.
  • 1PM – 3PM: Craft project in the Storytime Room.

We’ve loved reading with you this summer!


Our tweens and teens were treated to a meet-and-greet with some animal friends, courtesy of Zooniversity. Today’s guests included: Anastasia (an European Giant Legless Lizard); Mad Eye Moody (a Tanzanian Tailless Whipscorpion/Cave Spider); Tuck (a Southern Three-Banded Armadillo); baby Matilda (a Collared Brown Lemur); and baby wallaby w/out a name (a rare albino Bennett’s Wallaby). It was wonderful to learn more about these incredible creatures!

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