Volunteers are an important part of Wimberley Village Library. Without the help of volunteers, it wouldn’t be possible for the library to maintain its high level of service. Here are a few of the tasks volunteers help with:
If you would like to help your library, please fill out the Volunteer Application online or download the Paper Form and return it to the library.
The Wimberley Village Library has an excellent junior volunteer program. To be eligible for this program youth must be entering grades 8 and up. All volunteers are required to fill out an application and acquire two teacher references. The general duties of junior volunteers are: assist with shelving, displays, straightening and assembling craft packages. Junior volunteers work in 1 to 2 hour shifts.
This is a great opportunity to get some work experience, serve your community and learn about the library. Junior Volunteers who complete 16 hours of service receive a picture resume for future references. Please download and complete the Jr. Volunteer Application Form and the Reference Form and return to the Wimberley Village Library.
Anyone may use the library during regular business hours free of charge. You will find current best-sellers, encyclopedias, children's books, CD-ROM databases, large print books, movies, music, and genealogy materials. All residents of Texas are entitled to a free borrower's card. Library cards can be replaced for a fee of $1. Wimberley Village Library is a TexShare participant.
Library patrons can borrow up to 20 books and 3 books on tape for three weeks with renewal privilege available unless others are waiting for the material. New books and other items in short supply may be limited in quantity per checkout. Back issues of magazines, video tapes, DVD's, CD's, and CD players can be checked out for seven days. Paperback books are traded or borrowed for an indefinite time; just let us count those at the circulation desk.
Fill out an application form at the circulation desk and present your driver's license or similar identification. Minors need the signature of a legal guardian to complete the application form. The library card will be readied for your immediate use. Just present the library card or your photo ID to borrow materials.
Audio-visual materials such as CD books and DVDs are charged $1 per item for every day they are overdue. All other items are charged 10 cents a day per item for every day they are overdue.
Is the book you want checked out? Place it on reserve: on a first come, first serve basis, that title will be put aside for you. You can even place reserves online and the library staff will put them aside for you. You will be notified as soon as it arrives. You will have three days to pick up the materials before it is passed on to the next patron who has it on reserve.
The Wimberley Village Library can arrange to borrow items from other libraries on interlibrary loan for your convenience. There is a waiting period of at least two weeks, and our patrons are asked to pay $2 to defray the cost of postage.
Computers are available for public use. Click here for details.
Community organizations can arrange to use the library building for meetings. Contact us for information.
Every Friday, 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. It's designed for children between the ages of 3 to 5 years old and their care givers. Story Time typically includes two children's stories, a song and fingerplay, an easy craft related to the theme of the day, and perhaps a flannel board activity.
The themes for upcoming Story Time sessions can be found here.
Every Monday, 10:30am to 11:30am. It is designed for children ages birth to three years. Toddler time can include a story, songs, finger plays and crafts.
If your child has moved beyond looking at the pictures alone in a children's book and can understand the story told in the words and pictures of a children's book, your child is probably ready. Discuss story time with your child before you come. Let him or her know they are expected to sit and listen while the story is being read, but also there will be time to sing, make a craft, visit with friends, and select some books to check out. Stay close and enjoy the stories too.
Emily Robertson, the library's children and youth specialist, prepares and conducts Pre-school Story Time.
WHO CONDUCTS TODDLER TIME?
Kristina Minor, the library's Youth Services Assistant Librarian, prepares and conducts Todder Time.
Texas Reading Club activities for school-aged boys and girls during June and July. Contact the library for more information.
Glad you asked! Volunteers and junior volunteers are always needed; any talent can be used by the library. Just ask for a volunteer form. Donations of money and materials are welcome. Donations may be sent to:
Wimberley Village LibraryP.O. Box 1240 Wimberley, TX 78676